A healthy mind is a healthy body
Clinical Psychologist Grace Sepota specialises in Psychotherapy for Individuals (Children, Adolescents and Adults), Couples, Families, Groups and Psychological Assessments.
I am registered with the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) as a Clinical Psychologist. I am also a registered practitioner with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). I obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Africa (UNISA). I did my Internship at Polokwane/Mankweng hospital complex and subsequently completed my Community Service at Thaba Moopo Psychiatric hospital. Currently finalising a higher certificate in Christian counselling which integrates the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model in therapy. This model, considers biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors as well as their complex interactions in understanding health, illness, and health care delivery.
I have experienced working with people at all levels, viz: children, adolescents and adults with various mental health conditions and general life challenges. I have worked with individuals, families, and groups.
My specialty is in Family systems. This approach is based on the view that all human actions are inter-related and interdependent. Clinical problems are viewed as part of the interactional series of behaviours that have developed through repeated exchanges.
I also integrate systems with other approaches such as Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Humanistic approach and others based on the individuals needs for treatment.
Individual therapy (Adolescents and adults)
This is a therapy in which the client is treated on a one-on-one basis with a therapist. Individual therapy may encompass many different treatment styles. During therapy individuals explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, discover their dependable strengths, understand themselves and others better, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Play therapy is a treatment that helps children to express their emotions, improve their communication, and solve problems. This therapy capitalizes on children’s natural ability to express their feelings and resolve conflicts through play.
This is a type of psychotherapy designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. The aim is to assist family members identify how specific behaviors affect others, learn new ways of relating to each other, resolve conflicts, and open lines of communication between all family members. Family therapy is a way of looking at problems from the view of the overall system and intervening on interactions within the system.
Premarital counseling is a type of family therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling is highly recommended for couples who are preparing to get married (in the engagement stage of marriage). It ensures that the couple preparing for marriage have a strong, healthy relationship, giving them a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage.
Marriage counselling / Couples therapy
Marriage counseling typically brings couples or partners together for joint therapy sessions. Working with a therapist, the couple learn skills to solidify their relationship, such as problem-solving, communication, parenting, planning together, etc.
This is a type of counseling used to lessen the stress of divorce. It empowers the individual to cope with the stress of divorce. This counseling helps the individual to understand the causes of separation and come to terms with changes that divorce brings. Divorce counseling will take the individual step-by-step through his/her emotions and problems to overcome.
Psychological assessment is a process of testing, that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological assessment is also referred to as psychological testing.
- Parental issues
- Trauma debriefing
- Addiction counselling
- Mood Disorders
- Adjustment Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
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