ABOUT ME

Nic Hazell M.A.

Clinical Psychologist

I have always been fascinated by the complex factors that make us who we are. Sometimes this means asking questions about why we struggle at times, how suffering might be alleviated, relationships improved, destructive patterns altered, and how general happiness, fulfilment and peace of mind can be achieved. 

At the core of my approach is relationship built on trust, and with this in mind, I aim to create a safe space in which my clients can feel supported and understood.

 

I am inspired, not only by my work, but also by the evolving theory that informs it. I therefore strive  to continually develop my skills and hone my craft.

MY APPROACH

Tailored to suit the specific needs of each client. 

Since every person is unique, not only in the challenges that may bring them to therapy, but in all that makes them who they are, I find it useful to have a range of theoretical lenses that can be tailored to suit the specific needs of each client. 

It is important to me that any model of therapy I use has a sound theoretical base, and is well supported by solid research, and evidence of effectiveness.

 

I like to work collaboratively with my clients, which includes psychoeducation, or the sharing of theoretical concepts to help them think with me, about them. My intention is to be as transparent as possible so that my clients understand at all times why we are doing what we are doing. 

My theoretical base is Attachment Theory. Most of the models of therapy I work with will, in my opinion, resonate well with Attachment Theory and in turn, with one another. Models I work with include Self Psychology, Intersubjectivity Theory, the Relational Model, Mentalisation Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Many of these concepts may be foreign to the reader, but in time, my clients get to understand, at least in principle, what these concepts mean, when and where they become applicable. 

Therapy can range from very practical, skills based work like CBT and DBT, to more nuanced and reflective work as is the case with the Relational or Intersubjective approaches. 

Therapy  starts with an assessment process, part of which will involve deciding which approach will be best suited to you.

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have via my contact page.

 

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47 Princes Road, Harfield Village,

Cape Town

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