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My Approach

Hey, I'm Tami. 

I am an HPCSA Registered Counsellor based in Roeland Square in Gardens, Cape Town. I work with clients on a short-term basis (4-12 sessions) to achieve their mental-health goals. I do offer longer-term counselling for clients wanting to remain in the therapeutic space on an ad-hoc basis. In order to achieve the best results, I suggest clients have these sessions as close as possible to each other to order to feel the impact of the therapeutic work we will be doing. Most of my clients see me once a week or twice a month for 2-3 months and then taper off into the maintenance phase of counselling. 

My approach to counselling leans largely on Self Psychology, and is coupled with my own experiences​ from therapy.

I draw techniques from Psychodynamic Psychology, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Relational Life Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Psychology. 

I play an active role in the therapeutic space and offer an emotional and sometimes practical approach for clients looking to unpack and process their lives.

 

My belief is that the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is the most important part of therapy, which means that it is important for me to show up authentically in the space. I do this by being honest about the fact that I don't have all of life's answers and don't claim to. I encourage clients to find their own answers in a safe non-judgemental space.

In whichever therapeutic space you find yourself in, I hope you heal from the things no one apologised for. 

Tami x

Please note that I only work with clients age 18 and up. 

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