Miss Juandri Buitendag

Miss Juandri Buitendag

MSc

Psychology

Overall Rating

Overall
4.93
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5
Explanation
4.96

Top feedback

“Juandri was very open and easy to speak to, clearly identifying techniques that I could implement to feel like I was making a difference to my mental wellbeing. Her aim was openly to provide me with the tools I needed to be able to manage without therapy. “
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Subspecialty

  • Psychotherapy
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Registered with

  • Health Care and Professional Council: PYL35804
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    City Therapy Rooms

    33 Furnival Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4A 1JQ
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    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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Depression

    Anxiety

    Emotional problems

    Relationship difficulties

    Couples therapy

    Work-related stress

    Emotional difficulties 

    Stress management

    Adjustment difficulties

    Burnout

    Bereavement/loss

    Emotional regulation

    Behaviour modification

    Low self-esteem

    Couples & Relationship counselling

    Personality difficulties

    Trauma debriefing

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    Medical procedures

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

    • Depression
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Panic Disorder
    • Phobias
    • Stress
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Bereavement
    • Identity Problems
    • Loss & Bereavement
    • Low Self-Esteem
    • Mindfulness
    • Paranoia
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self-worth Issues
    • Trauma/Complex Trauma
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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
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    Anxiety
    10/46
    Depression
    6/46
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    2/46
    Stress
    2/46
    Work Stress
    2/46
    Adjustment Disorder
    1/46
    Confidence Building
    1/46
    Counselling
    1/46
    Depression/anxiety
    1/46
    Panic Disorder
    1/46
    Phobias
    1/46
    Stress & Anxiety
    1/46
    grief counselling
    1/46
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anxiety Depression Work Stress
    Juandri was very open and easy to speak to, clearly identifying techniques that I could implement to feel like I was making a difference to my mental wellbeing. Her aim was openly to provide me with the tools I needed to be able to manage without therapy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anxiety Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Depression
    She was lovely and so encouraging. She helped me so much. She shared a lot to read and to learn about anxiety. She settled my nerves and was flexible for my work schedule.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Confidence Building Counselling
    Juandri employed a variety of techniques throughout my treatment, and I have left our therapy with a wide range of tools at my disposal to help me avoid the same mind traps I entered with. As a result, I feel I am much more able to be open about my emotions with people in my life, whereas before I would typically bottle things up at my own detriment. Throughout my sessions, Juandri was informative, helpful and professional, while also making me feel at ease. I would recommend Juandri's therapisation to anyone wanting to change their mental habits for the better.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anxiety Depression Stress
    Please pass onto Juandri that she was an amazing help and I'm massively grateful!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I had a fantastic experience with Juandri, and couldn't fault my treatment. I received a truly high standard of care, and was given a number of effective tools to use going forward. Juandri was caring, knowledgable, professional and friendly, and made me feel completely comfortable during my sessions with her. I made huge amounts of progress, and have continued to improve since our last session, thanks to her long term advice and care. I am forever grateful, and consider myself very fortunate to have been her patient.
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    Miss Juandri Buitendag

    So wonderful to hear this and so grateful for the review! Thank you for trusting me and the process enough to make it so fulfilling and meaningful.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Depression/anxiety
    Overall therapy with Juandri has been hugely helpful and impactful in my day to day life - was really clear with explanation of what I was going through, normalising it and going through some helpful steps, tools and techniques to make things better. Felt very personalised and individual to me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anxiety
    My experience with Juandri was incredibly positive and was exactly what I needed at that time in my life. I was challenged, able to look at aspects ion my life in a way I hadn't considered before and given tools to continue to help me in future.
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    Miss Juandri Buitendag

    Thank you so much for the review! It was most definitely also your openness to allow for yourself to be challenged and grow in such a way!

    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anxiety
    Juandri was fantastic at helping me tackle my anxiety. She was fully flexible with our sessions and was absolutely great to work with!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anxiety Depression
    Juandri gave patient and kind advice, helping me to find a framework to understand my patterns and behaviors. I wasn't boxed in with a clinical diagnosis, through the course of my therapy Juandri instead gave me many different models and perspectives that have allowed me to practice forgiveness towards myself whilst still working on unhealthy behaviors. In particular I found Juandri's expertise on expat psychology very helpful in establishing an early connection and in feeling understood as a patient.
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Phobias
    Juandri made me feel very comfortable so that I was able to easily discuss my phobia with her. She was also brilliant at explaining every part of the process as well as explaining the science behind it all.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anxiety
    Juandri has been very helpful in helping me understand my anxiety and what my triggers are which subsequently helps me control it. She’s very calm and listens carefully.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Juandri is a good listener and assesses the situation correctly. She has a research based approach that have given me very good insights. The sessions have been very valuable especially in dealing with the current uncertainty.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Juandri helped me at the lowest point in my life, challenged my negative behaviours and helped me to find the happy path in life again. I would absolutely recommend her services if you would like to get to the bottom of your issues and set yourself free from them.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    grief counselling
    As someone who was't convinced of the benefits of seeing a therapist I have to say that Juandri was really easy to open up to. Her manner allowed for me to share the things that were troubling me in a way that felt entirely natural. I found that Juandri really helped me to frame my emotions in a positive way. This helped me to understand my grief wasn't something that I could control but that I could help explain it from past actions and conversations. I am in a much better place today.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I found Juandri professional, caring and containing. She has completed reframed therapy for me. Coming from someone who didn't want to start therapy due to stigma, she really helped with psycho educating me on what therapy is really about. It was nice to have a space where my normal problems could be validated. I used to believe therapy is for individuals with extreme psychological distress, and she helped overcome this belief. My insurance gave me different options for therapists and I ended up calling her due to convenience of location but in the end it was so much more than convenience, it was about comfort, friendliness, professionalism, and character that kept me with her, I am so so happy I ended up with her!
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    (4/5)
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    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Work Stress Anxiety
    Having never done any type of therapy before, I thought Juandri was lovely, very didactic in anything she had to explain and her calming presence certainly helps. I felt an improvement with each session and hope to continue doing so.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Juandri was so professional and really understood exactly how I was feeling and made it easy for me to feel comfortable talking through my concerns. I would highly recommend her.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anxiety
    My experience with the therapy I received from Jaundri was very enlightening and helpful to say the least. She was able to get to the bottom of my problem and show me ways to deal with it and process it. This has helped understand my issues and resolve it as well as improved my relationships with family and friends. Throughout the process I have discovered things I wasn’t aware of about myself which helped me overcome a number of issues in my personal life.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Juandri is a refreshing person to have therapy with and takes away every cliché or misconception that comes with the baggage of therapy. She pushed me to places I was very nervous to go but was there every step of the way. For anyone looking for a young, modern-thinking, patient and comforting therapist then Juandri is just that.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Juandri provided a comfortable space to talk through a variety of issues. She was extremely understanding and empathetic and helped me overcome a difficult time in my life and enabled me to understand myself better.
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