“We can only know ourselves through others and we can only know others through knowing ourselves” – Sydney Harris
The art of psychology requires ongoing introspection, expansion of role repertoires, exploring of different frames of references and fine tuning of skills. It is an ever evolving process of exploring humanity and exploring yourself.
My aim with supervision is to provide a comfortable place where you can deal with the discomfort of self-reflection, exploring blind spots or connecting with yourself.
My therapeutic style is built on a strong humanistic foundation, the observation of interpersonal variables, holistic understanding of clients and strategically using the therapeutic relationship to facilitate growth.
I believe in humanity’s innate capacity to self-actualize if given an optimal psychological environment as such I strongly ascribed to the Rogerian principles of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. That being said I am also acutely aware of the intricacies of balancing these values against each other to facilitate growth.
I place a strong emphasis on case formulation focussing on the understanding of the presenting problem from a theoretical foundation with the aim to strengthen and develop clinical judgement and skills.
I work from an Integrative Interactional Approach utilising Systems Theory as a meta-theory. This allows me to punctuate my intervention on the most effective level of the system and to incorporate various therapeutic techniques from different therapeutic modalities.
I am well versed in psychological assessment and neuropsychological assessment. I believe a strong understanding of the psychological instruments and their standardisation combined with an integrative, holistic understanding of a person’s context is crucial to arriving at accurate conclusions following an assessment.
I provide psychological supervision that may include some of the following components:
Interactional Pattern Analysis
Psychological report writing
Neuropsychology -therapy and assessment
Third party psycho-legal assessment