Clinical Psychologist (adult)
Susan is a Clinical Psychologist with over 22 years of experience in individual, family and couples therapy as well as working with more severe psychiatric cases. She has worked with individuals from many different cultures and approaches therapy with the deepest respect for cultural differences and uniqueness.
She developed a passion for studying trauma and the impact that our emotional experiences and memories have on our inner mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing as well as our overall experience.
She feels that once we look at the world through the lens of trauma and broaden our definition of traumatic experiences beyond the usual psychiatric definition, we realize that mental health is in summary all about the impact of emotional experiences and how these memories function and operate to maintain unwanted cognition, emotional states and behavioural and physiological patterns. Susan is trained in a range of trauma informed approaches including Trauma Incident Reduction and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and enjoys seeing the relief these interventions brings to the people she works with.
Although her primary field of interest is in emotional memory and the effects thereof, her experience field and therapeutic approach is eclectic. She was involved in the research of Bio-Resonance on the symptoms of HIV and AIDS in rural areas such as Kagiso Township South Africa and saw remarkable results.
Today, Susan provides couples therapy for a range of relationship issues and individual therapy for adults & teenagers (13 years +). Within her individual work she provides treatment for psychological and psychiatric disorders including anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and impulse disorders; phobias; self-esteem; stress; work related burnout; and trauma including the use of EMDR.
Susan has completed a Bachelor of Art degree with Honours from the University of South Africa and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Johannesburg.