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Michelle Bennett

Counselling Psychologist, specializing in Divorce
Kloof, Durban, KZN
B.Soc.Sci. (Psych.) Natal , B.Soc.Sci. Hons. (Psych.) Natal, M.Soc.Sci. (Couns.Psych.) Natal
Mobile Number: 083 461 5891
11A Coghill Avenue, Kloof, Durban, KZN

I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years private practice experience in Durban. One of my special interests is to work with adults and with adolescents affected by marital difficulties, separation, divorce and step-family situations/ Blended families; including step-parenting. I offer both Individual and Couple counselling. I believe that a private practice and consulting rooms need to offer a comfortable, very private, confidential and non-judgemental setting. My consulting rooms are in a separate self contained part of my own private property in a tranquil private garden setting. This assists in preventing any patients bumping into or being seen by anyone they know or other patients.

Special interests

I have experience in working with a wide range of clients, concerns, belief systems, spiritual orientations, lifestyles and different cultural groups. I believe it is important that personal belief systems are respected in the therapeutic space.

My areas of special interest include, but are not limited to:

Couple Counselling:

Couple counselling also encompasses marriage counselling, couples who plan to separate and those who are getting divorced. Couple counselling can also be useful when there is step- family involved and step- parenting issues. This counselling can take many forms including providing a “safe space” for mediation and assisting couples with improving communication skills and conflict management when separating or divorcing. This can be particularly important when there has to be continued communication due to joint children being involved or in a joint business setting. This is conducted in the best interests of the adult parties involved and if applicable, any joint children. Both straight and gay couples are seen.

Individual Therapy:

Marital problems; Separation/Divorce Adjustment; Step-family situations or issues; Step-parenting;  Blended families: Dealing with ex partners; Relationship Concerns and Destructive Relationship patterns; Infidelity, Affairs, Interpersonal Difficulties; Anger Management; Loneliness; Single life; Adjustment including to Life Stages; Assertiveness Training; Crisis; Depression; Bereavement/Grief; Stress; Physical and/or Emotional Abuse; Domestic violence; Self-esteem;  Co-dependency; Anxiety Disorders ; Work Difficulties; Personal Growth and many more official “disorders” and normal difficulties of life. People can be faced with challenges in their lives that may seem overwhelming and insurmountable. There is often nothing “abnormal” about this.

Therapeutic orientation

I am trained and have experience in various therapeutic frameworks. I therefore tailor the particular type of therapy to the individual/ Couple, presenting problem, their goals and expectations of therapy. This is important in order to achieve the best results. Every person is respected as unique with a different set of expectations of therapy and presenting concerns. I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on the requirements of the case.

Experience

I have over 20 years of experience in private practice.

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Natal, Durban. My internship was at the Clinic/ Centre for Applied Psychology, at the University of Natal, Durban. This is akin to a private practice setting. It was here that I was initially trained and supervised in the assessment, diagnosis (applies to “disorders”) and treatment of my special interests listed above and much more.

I also have experience in IOD (Injured on duty) / Workman’s Compensation cases. I have also done a significant amount of private practice work for various Corporates and also smaller companies over the years.  I also do work for some EAP groups (Employee Assistance Programs), comment for various magazines and supervise internships.

My commitment to you

I regard it of the utmost importance to put the client’s “best interests” first, while practising within the ethical boundaries of my profession. I look forward to the honour of working together with you and sharing my knowledge and experience in order to assist you.

Registration number (HPCSA): PS 0059137
Practice Number:
8640548

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Michelle Bennett

Counselling Psychologist, specializing in Divorce
Kloof, Durban, KZN
B.Soc.Sci. (Psych.) Natal , B.Soc.Sci. Hons. (Psych.) Natal, M.Soc.Sci. (Couns.Psych.) Natal
Mobile Number: 083 461 5891
11A Coghill Avenue, Kloof, Durban, KZN

I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years private practice experience in Durban. One of my special interests is to work with adults and with adolescents affected by marital difficulties, separation, divorce and step-family situations/ Blended families; including step-parenting. I offer both Individual and Couple counselling. I believe that a private practice and consulting rooms need to offer a comfortable, very private, confidential and non-judgemental setting. My consulting rooms are in a separate self contained part of my own private property in a tranquil private garden setting. This assists in preventing any patients bumping into or being seen by anyone they know or other patients.

Special interests

I have experience in working with a wide range of clients, concerns, belief systems, spiritual orientations, lifestyles and different cultural groups. I believe it is important that personal belief systems are respected in the therapeutic space.

My areas of special interest include, but are not limited to:

Couple Counselling:

Couple counselling also encompasses marriage counselling, couples who plan to separate and those who are getting divorced. Couple counselling can also be useful when there is step- family involved and step- parenting issues. This counselling can take many forms including providing a “safe space” for mediation and assisting couples with improving communication skills and conflict management when separating or divorcing. This can be particularly important when there has to be continued communication due to joint children being involved or in a joint business setting. This is conducted in the best interests of the adult parties involved and if applicable, any joint children. Both straight and gay couples are seen.

Individual Therapy:

Marital problems; Separation/Divorce Adjustment; Step-family situations or issues; Step-parenting;  Blended families: Dealing with ex partners; Relationship Concerns and Destructive Relationship patterns; Infidelity, Affairs, Interpersonal Difficulties; Anger Management; Loneliness; Single life; Adjustment including to Life Stages; Assertiveness Training; Crisis; Depression; Bereavement/Grief; Stress; Physical and/or Emotional Abuse; Domestic violence; Self-esteem;  Co-dependency; Anxiety Disorders ; Work Difficulties; Personal Growth and many more official “disorders” and normal difficulties of life. People can be faced with challenges in their lives that may seem overwhelming and insurmountable. There is often nothing “abnormal” about this.

Therapeutic orientation

I am trained and have experience in various therapeutic frameworks. I therefore tailor the particular type of therapy to the individual/ Couple, presenting problem, their goals and expectations of therapy. This is important in order to achieve the best results. Every person is respected as unique with a different set of expectations of therapy and presenting concerns. I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on the requirements of the case.

Experience

I have over 20 years of experience in private practice.

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Natal, Durban. My internship was at the Clinic/ Centre for Applied Psychology, at the University of Natal, Durban. This is akin to a private practice setting. It was here that I was initially trained and supervised in the assessment, diagnosis (applies to “disorders”) and treatment of my special interests listed above and much more.

I also have experience in IOD (Injured on duty) / Workman’s Compensation cases. I have also done a significant amount of private practice work for various Corporates and also smaller companies over the years.  I also do work for some EAP groups (Employee Assistance Programs), comment for various magazines and supervise internships.

My commitment to you

I regard it of the utmost importance to put the client’s “best interests” first, while practising within the ethical boundaries of my profession. I look forward to the honour of working together with you and sharing my knowledge and experience in order to assist you.

Registration number (HPCSA): PS 0059137
Practice Number:
8640548

Categories List:

Send message to moderator