Shaping Healthy Relationships“Only from the heart, can you touch the sky” - Rumi
Therapy that gets to the heart of the matter
My therapy is centred on working with the deeper emotions that underlie your behaviour and experience, whether you are a couple, an individual, a child, a teen or a family. It connects with the heart of your experience and resolves the root of your difficulties so that you can move forward in your life with greater compassion and insight.
For therapy to be successful, you need to feel respected and understood by me, know and understand the path ahead in therapy, agree on your therapy goal and feel that you are making steady progress towards it.
Emotionally Focussed Therapy is based on 50 years of research into human bonding and 30 years of research into helping couples connect and thrive. Research has shown that Couples Therapy, using the EFT model, has achieved a 75% success rate with couples, with 86% of couples reporting feeling happier in their relationships. And results are long-lasting. EFT has also been proven to be effective with individuals suffering from trauma (particularly related to child abuse or neglect), depression and interpersonal problems, including unresolved feelings towards past significant others and complicated grief. This approach, has been empirically supported as an effective treatment for family therapy and adolescents experiencing suicidal ideation and/or depression, eating disorders and internal hostility. Attachment theory, based on 50 years of research, grounds all my work, particularly my work with children and parents. I have benefitted from many other well-respected and experienced teachers on my numerous explorations in psychology and incorporate their understanding to benefit my work with you. Ultimately, who you are, and what you need, will decide the journey we take together.
I am very grateful to be one of the few professionals trained in Emotionally Focussed Therapy in South Africa and work as a psychologist in Cape Town. Emotionally Focussed Therapy is based on Dr Sue Johnson’s work. In 2016, she was named Psychologist of the Year by the American Psychological Association (APA), and she has been honoured by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy.
Therapy for children under 12 years who are experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties.
Helping teens through their journey of self-discovery and adjustment to new experiences and challenges.
Form healthier relationships and create the life you envision.
Empowering couples to move from disconnection and conflict into a secure loving bond with each other.
Therapy to support and understand each family member and to help them form a secure emotional bond with each other.
Improving your relationship with your children and advice on how to deal with certain situations.
The art of knowing yourself, reducing stress and living in the present moment.
Workshops to inspire, enrich and transform the lives of couples and parents.Workshop dates and bookings
Angela’s top picks for further learning
Hold Me Tight - Couples Workshop
The principles of Emotionally Focussed Therapy are experientially discovered in the Hold Me Tight Workshop. Emotionally Focussed Therapy is successful primarily because of its focus on a relationship as an attachment bond. The key to this approach is for partners to realise how dependent they are on each other for emotional support (in the same way as a child is dependent on a parent for comfort and nurturance) and to learn how to create and maintain a secure and loving bond with each other. Couples work privately, either alone or with their partner, depending on the task.