I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
I matriculated from Settlers High School after which I did my undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town. I completed my Honours Degree at the University of Port Elizabeth. My Master’s Degree was completed at the University of the Western Cape and my internship at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital, Mitchells Plain.
I started my private practice in 1992 and for the past nearly 20 years I have been working with people experiencing challenges of various kinds in their lives. In 1995 I co-founded with Mandy Knaap, the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre, a multidisciplinary centre where paramedical professionals could find a home and work together as a team.
My practice has become known for working holistically with children and families. I see individual adults and do supervision for mental health professionals. I am an accredited FAMAC mediator. I have a special interest in working with families in distress. I work from a narrative perspective and have been trained to use various therapeutic modalities. I hold the belief that the correct choice of treatment modality for each individual is essential to ensure a good response to the intervention.
I work closely with my 4 associates who will introduce themselves below.
“All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
but these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to...” Phil Hanseroth
I will listen to your story. Together, we can co-create a therapeutic story- one that reflects the authentic you.
My approach to therapy is person centred. I am informed by systemic, narrative and cognitive behavioural therapies. I work from a supportive base offering containment to clients experiencing psychological distress. I aim to assist individuals and families in alleviating and containing their distress and helping them to optimise their level of functioning.
I provide psychological services to children (assessments, play therapy and theraplay www.theraplay.org), adolescents and adults.
My areas of interest are:
I am also a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and a Reconnective Healing Practitioner (www.thereconnection.com)
- Psychological/psychiatric conditions (depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders)
- Addictions (my focus is on assisting clients maintain recovery)
- Eating Disorders (including support for clients in the pre- and post- Bariatric surgery phases)
- Adjustment to motherhood as well as antenatal & postnatal depression and anxiety
- Psychological Trauma
- Parenting difficulties and skills
- Learning difficulties
- Interpersonal & relational difficulties
- Loss (death and divorce) and complicated bereavement reactions
- Adjustment disorders
- Personal growth
- Stress management
My name is Natasha Kritzas. I am a registered Counseling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (qualified in 2003). I enjoy working with people of all ages, as well as with couples and families.
My mostly Narrative approach to therapy is focused on having conversations with teenagers and adults about their lives and the circumstances they find themselves in. I love working collaboratively with my clients in attempting to make sense of their lives. I mostly engage in Play Therapy with my child clients as I believe that through their play, they can express themselves.
I enjoy working with a wide range of psychological challenges. I make appropriate referrals to other mental health professionals in instances where I feel that a client would benefit more. I believe in a multi-disciplinary approach working collaboratively with Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and schools. I am a FAMAC accredited mediator.
I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life. I treat every therapeutic intervention in a unique manner & adapt my approach to accommodate the needs of the individual who is seeking professional help. I am energetic in my approach to therapy and I aim to create an environment for my clients where they feel free to express themselves, explore exciting possibilities & create solutions together which will bring about the change that they would like to see in their lives.
I employ person-centred principles in combination with Narrative therapy. I work with adults, adolescents & children (emotional & scholastic assessments & play therapy) who have experienced difficulties with adjustment, stress, divorce, trauma, depression, anxiety and difficulties in their relationship with food and eating.
I enjoy working with families as I believe that it is often necessary to address the system that an individual functions within as a means of reaching desired outcomes in therapy. I am a FAMAC accredited mediator.
My name is Alannah Linden and I trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Cape Town. I have been privileged to travel a varying path in my work and have worked at Table View High school as the school counselor for 6 years, at Valkenberg Hospital, Groote Schuur and Alexandra Hospital with both inpatient and outpatient units. I have also been involved with counselling and the training of volunteers at Lifeline for many years.
I work from an eclectic approach and incorporate psychodynamic and narrative influences in my work. I believe in the unique complexity of each individual and use this as a starting point in making sense of whatever challenges they may be grappling with in their lives.
I have worked extensively with teenagers/adolescents and young adults and have a special interest in this area.
Other areas of interest include
- depression, anxiety
- relationship difficulties
- adjustment and transition difficulties
- individuals and families in which there are intellectual disabilities