My name is Kerry Kirkman. I am a clinical psychologist offering both short and long-term individual therapy for children, adolescents, adults and couples to facilitate growth during life transitions and manage various aspects of psychological distress.
I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF).
I am passionate about working with both children, and adults and have gained invaluable experience and exposure through working at the following organisations:
– St. Georges Hospital, Tooting, London, UK
– Learning to Play, Playing to Learn centre for autism, Cape Town
– Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, Pretoria
– Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital, Krugersdorp
– Life Riverfield Lodge, Johannesburg (current)
– Life Fourways Hospital, Johannesburg (current)
Where I am based?
The practice is based at 340 on Main Health and Wellness centre in Bryanston. My office is easily accessible from Sandton, Rivonia, Randburg and Bryanston.
I offer evidence based psychological therapy for individuals, children, adolescents and couples. My main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy. I also use Narrative Therapy, Interactional pattern analysis (IPA) and Mindfulness techniques in my work. I am passionate about my work and I am approachable, supportive and compassionate. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to explore clients’ current difficulties. I value an empathic and confidential therapeutic environment that facilitates my client’s sense of emotional safety and a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
Therapy is a voluntary process and it is important to find a ‘fit’ with the therapist you engage in therapy with. Your initial session will classically involve creating context and sharing some background information that will assist in gaining a therapeutic understanding of the areas you’d like to address in the therapy space.
A treatment plan will also be discussed, which will cover topics such as the frequency or length of therapy, which individuals will be involved in therapy, and what form of therapy may be most useful.