"When you are able to speak about the thing that is most uncomfortable it relieves anxiety"
Holly van Rooyen is a clinical psychologist with a special interest in mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and developmental psychology
Holly Van Rooyen works from the belief that our earliest childhood interactions help shape how we develop and interact in relationships with people and situations throughout ones life. This is the basis of her approach to helping many people with various difficulties and this forms and becomes certain relationship and interaction patterns that suggest people have a tendency to repeat throughout their lives. It is here whereby we can experience difficulties or challenges.
Holly Van Rooyen's areas of expertise:
Psychotherapy allows the space for free talk, whereby you can say what you think, as you think it and together, with your therapist, can explore and see thinking patterns and make connections. This is a collaborative process whereby you feel supported and guided.
Using a combination of science, theory and clinical knowledge, Holly, maintains a strong focus on mental health conditions and behavioural issues while observing and assessing patients. Together, with the patient, Holly recommends a treatment most suited to a patients needs after diagnosis
Mood disorders are characterized by a serious change in mood that cause disruption to life activities.Many individuals are reluctant to seek help for mood disorders due to the social stigma associated with them. Because of this, many go undiagnosed and approximately only 20% of those diagnosed receive treatment.