Services are offered in English and Afrikaans

Focus Areas

Women's Mental Health

Some mental health challenges are unique to women or more commonly experienced by women. Through Women's Mental Health services, I focus on addressing the specifics of these challenges.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.

  • Perinatal distress.

  • Fertility.

  • Miscarriage / stillbirth.

  • Menopausal symptoms.

  • Abuse.

Health Psychology

Psychological factors can have an effect on health outcomes. Patients admitted to a general medical hospital or those treated as outpatients may be in need of Psychotherapeutic interventions. When the treating medical team have queries regarding a patient's mental health or how the patient's psychological process are affecting physical health outcomes, the patient can be referred to a clinical psychologist who then liaises with the medical team on an ongoing basis as treatment progress. 

This includes:

  • Patients with medical conditions that result in psychiatric or behavioural symptoms.

  • Those diagnosed with mental health disorders that have been admitted for medical treatment.

  • Assessment of capacity to provide informed consent.

  • Patients with conversion disorder.

  • Assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment of those admitted for parasuicide and suicide attempts.

Facilitation and Training

I provide training to medical personnel on the care and treatment of mental health care users (such as the Low Arousal Approach to managing challenging behaviours) as well as training and psychoeducation to non-medical personnel on mental health care topics.

Other Services

In addition, I am experienced in the psychotherapeutic treatment of people with:

  • Psychotic Disorders.

  • Dissociative Disorders.

  • Intellectual Disability.

  • Personality Diso

  • Medical staff for symptoms associated with burnout.

  • Medical staff in need of debriefing e.g. after failed resuscitation

 
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Bergvliet, Cape Town | info@offordpsychology.co.za | +27 71 446 2693