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Olmesdahl, James (Mr JM)

Service Provider Name: Olmesdahl, James (Mr JM)
Service Provider Type:
Type of Organisation: Private Practice
Service Description:

I am a Counselling Psychologist working in private practice. I deal with a wide array of problems ranging from problems affecting individuals to problems in relationships, marriages and families. I also work with children regarding learning problems and career choices./n/nI work eclectically drawing on a number of different theoretical approaches so as to find a good ‘fit’ between what a client presents in a session and the approach they will find most beneficial. Grounding myself in a humanistic approach, I believe that every client should be heard in a respectful, non-judgmental and empathic manner. I do not work from a religious framework nor do I prescribe one. Rather, I work within the religious or spiritual frame of reference as it is presented to me./n/nI have a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UKZN and completed my internship at UKZN’s Student Counselling & Careers Centre. I have since worked as a psychologist at various tertiary institutions including UKZN, DUT and Vega. I have also run workshops with both children and adults using art-based media to facilitate awareness around psychological issues.

Health Conditions of Interest: Abuse, Abuse (Child), Abuse (Sexual), Abuse (Survivors of), Abuse (Women), Addiction, Addiction (Alcohol / Alcoholism), Addiction (Gambling), Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety Disorders (Panic), Anxiety Disorders (Phobias), Behavioural and emotional problems, Bereavement, Bipolar Mood Disorders, Burnout, Cancer (children), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Death and Dying, Depression, Depression (Postnatal), Disability, Disability (Intellectual), Disability (Physical), Headaches, HIV / AIDS, Learning Difficulties, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship problems, Relationship problems (Co-dependency), Relationship problems (Parent-Child), Relationship problems (Marriage), Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Trauma (Childhood), Trauma (Near-Death Experiences), Trauma (Sexual)
Occupation(s): Psychologist (Counselling)
Target Group: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Elderly, Family, Groups, Men, Parents, Women
Phone Number: +27-83-8987486
Cellular Phone Number: 838987486
Country: South Africa
Province: KwaZulu-Natal
City: Queensburgh
Street Address (line 1): 25 Allenby Lane
Street Address (line 2): Malvern
Postal Address (line 1): 25 Allenby Lane
Postal Address (line 2): Malvern
Suburb: Durban
Postal Code: 4093
Official Position: Counselling Psychologist
Highest Qualification: M.Soc.Sc – cum laude
Practice Number: 343919
HPCSA Registration Number: PS 0106127
Office Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Title: Mr
First Name: James
Initials: JM
Surname: Olmesdahl
Gender: Male
Home Language: English
Date of Birth: 1974-10-24

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