Psychotherapy is collaboration between a psychotherapist and a client (individual, couple, family or group) The purpose of therapy is to enter into a therapeutic journey in a safe and trusting environment where it is possible to deal with issues of a traumatic or psychological nature.
Building the inner strength and facing the trauma and distress of the past, present and anticipated future, the therapist and client are able to rewire, challenge and learn to deal with the life challenges that brought about the search for therapy.

Psychotherapy provides a safe, unbiased and confidential relationship with a trained professional to assess, understand and treat psychological distress, while also providing the opportunity to adjust and release unhealthy habits. Within a space of safety, psychotherapy can facilitate a heightened awareness and a sense of accountability that can add meaning and a sense of purpose to everyday life.

Therapist Toolkit

Doreen obtained an M.Sc. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is trained in Narrative Therapy as well as BWRT Level 1, Level 2, Abolishing Anxiety, Defusing Depression, BB4B and Level 3. She is also trained as a Biology teacher. 

Tools in her toolkit include:

  • Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) – L1, L2 & L3
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Eye Movement Integration (EMI® – L1 & L2)
  • Resource Therapy

About the Therapist

I love working with people in a meaningful way. I am most passionate about helping clients become hopeful about their futures, dreaming alongside them, validating their stories, being inquisitive about their problem solving skills and their view on life, and supporting them as they improve their emotional well-being.

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Testimonials

“Doreen is present and professional. My sessions with her have helped me gain an even greater awareness, & love for self, in turn helping me gain many tools to help me navigate my daily life with confidence and calm. I highly recommend Doreen and look forward to my sessions.”

“I went through a bad patch on all levels and was refered to Doreen by a friend. I had no idea what to expect, but I knew I needed help to face the next days. She introduced me to BWRT and after a few sessions I could identify and replace wrong perspectives with new thought patterns. The therapy is practical and Doreen has a wonderful way to guide you through it. Thanks Doreen for showing me so much!”

“Doreen is very good at making you feel at ease, whilst also making sure each exercise is thoroughly explained and understood. BWRT is surprisingly effective. Progress was noticeable and measurable after each session which kept me curios as to what the next session would offer and how it would go about doing it. It not only helped me to break free from my anxiety episodes, but provided me with better approaches to common uncomfortable scenarios I typically avoided in the past. I think the secret lies in its approach to tackle the problem head on in a safe and secure environment. All it requires is your will to want to get better. Thank you, Doreen, for helping me through a difficult time in my life”.

Consultations

Treatment is tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. Medical Aid as well as Private Rates apply. We also apply for Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMB) where applicable. Our practice is contracted in to Medical Aids. We submit claims to the medical aid on your behalf. The private fee can be paid in cash or via EFT.

Sessions are in English or Afrikaans.

Book a consultation

To book a consultation please call Doreen or send a WhatsApp message at +27 (0) 82 899 9942) or complete the form below and we will contact you to schedule your appointment.