Amy Dane

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Clinical Psychologist  ?
 MA (Clin. Psych) UCT

HPCSA Number: PS0127540
Practice Number: 0860010643858

​​​​I walk your journey with you and aim to create a therapy experience that enriches your life. Through therapy you may hope to feel more connected with what you really need, which can improve all aspects of your life and reduce the need for unhealthy coping strategies.

Being part of the change and growth process can be very rewarding, and I love the work that I do. ​​​​Therapy can be a powerful experience, which I would recommend for everyone at some point in their lives.

My approach prioritises safety, confidentiality, acceptance and respect of personal belief systems of the client.

Who comes to me?

Anyone looking for emotional growth, relief or change can benefit from therapy.

Some of the issues I work with often include (but are not limited to)

  • Improving self understanding (Helping to answer the question "Why do I feel this way?")
  • Depression, anxiety, childhood abuse and trauma
  • Change
  • Relationship and family difficulties
  • Eating disorders and eating related struggles

How I work

I focus on insight and skills where needed. To do this, I draw on different modalities as needed.

I generally base my thinking in a psychodynamic paradigm, where therapy includes and explores the ways in which the past informs the present. I draw on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy at times when these approaches may be particularly helpful (bearing current research in mind). I am excited by current research in neuropsychology and mindfulness, which also informs my work.

The first session is normally an introduction where we get to know each other and you can ask questions and see if we are a good fit.

A small number of sessions (3-6 ) may be enough to meet the needs of some clients, others may need longer. ​

Background

I completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology at UCT. I was a registered counsellor before training as a psychologist. I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (Practice number PS 0127540). My professional experience includes working at a private adolescent psychiatric hospital for two years and completing specialised training on eating disorders at Tara in Johannesburg.

I offer to claim directly from medical aids if you'd like me to and it is possible.

Contact via Find Help

Mobile: 061 444 4461



Cape Town
2 B Largo Road
Newlands
Cape Town

Works with: Adults, adolescents, and individuals.

Specialising in: Fertility related issues, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, child sexual abuse, depression, eating disorders, family difficulties, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, schizophrenia, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.

Working in: English.