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.
Listening underpins everything Shaun does as well as being active directive in his approach he tends to be practical and realistic working at the pace defined by his clients. As we live in a multi-cultural society of diverse beliefs, Shaun strongly believes that each person’s model of the world needs to be respected and considered in all aspects of the work he does.
He specialises in working with anxiety disorders, addictions, eating disorders and relationship work. While on the corporate side he works with team development and leadership coaching.
The theoretical foundation of his work is based in various Cognitive –Behavioural Therapies as well as Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT), Solution Focused Therapy, Appreciative Enquiry, Relationship Therapy and Crisis Therapy.
Tools in his toolkit include:
- Brain Working Recursive – BWRT L1 & L2
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – DBT
About the Therapist
Shaun has been practicing as for 25 years as a a registered Clinical Psychologist, an experienced team and leadership facilitator and life coach. He works with teenagers and adults to overcome a diverse spectrum of emotional, relational, occupational and mental health challenges.
He believes that healing takes place in an environment that is safe, caring and accepting. It is primarily through this therapeutic environment and relationship that we can face ourselves and our struggles so that we can begin moving into the direction of hope, meaning and results.
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.