I offer clinical expertise, a friendly ear, and an open-minded, non-judgemental ‘therapy space’ to help you unpick your problems, find solutions and make effective and long-lasting changes.
Hi, welcome to my website. I’m Mandy…
I was born in South Africa and have been fortunate to meet many amazing people from all walks of life working as a psychologist. Some of these people include young people with learning disabilities, the elderly with dementia, women with Borderline Personality Disorder in Broadmoor Hospital and many people with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and those experiencing relationship/attachment issues.
I am clinically trained which means I can diagnose and treat people with mental health disorders. I am fully accredited with the BABCP – the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK and Ireland. I also earned a BA Degree with Joint Majors in Sociology and Psychology.
Apart from working with a CBT perspective, I also combine other approaches such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and a psychodynamic approach. The best therapists are adept at combining their approaches because people are way too complex to understand using only one psychological approach.
I have come a long way since my teen years when I was depressed and emotionally unsettled. A tricky childhood and some challenging health issues along the way have given me a deeper perspective on life. Awareness of how easily life can change has motivated me to be more present in life (and hang on to a good sense of humour!).
Not only is psychology my main focus, I also problem-solve daily – personally and professionally, and then transfer these skills to my clients. We never stop learning, right?
If you are struggling and need someone to help you understand why things are going wrong, need guidance in your relationships, or are dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma and/or depression, I can certainly help you explore whatever is troubling you.
We will work as a team, and together you will hopefully feel less alone in what you are experiencing. You’ll gain self-awareness and find practical ways to improve your quality of life.
Successful therapy isn’t about qualifications alone, it’s also about empathy, excellent people skills, and the ability to put others at ease.
You can speak with me in the comfort of your own home via Skype or Zoom. Feel free to get in touch to chat about what’s bothering you. Let’s arrange a session – I’m keen to listen & support you, and look forward to meeting you!
FEEDBACK FROM CLIENTS:
Anna.T – California
I was amazed at how much counselling helped me. I battled for years with anxiety and after 10 therapy sessions I felt ready to face things I had avoided for years. I have a spring in my step and Mandy has helped me get my life back. Don’t wait till it’s too late.
My entire life has been spent visiting mental health experts and Mandy was the first therapist who explained the important links to help me make sense of my problems. I see how my upbringing has caused me so much trouble but. bit by bit, I am learning to find new and better ways to cope. Highly recommend Mandy – definitely one of the best therapists out there.
Learning about myself has been the biggest key to changing my life and I couldn’t have done it with Mandy’s help. She is insightful and professional. Not only is she extremely experienced but she has had a hard life too, so she approaches from many angles when dealing with mental health.
E.F – Chicago
“A few years back, Mandy was a guest on a podcast I listened to regularly, and her words literally saved me. I ran and got a pen, rewound the podcast, wrote down her advice, and carried it in my wallet. Anytime I felt discomfort I would pull out her words- reading them snapped me out of it. To this day, they still help. Recently I googled her, loved her website, and what do you know- SHE DOES ZOOM SESSIONS. They’re awesome. Mandy gives me the most practical, applicable feedback. We are very focused in our sessions, and I come out of them a better person each time. Her technique is the perfect balance of analysis and action; the tools she gives me have a calming effect and I feel almost immediate relief. Mandy is really helping me to level up my life on all fronts; it’s well worth the time and money and I’m so glad I work with her.”
After having visited two initial therapists and leaving confused and underwhelmed it was third time lucky for me as I came across Mandy and my faith was restored. Mandy has a way of asking the right questions, with no judgement but with enough understanding to allow us really to get to the heart of the issue. I learned a lot about myself and have returned a number of time when i need support particularly in navigating relationships.
“I honestly cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me. I can 100% say that if it wasn’t for you and all of your support and wonderful advice I would have completely screwed it all up by now. I have learnt so much from you….it has been absolutely invaluable ” A.K. NOV 2016
“I will never use another therapist again after finding Mandy – she is brilliant”. G,I. 2015
“After trying a few counsellors, I was very pleased to find Mandy. A straight forward no-nonsense approach that has helped me sort my life out. S.S July 2014
“Mandy was referred by a friend and I am amazed at how much the sessions have helped me. I cannot thank her enough for her support. Chris.D” September 2013
“Mandy is understanding, never judges and has been incredibly effective in helping me move forward. Thank you” G.B. March 2013
“I can tell Mandy anything and always feel better once I have seen her”
T.K. March 2013
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Autobiographical book published in 2004 “Destination Delinquency?” . I blog (almost) daily about my experiences and insights into the psychology of humans covering topics on life, love and relationships.
My autobiographical book was published in 2004.
For more of my Youtube videos: CLICK HERE
I accept clients paying privately as well as clients with health insurance. I am a recognized Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provider: recognised by BUPA, Aviva, AXA and VitaHealth insurance companies.