Area of specialisation

Depression

Depression is a very serious affliction. It is more than just feeling “sad” – it can be a black hole of darkness and despair for those who are caught in it.

Depression can rob you of life’s joy, throttle your sense of purpose and meaning, and trap you in a self-deprecating, perpetuating cycle of hopelessness and misery. I have worked with many patients suffering from depression, and I can help you not only understand, but also stand up to your depression.

As a counsellor I can help

  • Help you rediscover life’s lustre.
  • Aid you in developing new, hopeful perspectives.
  • Support you in regaining your power and your voice.
  • Guide you in making the choices needed to lead a purpose-driven, fulfilling life.

If you, or someone you love, is suffering from depression, please feel free to contact me and arrange a consultation.

Contact Me
  • I am so thankful to be alive and was indeed lucky to have had Joan as my psychological counsellor. Having been lost in anorexia’s black hole of nothingness, Joan never gave up on me, her commitment to my journey will always be treasured by myself and my family.
    Mari
    Age 22
  • Joan’s appreciation of life and all things beautiful convinced me that I too can live without ongoing chaos caused by alcohol controlling my life. The journey to let go was hard with many setbacks. Joan’s ongoing commitment to my journey is what pulled me through. I can stand back in appreciation and look how far I have come, knowing I will never ever go back to where I was.
    Peter
    Age 38
  • I am so grateful I took my daughter to see Joan when I did. Joan has a very unusual way of working with young people. She connects with them at a very deep level and gain their trust right at the start. After only one session with Joan I could see the difference in my child. She was smiling again after a very long time!
    Mother of daughter
    Age 18
  • Four years after I lost my first wife I decided to remarry. It was hard for my children aged 10 and 12 to accept some-one new. Always sensitive to our difficulties, Joan assisted us individually and together to build and strengthen family ties. She supported us in the healing process and enabled us all to move forward.
    John
    Age 42
  • By treating me not as a patient, but as a person – as a friend – Joan gained my trust, and I valued what she had to say. She showed me ways of getting back in touch with myself. Ways of getting to know myself again. I now have plans for my life. I have dreams and ambitions and I feel I have potential.
    Robyn
    Age 17
  • We experienced relationship problems, causing our marriage to suffer. We contracted with Joan for a few sessions. Joan has a heart for people and a passion for what she is doing. Her friendly, yet professional manner of dealing with people is something which comes very naturally for her, something which immediately made us very comfortable with her and really impressed us. It was a pleasure for us to work alongside Joan.
    Ray & Susan
    Age 28 / 257