Depression, Fears, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Habits, Personal Confidence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Problems, Smoking, Social Phobia, Stress and Anxiety, Weight Management
My interests and specializations includes Positive -, Performance -, and Heatlh Psychology.
Positive Psychology is a science of positive aspects of human life, such as happiness, well-being and flourishing, and focus on the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of life.
Performance Psychology is the systematic application of psychological principles and techniques to performance, particularly when there is a time element and one must perform on demand. Although it is often stereo-typically associated with professional sports, it studies human traits that can be applied to performance in business, fitness, arts, academic, or any other domain with a performance component. I am especially interested in the psychology and neurobiology of self-regulation, willpower and mindset. In addition, achievement is a large domain that also falls under Performance and Positive Psychology, which includes concepts such as Grit, Habits and Rituals, Goal-setting, Self-control, and having a Growth Mindset. Achievement in life is necessary because it helps individuals build hope for the future. Past successes makes us feel more confident and optimistic about future attempts and therefore increases self-esteem and improves our personal locus of control, which further enables us to deal better with future challenges.
As a Health Psychologist, I am concerned with the psychological and behavioral processes in healthcare. Especially how psychological, behavioral, and social factors contribute to illness and physical health, and ultimately how these factors could contribute well-being in a holistic way.
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa.
During the week I work at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) as a student counsellor. After hours and on weekends I see private clients at a well established private practice, My Family Practice, in Somerset West (http://www.myfamilypractice.co.za/).
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