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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.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Confidence Building
- Schema Therapy
- Work Stress
- 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
- Anxiety Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Self-Worth Issues
- Adjustment Disorder
- Identity Problems
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Trauma/Complex Trauma
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Loss & Bereavement
- Low Self-Esteem
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.
BSC in Psychology and Criminology
BSC Honours in Psychology
MA in Counselling Psychology
Lovely to hear, thank you! Always happy to accommodate and be flexible for whatever individuals need, whether that is short term or long term therapy, or as you shared - check ins!
I am very happy I could help you with this part of your therapy journey and they you found the CBT behavioural tools helpful!
That is so lovely to hear, thank you so much. I wish you the very best on the rest of your journey!
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.
"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. "