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About me

I am a HPCSA registered counselling psychologist in Durban (Glenwood), working from a home-based consulting office, offering ADULTS (18 years or older) client-centred and client-tailored INDIVIDUAL psychotherapy (counselling), together with psychological screening, assessments and psycho-education. I have been in private practice since 1993, with additional experience as a lecturer, student counsellor, police psychologist, trainer and psychosocial training and resources development consultant.

I work with adult clients experiencing a variety of problems and help facilitate meaningful change through a number of psychotherapeutic modalities and techniques. I have experience in working with a range of clients with various concerns, belief systems, spiritual orientations, lifestyles and cultures. Clients can be self-referred or referred by another health worker (e.g. general practitioner, psychiatrist, social worker, employer, pastor).

The focus of therapy is to develop and maintain a good working relationship in order to collaboratively facilitate meaningful change. In doing so I would most likely use one or more types of psychological techniques [e.g., Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT / SFBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Activation, Narrative Therapy, and so on].

The psychological techniques used are guided by clients' preferences as well as commonly accepted 'treatment guidelines' (best practice) for the difficulties being experienced by the client, and the kinds of changes the client would like to make. These guidelines are informed by research which attempts to determine which psychotherapy techniques tend to be more effective with particular problems (e.g., anxiety, depression). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is often utilised because it is indicated for a wide variety of problems by professional guidelines such as NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

First meeting: The first meeting is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about psychotherapy (counselling) in general. It is also a good time for you to gauge whether or not there is sufficient potential to develop a good working relationship with me - your therapist.

Your first appointment with me will be longer than the standard 60-minute consultations most people are used to. All first appointments are 90-minutes long and charged as such. During this time we will discuss the difficulties you are facing and what you are hoping to gain from psychotherapy. An important goal of the first consultation is to decide whether the services I offer are well suited to assisting you with your particular concerns and the changes that you would like make. On those rare occasions where it is agreed that the services I offer are not a good match, I will make suggestions regarding what service/s may be better suited to your needs and, where possible, provide contact details to facilitate referral.

If we decide that my services (and experience) are well suited to your needs, and that you feel comfortable working with me, then we will schedule additional appointments. All future appointments (sessions) will typically be 60-minutes long, but I am quite flexible and offer 90- and 120-minute consultations on request too. For example, some clients find it easier to have a longer session every second week rather than a weekly 60-minute session. Clients who live far away tend to prefer longer consultations less frequently too.

Fees: This practice determines its fees at the beginning of each year. The 'practice fee' is usually based on an average of the fees charged by the larger medical aid schemes, rather than the considerably higher fee guidelines provided by HealthMan ( see http://www.healthman.co.za/Tariffs/ ). For more information on fees and payment options, please visit the fees page of this website. Please email ksuter@iafrica.com for an appointment or telephone 0824947212.

Conditions:

This practice assists with difficulties related to:

  • Anxiety (e.g. panic, phobias)
  • Mood (e.g. depression)
  • Trauma (e.g. car accident, hijacking, etc.)
  • Adult children of alcoholics (ACA/ACoA)
  • Adult Children of other types of dysfunctional families (e.g., ACoN)
  • Adjustment to significant life events/ transitions
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Career guidance (young adults/ adults)
  • Relaxation training for stress/ anxiety
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Treatment:

This practice uses the following psychotherapies:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT/ SFT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

Professional standing:

  • Continued professional development:
    • Monitor evidence based research
    • CPD approved courses/ activities
    • Regular professional supervision
  • Professional training:
    • BSocSci (Psychology)
    • BSocSci Hons (Psychology)
    • MSocSci (Psychology) Cum Laude

Kevin Suter | Psychologist | Psychotherapist | Glenwood Berea Durban

Psychological assessment and talking therapy (counselling / psychotherapy) service in Glenwood, Berea, Durban
415 Lena Ahrens Road Glenwood Berea Durban KwaZulu-Natal 4001 South Africa 0824947212 ksuter@iafrica.com
Monday – Thursday | 10:00–18:00 Friday | 10:00–18:00 Saturday | 10:00–13:00