MA Clinical Psychology, BSocSc (Hons) Psychology, Registered Psychologist (HPCSA)
Lisa is a qualified clinical psychologist from South Africa, with a passion for working therapeutically across various ages, genders and cultures. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has published academically, contributing to lessons of experience in the field of psychosocial behaviour and mother/child development. Lisa has varied work experience and is deeply committed to promoting mental health, a basic human right, amongst all populations. She has an immense capacity for compassion and empathy; and is able to work flexibly, energetically and creatively. A significant strength is her ability to liaise and work well with other health care professionals. This aids immensely when using integrated approaches.
Lisa has developed areas of special interests and skills throughout her academic, research and working experiences including but not limited to
- Maternal and child mental health
- Chronic illnesses
- Mindfulness Based Interventions
Lisa aims to provide a safe, contained and empathic therapeutic environment for a diverse range of needs. This confidential and accepting space can be used to address a wide variety of psychosocial and psychological difficulties; explore ways of optimising well-being; and enhancing quality of life. Lisa offers emotional support and therapy to preteens, adolescents and adult individuals who may be experiencing some of several of these issues.
- suffering from, or recovering from, a mental illness.
- having difficulty expressing and/or managing emotions.
- experiencing emotional distress, depression, anxiety, fear, anger, hopelessness, helplessness, emptiness, apathy, obsessions, compulsions, phobias, etc. that is overwhelming and/or impairs functioning.
- struggling with self-esteem, identity issues and lack of purpose or meaning in existence.
- with difficulties in interpersonal relationships and social interactions (e.g. fear of intimacy, issues around trust, fear of abandonment or rejection, unhealthy communication patterns, poor conflict management, etc.).
- who has suffered loss, trauma, abuse, and/or bereavement.
- struggling to cope in the prenatal period (conception to birth) and/or the postnatal period.
- who struggles to cope or adjust to stressful life events, challenges, and transitional phases (e.g. relocation, transition from high school to university, retirement, etc.).
- who suffers from chronic pain, auto-immune illnesses, and/ or functional disorders (e.g. chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, headaches, fibromyalgia, etc.).
- interested in personal growth; and increasing awareness and understanding of self.
Based on the understanding that everyone is unique, she will tailor all therapeutic interventions to best meet your specific needs.