Counselling Psychologist – Fiona Chandler
I am a registered counselling psychologist with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa).
In my practice I consult mainly with adults about a variety of issues that might urge them to seek the help of a psychologist.
I work with both individuals and couples and have a special interest in the following areas:
- Relationship issues
- Adjustment difficulties
- Stress management
- Bereavement and loss
My consulting room is in a private and tranquil setting next door to my house in Somerset West. There is off-street secure parking on the premises. The practice consists of a counselling and office area facing a private courtyard as well as a bathroom.
How does Counselling work?
Counselling sessions are booked on an appointment basis. Appointments may be booked from 8am until 6pm (Monday to Friday) and from 9am until 12pm (Saturdays) subject to availability. Sessions are offered in English and are approximately 1 hour in duration. Counselling fees are within recommended medical aid rates.
My work is predominantly influenced by Narrative Therapy. I believe that people possess within themselves the capacity to solve their problems. I see my role as a psychologist to facilitate this process. I prefer short-term therapy. This serves to empower the client and make therapy more affordable.
What is a Counselling Psychologist?
The scope of practice of a counselling psychologist is outlined by the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) on their website as follows:
“Counselling psychologists assist relatively well-adjusted people in dealing with normal problems of life concerning all stages and aspects of a person’s existence in order to facilitate desirable psychological adjustment, growth, and maturity.”
Physical and postal address:
9 Egrets Street
GPS Coordinates(Decimal Degrees):
From Cape Town take the N2 to Somerset West. You exit at the Broadway Boulevard off ramp. Turn left into the R44. At the first robot, turn right into Main Road, Somerset West (the Lord Charles Hotel is on your left).
Turn left at the 4th robot into Lourensford Road. Turn left at the 2nd circle into Mountain Road. At the top of Mountain Road (T-junction) turn left into Reservoir Road. At the stop street turn right into Oldenland Road. Turn 1st road left into Egrets Street. It is the last entrance on the left.
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