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Front Line Workers

If you have been working through the Pandemic, you may feel overwhelmed at the moment, I would like to offer you a free session to help you deal with this difficult time. Please email me for more details.

About Me

Originally from England I have been a resident of Cape Town for over a decade now. I obtained my MA in Counselling Psychology from Rhodes University with an internship at Rhodes Clinic and the Student Counselling Centre. Through my training, volunteer work, teaching and practice I have had the opportunity to work with clients from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. I have found that the narrative we build that describes ourselves shapes who we think we are, and how we make decisions, both good and bad. Most of the time, if we are lucky, this works for us, as we transition from one life stage to the next. Sometimes, though, it fails, and we begin to struggle, without understanding why. The reasons for this can be both simple and yet complex. My focus is to help individuals and couples develop insight into why they do what they do, and from there to begin to heal, and re-discover their purpose and passion for their lives. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan in collaboration with you.

Therapy

 

My Approach

I work as an intergrative psychotherapist in that where necessary I draw from more than one approach depending on the needs of the client. The theoretical approaches that I draw from include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy, as well as the Humanistic and Existential Schools of Therapy.

Interests

Individual Counselling | Substance Abuse
Couples Counselling | Career Counselling
Depression | Anxiety | Sexuality
Grief and Bereavement

Your Psychologist

Regardless of the many, many schools of psychotherapy that exist, extensive research has shown that the most important indicator of a successful therapeutic outcome is a good relationship between a therapist and their client. It might take more than one attempt to find a therapist that suits you, but try you must. In the long term you will not regret it.

Inspiration

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made”
– Immanual Kant
 
“I am not what has happened to me, I am what I choose to become”
– Carl Jung
 
“Live your life to the fullest; and then, and only then, die. Don’t leave any unlived life behind”
– Irvin Yalom
 
“This process of the good life is not, I am convinced, a life for the faint hearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one’s potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life”
-Carl Rogers

Associates

I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Reg No: PS 0146030
I am a member of The Schema Therapy Institute of South Africa.
I have taught at the South African College of Applied Psychology
I provide pro bono work for Hope House Counselling Centre, Bergvleit, Cape Town.

Resources

South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)
8am – 8pm | 011 234 4837
24hr helpline | 0800 12 13 14
Suicide Emergency | 0800 567567

Childline South Africa
24hr toll-free | 0800 055555

ADHD helpline
ADHD helpline 0800 554433

Consent Form

Please complete the form below once you have made an appointment.

Online Therapy Counselling Form

Contact Me

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

John Day Psychologist – Cape Town

Office: Medicape Practice, Suite G009, Ground Floor.
7-9 West Quay Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

info@johnday.capetown

Or start a WhatsApp conversation: 061 023 4692