As a Counselling Psychologist I am passionate about the work I do and the people I see. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients, finding understanding of their difficulties from their perspective, so that I can tailor therapy treatment to suit each unique individual. No one shoe fits all in therapy!
I believe that we all come across difficulties during our lives, but that if we collaborate to tailor therapy to your individual needs, you will develop a greater understanding of your inner world, and we can create a personal road-map for you which will show you the way forward, so you can overcome the challenges you face in the outside world.
I do truly want clients to have a fulfilled life and not to have to be in therapy longer than needed. I also understand the financial demands of our day and age and as such I like to practice mainly within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework (which is generally shorter-term therapy with sustainable change). I am also trained in psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches and do not always use CBT as a stand alone treatment but integrated with other treatments. As my client in our therapeutic alliance, I think you deserve an expert service and as such will work with you in understanding your thoughts and related behaviours. As a naturally empathetic person, I empathise with the constraints of our lives and the difficulties we all face, and try to find techniques, skills and tools that fit with your strengths in helping you overcome difficulty and supporting you through any future trigger events.
As with GP's, when we walk into our appointment, we trust that the GP is an expert in their field and that we would like to walk out with a clear indication of our problems, what medication to take, how many times a day etc. My hope is that I could give you the same type of service. I see my integrated approach as somewhat of an educational process, and as such will develop with you a series of skills, insights, and strategies that you can apply in your current situation and any future reoccurrences. As an expert in the field I would like to be able to give you the tools from my toolkit so that you can go out into the world and work on any problem areas that may come up in your sessions to not only improve your thoughts, but your behaviours and feelings and in the grand scheme of things, your quality of life.
*Please note: I am happy to work on a sliding scale for individuals who are financially unable to afford the full fee and also offer 20min free consultations."
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I am a Counselling Psychologist in Private Practice in London, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand with diverse experience in psychiatric wards and community settings in the public sector, as well as in outpatient settings in private practice, for clients with short-term and long-term difficulties. I have worked with children, and adolescents as well as adults, in one-to-one, couples, group and family therapy settings, however I now specialise working with Adults (18yr +) struggling with daily life difficulties ranging from stress/burnout to depression/anxiety to personality difficulties. My approach is founded on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Theory.
BSC in Psychology and Criminology
BSC Honours in Psychology
MA in Counselling Psychology
I spoke with Juandri at a very emotional time in my life - I was bereaved and struggling to cope with how I was feeling. Juandri really helped me to understand that it was okay to feel the way I did, and to find ways to be kind to myself and to move forward.
Very professional, thoughtful and caring.
Juandri helped me going through a difficult period. She came across as a very warm and empathic person ever since our intro call and that's what made me trust and chose her as therapist. After only a few weeks of seeing Juandri I started to see improvements and feel better. She also provided very useful additional material at the end of each session. Thanks a lot for your help Juandri!
I can't speak of Juandri highly enough. She has been an absolute light for me and helped me through some of my darkest moments. I highly recommend her for anyone needing help with life difficulties. I walked in thinking I knew my problem and walked out knowing a lot more about myself. I am so grateful for her and recommend her to anyone who would listen.
Miss Buitendag was a great help to me. She was professional in every manner and made me feel comfortable with the therapeutic process. I found her techniques useful and would recommend her to others in the future. I am grateful for her insight and her expertise, I feel better in every regard and am once again excited to see what the future holds for me.
Juandri was amazing, she felt genuine and honest. I liked that she made the space comfortable and never made me feel judged. She shared a lot of psycho-education and I found it extremely helpful.
Juandri is a very warm and supportive psychologist that helped me to deal with my crippling anxiety. I began seeing her just after a very low moment in my life when I was at the depths of despair and with her very caring bedside manner she helped me to understand what I was going through.
Made me feel extremely comfortable from the very beginning, and the sessions were very helpful - exactly what I required at the time.
She was really great. Did some short term therapy for something I was struggling with at that point in time. She was very helpful!
I came to Juandri originally for my eating difficulties. I found the process really difficult but really helpful. I have struggled with my eating my entire life and have found that I was never able to overcome it. Therapy with Juandri helped me get to deeper feelings that triggers my eating difficulties and helped me reframe a lot. It has been a long journey and has been a long therapy journey, it took me long to accept that I needed longer term therapy, and can't believe this is where I am at 2 years later, and knowing I can count on her whenever I may need.
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It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Juandri Buitendag to any patient looking for a caring, competent and highly experienced psychologist. I have experienced her as a genuinely passionate practitioner who is going the extra mile for her patients. Her knowledge and reliability are an asset to our clinical team and the patients she is looking after. She fosters therapeutic relationships beautifully and brings about change for the better in those who experience suffering and distress. Without a doubt, I confidently recommend her to any person seeking to foster their mental health and well-being and who is looking for a psychologist who helps them reduce their distress.
Dr. Ute Liersch
What are Miss Juandri Buitendag's reviews like?
Miss Juandri Buitendag's overall patient rating is 4.97 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 76 reviews
What languages does Miss Juandri Buitendag speak?
Miss Juandri Buitendag speaks Afrikaans and English
Where is Miss Juandri Buitendag located?
Miss Juandri Buitendag primarily practices at City Therapy Rooms, located at 33 Furnival Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4A 1JQ
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What are Miss Juandri Buitendag working hours?
Miss Juandri Buitendag is working Tuesday (08:00 - 18:00), Wednesday (08:00 - 18:00), Thursday (08:00 - 18:00)
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