Miss Juandri Buitendag

Miss Juandri Buitendag

MSc

Psychology

Recommended by 1 specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Very personable, knowledgeable and experienced therapist. “
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Subspecialty

  • Psychotherapy
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: PYL35804
  • Health Care and Professional Council: PYL35804
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £150

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    City Therapy Rooms

    33 Furnival Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4A 1JQ
    22 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    08:00 - 18:00
    Wed
    08:00 - 18:00
    Thu
    08:00 - 18:00
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    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.

    Procedures

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Confidence Building
    • Work Stress
    • Schema Therapy
    • Counselling
    • Video Consultation
    • Anger Management
    • Cognitive Training
    • Community Rehabilitation
    • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
    • Eating Disorders
    • Integrative Psychotherapy
    • Life Coaching
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy
    • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
    • Solution Focused Therapy
    • Work Performance
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    Special interests

    • Depression
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Stress
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self-Worth Issues
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Identity Problems
    • Panic Disorder
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Trauma/Complex Trauma
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Bereavement
    • Loss & Bereavement
    • Low Self-Esteem
    • Mindfulness
    • Paranoia
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    Education

    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 Community-Based 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. My approach is founded on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Theory.


    Qualifications:

    BSC in Psychology and Criminology

    BSC Honours in Psychology 

    MA in Counselling Psychology 

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.95
    Depression
    9/60
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    7/60
    Anxiety Disorder
    6/60
    Stress
    6/60
    Relationship Issues
    4/60
    Confidence Building
    3/60
    Work Stress
    3/60
    Schema Therapy
    2/60
    Self-Worth Issues
    2/60
    Adjustment Disorder
    1/60
    Counselling
    1/60
    Identity Problems
    1/60
    Panic Disorder
    1/60
    Phobias
    1/60
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    1/60
    Trauma/Complex Trauma
    1/60
    Video Consultation
    1/60
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    Overall Experience
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very personable, knowledgeable and experienced therapist.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Juandri's kind and caring manner made what was an anxious undertaking an enjoyable one. She guided me through a difficult period for me by enabling me to gain perspective. Juandri truly cares about her clients and has a wealth of tools at her disposal to help people who may be struggling with certain aspects of life and situations.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Juandri was really great at making me feel comfortable. I had been in therapy with another therapist for a long time and was ready for the next phase in my therapy journey and her consultation made me feel comfortable to continue on with her. I previously worked on a lot of my childhood things, but Juandri helped me with more of the behavioural changes after understanding the why, she helped me with the what.
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    Juandri Buitendag

    I am very happy I could help you with this part of your therapy journey and they you found the CBT behavioural tools helpful!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I highly enjoyed my sessions with Miss Buitendag. She listened and provided empathy while holding me accountable to my words and actions. She helped me understand the potential causes of my issues and supported me in concrete action to enhance my mental wellbeing. I stopped seeing her after 5 months but know that she'd be available to me if I needed support again in the future. I was recommended by a friend and did the same to some of my friends too.
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    Juandri Buitendag

    That is so lovely to hear, thank you so much. I wish you the very best on the rest of your journey!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Juandri was so lovely and so calm when I was so manic. It felt like she really cared about me. I had a tendency to think that therapists don't care about us but Juandri told me that for her to be able to help me, she had to care about me. I felt all over the place and no matter how anxious I got in the face of every panic attack she was there like a rock and a calming force. I don't know how I would of gotten through the panic without her. I am now just a slightly anxious person but can confidently say I have no more panic. She helped guide me and showed me that my panic was much deeper than I thought and I cannot thank you enough!
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    Juandri Buitendag

    So lovely to hear that I could be that calming space for you. I think many people fear that the space may not be what they need and/or not understanding what it entails. But the space becomes whatever you need at that point in time. And I am happy I could share that space with you in your panic, thank you for trusting me.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I found Juandri after two failed attempts with other mental health professionals. I'm the typical 'English bloke' who laughed things off, while actually bottling them up, hiding from the truth and all the time damaging myself even more. I was at an absolute low in my life when I started my sessions with Juandri 'I was broken'. I'd found it impossible to be honest about my thoughts and feelings with anyone else; however, I'd found someone I could bear my soul too, not straight away, but over time. Juandri probed without being overbearing, she allowed me to answer my own questions, most of the time I didn't realise I had until weeks after. She gave me the skills to manage my fears and anxieties. A year ago I would not have been able to write this, I'd have been far too emotional nothing wrong with being emotional by the way, Juandri has shown me its a strength, not a weakness. Before I started this journey I would not have believed, one I could allow myself to get as low as I did and two that engaging with a mental health professional like Juandri would benefit me as much as it has. I'd like to thank Juandri for guiding me through the toughest journey of my life. I owe you more than you'll ever know! Yours, Typical English Bloke 😊
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I had never had therapy before and was not in a good place when I first spoke with her, Dr Buitendag explained the process clearly and managed my expectations as to how hard the therapy would be and that there are no 'quick fixes' . She helped me to understand the root causes of my anxiety and depression and how to recognise and deal with then in a health, positive way.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Therapy with Juandri was such a transformative, invaluable and, at times, difficult process. I can honestly say it changed the way I see things. WIth Juandri, I was able to work through some traumatic experiences that I'd hidden away for a long time. I was also able to change some destructive behaviours, spot triggers and learn to sit with my pain, which I didn't think I'd every be able to do. Juandri is patient, non-judgemental and supportive. She was able to offer support while teaching me how support myself. I really looked forward to my sessions and during the difficult times, really relied on them.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I always looked forward to my sessions with Juandri as each week I came away with a clearer understanding of my own thought processes and triggers. Juandri's calm manner meant that even over zoom she was able to create a relaxed environment. I am also thankful for the tasks that I was given each week as I have continued to use these.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I had a positive experience with Juandri and would definitely recommend her to others. Her explanations are very helpful and I realised certain things about myself that I hadn't seen before. Like with any therapy, the majority of the work has to come from the patient - don't expect results overnight - but Juandri is skilful at identifying areas of improvement and introduces helpful ideas/actions to facilitate progress. She is empathetic and kind, and creates a very safe environment to express any thoughts and concerns. Based on my experience with other therapists, she has been the best so far.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Dr. Ute Liersch
    Dr. Ute Liersch
    Psychology
    Is a colleague

    "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. "

    19-08-2021

    Recommended for:
    Stress, Relationship Issues, Depression
    , Adjustment Disorder, Low Self-Esteem, Identity Problems, Anxiety Disorder

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