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Werner Briedenhann

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Although I am a clinical psychologist, I am human, just like you. I understand that life is difficult and can be overwhelming. We tend to get caught up in unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving and relating to ourselves and others. This may lead to a variety of difficulties ranging from depression and anxiety to self-loathing, guilt and shame and sometimes substance abuse to escape ourselves.

I believe having a good and honest relationship with ourselves and others is the starting point for change. That’s what therapy provides, a space to talk honestly and openly about our feelings and problems as well as an opportunity to discover more about ourselves.

Sometimes all we need is to talk to someone to gain clarity and find an answer we were searching for and sometimes we need more. I bring skills to therapy to help you explore, understand, accept, and change. I believe we are complex beings and therefor work from an integrative and holistic therapeutic approach. I work with you as a person despite the challenges you face.

Therapy is also a two way street. Our therapeutic relationship is the catalyst for change. I reflect on this relationship and will share this with you.

My work experience ranges across different cultures, nationalities and age ranges. Although a large portion of my work consists of seeing adult clients, I have experience in working with children and adolescents.

Therapeutic approach

My approach to therapy is integrative. This means I draw on a variety of therapeutic modalities to tailor sessions to your needs. I integrate components from a variety of therapies which include:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic orientated therapies

Central to my therapeutic approach is our therapeutic relationship as for some clients it will be the first good relationship they ever encountered.

Everyday difficulties I work with

I work with a range of people from a variety of backgrounds to help them flourish again. I have experience in working with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Couples Counselling
  • Family Therapy
  • Adjustment difficulties

Therapy is conducted on a face to face basis and online via video call if needed.

Supervision services

I provide supervision for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Fees

Please contact me to enquire about fees for therapy and supervision.