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Services offered

Individual psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a process where a trained and appropriately registered therapist seeks to help a patient through some emotional, psychological or psychiatric difficulty by means of talking, rather than biological or medicinal means.

A rough guideline on the process followed is, in order: 1. Establish what exactly the main problem is 2. Obtaining historical information which may include but is not limited to details about how you were raised, difficulties growing up, school performance, work history, anything and everything that has made you who you are today. 3. At this stage we start looking at how your past may or may not have influenced your current problems and what we can do to alleviate these problems.

Psychotherapy is a very unique process and will be completely different for every person who enters psychotherapy. It is therefore always a difficult task to pin a number down on how many sessions may be needed. This can be discussed as you and your therapist progress through sessions.


Dialectical Behaviour therapy skill groups

DBT is an intervention designed specifically for people who experience dysregulated emotions (e.g. Bipolar Mood disorder, Borderline personality disorder) and aims to equip them with skills to better regulate emotions, practice mindfulness, tolerate distress better and to be more effective interpersonally.

Couples therapy

Couples therapy is where the process of psychotherapy takes a more relational and interpersonal stance and aims to address problems experienced in the romantic relationship.

In this regard, couples may want to go through a process of pre-marital counselling, conflict resolution or maybe just relationship enhancement.

Psychotherapy is a very unique process and will be completely different for every couple who enters psychotherapy. It is therefore always a difficult task to pin a number down on how many sessions may be needed. This can be discussed as you and your therapist progress through sessions.


Family therapy

This where the process of psychotherapy is applied to the entire family and all of its dynamics and intricacies. Family therapy helps the members of the family to better understand their role, responsibilities, limitations and expectations within the family to ensure that there is harmony and a pleasant “living environment” for everyone.

Psychotherapy is a very unique process and will be completely different for every family who enters psychotherapy. It is therefore always a difficult task to pin a number down on how many sessions may be needed. This can be discussed as you and your therapist progress through sessions.


Forensic/ Court reports

Ivan also conducts forensic work on a periodic basis. With his experience at the Department of Correctional services and pre-graduate training he is no stranger to forensic/ legal work. Kindly contact Ivan directly before making an appointment.