Trauma focused therapy uses a range of techniques for the purpose of processing difficult feelings experienced by a trauma survivor, which may impact on thoughts, beliefs and behavior. One of the primary techniques used in the practice is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). This is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on recreating balance within the brain information processing system. The therapist in this practice has a special interest in the area and is a trained EMDR therapist.
Play Therapy is a specific counseling technique that helps a child express their emotions, wishes and needs through non-directive techniques. This creates a non-threatening space for children to express themselves in a language that appeals to their developmental age.
Offers couples an opportunity to grow within their relationships. Most couples face challenges in their relationships. The idea is for them to learn healthier methods of dealing with differences through the use of empathic understanding of their partner, conflict management skills and effective communication skills.
The therapist uses psychological theory and research to assist a diverse spectrum of clientele including adults, families, children, couples and groups to work through challenges that they may experience. The aim is to create a safe therapeutic relationship to collaborate in dealing with mental health issues ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma and difficulties within relationships.
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and mood disorders are common psychological conditions that may impact significantly on people’s lives. Individuals may feel a sense of loss of control on their everyday functioning. The treatment focuses on assisting individuals to understand the conditions and learn skills to manage them in order to become socially and occupationally functional.
MA Counselling Psych (Wits)
Hanifa Ebrahim is a counselling psychologist with over 15 years experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Her experience ranges from hospital and community settings to the corporate environment. Not only has she had the opportunity of training in a variety of settings but she has had the opportunity to engage with individuals within a variety of settings but privileged enough to work with both children and groups.
Hanifa’s love for imparting knowledge and empowering others has guided her into the fields of training and development. She has worked extensively with various sectors of society including the corporate sector in empowering them with skills in many areas including basic counselling skills, HIV, resilience and stress management training.
Hanifa’s continuous growth and development in her fields of interest allows for the therapeutic space to be dynamic and contemporary. She is committed to a holistic, non-invasive approach, tailored to address the individual goals of each client in empowering them to reach their full potential.