What is a Psychologist?
As social scientists, psychologists have conducted extensive research, over the past 100 years, to further our knowledge about human behavior, human development, psychological problems, the measurement and understanding of personality characteristics, and other important areas of knowledge about how people think, feel and behave.
As health care professionals, psychologists apply what they have learned about human behavior, human development, psychological problems, the measurement and understanding of personality characteristics, and other important areas of knowledge about how people think, feel and behave, to help people resolve personal adjustment problems, overcome emotional illness, and sek a better understanding of themselves. A professional psychologist has broad knowledge about human behavior, and understands how to apply that knowledge to help people change.
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors. They can prescribe medications, and they spend much of their time with patients on medication management as a course of treatment. Psychologists focus extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioral intervention.
What is Individual Therapy?
Individual Therapy is when the Psychologist works one on one with a person, to address their problems and formulate solutions. Individual therapy entails one-on-one sessions between a therapist and the client. It does not necessarily need to take place in times of crisis or distress but can also assist an individual in personal growth and development. My professional interests include, but are not limited to: Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Disorders of addiction (alcohol/drugs), Adjustment, Bereavement, and Trauma.
What is a Couples's Therapy?
If a couple are needing relationship help they often see a therapist to assist them to work through their problem. The sessions that they attend with their psychologist is called couple’s therapy. Couples therapy involves joint sessions with the therapist and the couple. The length of a session is usually 60 minutes. Couples therapy aims to address the unique stressors and conflicts that are being experienced by the couple. It assists in improving communication, exploring patterns that may be problematic, and enhancing the strengths within the couple system. It is also useful in helping the couple deal with important changes in the life cycle such as birth of a new baby, children going to school, dealing with teenagers etc.
What is Group Therapy?
This is very similar to couple’s therapy, but involves a group of more than 2 people. Again, it is relationships that need attention. Group therapy can be an effective treatment choice for drug addiction, depression, bereavement, and traumatic stress. It helps you realise you are not alone, facilitates giving and receiving support, helps you find your voice, helps you relate to others (and yourself) in healthier ways, and provides a safety net.
What are Medico-legal Assessments?
The assessments are conducted following the request of a legal representative or third party.
What is Transformation Speaking?
In a world where people are afraid of change, it may sometimes be necessary to embrace the disruption. I strive to make a genuine difference in our communities by changing minds through touching hearts. Keynote topics include:•Realizing the dream: A career change story on how to continue to follow your dreams,- Going against the current: Overcoming drugs and peer pressure-My space in the digital world- Pros & Cons of Media-The boxing ring: A metaphor for survival.
What is Family Therapy?
Family therapy involves sessions with the therapist and various family members (depending on each family’s unique composition). Family therapy helps the family deal with issues experienced by the family such as conflicts, illness within the family, and identifying patterns of interaction among family members that perpetuate problems.
How Do I Get Started?
Simply call me on (081) 884-2676 to book you appointment. Or use the form below. When you make your booking, please indicate in the Notes your choice of venue - Craighall Park or Robertsham. Please remember that Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon and Saturday are dedicated to Robertsham whereas Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning are for Craighall.
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