Welcome

Often when one is diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar or any other sort of mental illness, one is
unsure as to the path you need to follow to find yourself again. This is where the role of the Clinical Psychologist
is most valuable. We work alongside with Psychiatrists in assisting in the treatment and management of people
diagnosed with a Psychiatric illness. Where the Psychiatrist helps in assisting the patient with ensuring
that the correct medication is administered and properly managed, the Clinical Psychologist, through a
process of psychotherapy assists in addressing and dealing with the psycho-social-emotional and functional
issues that need to be addressed to ensure better adjustment and reintegration back into one’s life.

As each person’s life challenges are unique, the approach needed to help patients back into health
needs to be accommodative in order to meet their specific needs. A one-type-fits all approach
will not bring about the kind of unlocked psychological insight needed to bring about the
necessary change and growth needed to restore one to proper health and functioning.

As a Clinical Psychologist with a primarily Psycho-Dynamic therapeutic focus, my aim is to try to enable you
to open the door to your guided journey of treatment, restoration, insight, growth and renewal. Breaking
destructive and non-serving emotional patterns in one’s life and gaining insight into what underlies the
development thereof, helps one realise how to go about re-architecturing your world. My hope is that
through this process, each patient will learn how to live and have a fuller and more meaningful life.

Mental Health Information

Bipolar Disorder

Overview Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder and manic-depressive illness, is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania depending on... read more

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to... read more

Alcohol Abuse

Definition Alcohol abuse is defined as a pattern of drinking that results in one or more of the following situations within a 12-month period: Failure to fulfill major work, school, or home responsibilities Drinking in situations that are physically dangerous, such as... read more

Caffeine

Caffeine-induced sleep disorder is a psychiatric disorder that results from overconsumption of the stimulant caffeine. When caffeine is consumed immediately before bedtime or continuously throughout the day, sleep onset may be delayed, total sleep time reduced, normal... read more

Benzodiazepine Addiction

Understanding Benzodiazepine Dependency and Tolerance Abuse of benzodiazepines is usually defined as using the drug to obtain a non-therapeutic effect. When benzodiazepines are taken for long periods, a person may become physically and psychologically dependent on the... read more

Cocaine Dependence

Understanding Cocaine Dependency and Tolerance   Regular users of cocaine may find they quickly become tolerant to the euphoric effects of the drug. This means it will take more and more cocaine to produce the same feelings. An increased use of the drug is... read more