About Lize

Practice address:

Seaview House, 2A Seaview Terrace, Mount Albert, Auckland 

I am a clinical psychologist who work extensively with clients experiencing depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I work with individuals, groups and families . I am available Monday - Friday.

Background

I completed my MA (Clin Psych) Cum Laude at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2001. After graduating I combined a private practice with lecturing psychology at the Bond University Campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. and later at the University of Pretoria.I was Clinical Coordinator for the Marinoto West Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team.

 Areas of Interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Family discord
  • Adjustment to immigration (I am fluent in Afrikaans )
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Child and adolescent mental health

Treatment Approach

My training at the University of Pretoria included both a systemic and psychodynamic approach to therapy. I have a firm understanding of both the fundamental principles of psychology and the post modern approaches that have been developed more recently in the field.

At its core however therapy is a relationship based on trust, honesty and mutual respect. I regard myself as one of many people in a client’s life who can support them in making choices that enable them to live the life they want to. The treatment approach needs to fit the client and not the other way around.

Networking with other professionals in my field is vital.