Dr. Natalie Pretorius
HPCSA reg no: 0145157 / PR No: 0869589
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome challenges. The aim of psychotherapy is to improve the individual’s well being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behavior, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts or emotions and to improve relationship and social skills. There is also a range of psychotherapies designed for children and adolescents which typically involve play, such as sand play therapy.
Individual therapy are offered to Adults, Parents, Adolescents and Children. The reality is that both emotional and psychological stress can be the result of a significant number of different factors. These factors may include but not be limited to financial, social and physical circumstances. Providing therapeutic support is aimed at addressing human functioning and well being in a holistic manner.
Hypnotherapy is a trance like or focused attention state which is similar to being completely absorbed in a book or a movie. Hypnotherapy is an adjunct form of therapy normally used with other forms of psychological intervention. Hypnotherapy may be used to treat anxiety, phobias, sleep difficulties, learning challenges, and pain management to name a few. Hypnotherapy will only be used with the consent of the client.
In family therapy we work with families to nurture change and development. Family therapy is designed to address specific challenges affecting the health and optimal functioning of a family. Family therapy is often used to help a family through a difficult period, a major transition or mental or behavioral health challenges in family members.