Edith Buchanan Counselling Psychologist
041 581 5143
083 656 5820

Individual Counselling

Edith Buchanan offers counselling to individuals experiencing various life challenges. By employing the appropriate treatment approach for each client, Edith helps individuals develop coping skills for personal issues such as the following.

Anxiety

Sessions are aimed at helping the client develop coping skills with regard to anxiety as manifested in various dorms such as Generalised Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Emotional, behavioural and cognitive aspects are targeted, with the primary treatment approach being Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Stress Management

Sessions will help the client recognise personal symptoms of stress and learn methods and techniques of effectively dealing with stress and life challenges.

Depression

Sessions are aimed at helping the client develop coping skills for dealing with depression; focusing on emotional, behavioural and cognitive aspects. The primary treatment approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Grief Counselling

Sessions will help the client cope with the ups and downs of the grieving process. Topics of discussion include ways of remembering and honouring loved ones; learning to live without the deceased; adapting to a new way of living; eventually resuming old interests, relationships and activities and cultivating new ones.

HIV / AIDS

This includes both pre- and post-test counselling. Sessions are aimed at helping the client adjust to living with HIV/AIDs, including how to navigate lifestyle changes, manage stress and deal with family and friends.

Relationship Issues / Couples Counselling

Counselling sessions are aimed at helping the couple deal with issues of concern in their relationship. Edith also focuses on teaching effective communication and conflict resolution skills as well as ways to enrich the relationship in various spheres.

Divorce Counselling

Once the decision to divorce has been made, Edith’s sessions will help the client deal with the stress of the divorce process, cope with children and family members, adjust to life after divorce and develop new interests and relationships.

Trauma Counselling

Sessions will help the client deal with the expected symptoms of trauma and learn ways to deal with the associated anxiety to prevent the transition to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Work Adjustment

Sessions are aimed at helping working professionals cope with work stress and challenges relating to a promotion, new position, retrenchment and unemployment.

Retirement Counselling

Edith helps clients prepare for retirement and the change in lifestyle it entails. Sessions are aimed at helping the client adjust to changes with regards to financial, occupational, social, emotional, personal and family issues.

Retrenchment Counselling

Sessions are aimed at helping the client deal with shock and negative emotions in the aftermath of retrenchment and develop plans for the future.

Individual Counselling Individual Counselling

Edith offers individual counselling to adults and adolescents dealing with personal issues such as anxiety and depression, as well as significant life changes such as retirement.

Couples Counselling Couples Counselling

Edith offers couples counselling to couples who are married or in a relationship. She also offers pre- and post-divorce counselling for couples and individuals.

Career Counselling Career Counselling

Edith offers an array of career counselling services for adolescents and adults, including subject choice guidance, career assessments and career management.