Working with clients
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, my therapeutic work is mainly informed by Jungian and psychoanalytic thinking. I am, however, also open to the use of brief and solution-focused interventions when appropriate and necessary. I work with individuals — adolescents and adults — who are experiencing a variety of life crises and difficulties, both personal and work-related.
The most common types of issues that I assist my clients with are as follows:• Early trauma and attachment difficulties • Childhood abuse • Dissociative disorders • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Difficulties with affect regulation and interpersonal boundaries • Mood and anxiety disorders such as depression, chronic anxiety and panic attacks • Chronic pain, for example, Fibromyalgia • Dealing with illness, stress, life changes, working through loss and grief, and relationship issues • Personal growth
Training and development of psychotherapists
I am very interested in and involved with the further training and development of psychotherapists: colleagues consult me both for their own therapies/analyses and for clinical supervision. In this regard, I have been involved in the training of Jungian analysts in Cape Town at the Southern African Association of Jungian Analysts (SAAJA), as part of Exco and as chair of the Curriculum Committee. I do some pro bono work, preferably in my area of interest, which is working with mental health professionals who are studying or training.