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Psychotherapy.co.za : Find a Psychologist : Gauteng : Pretoria and Centurion : Show Entry

Submitted By Painter | Added on: 2010 January 18 | Total Visits: 11316 | Printable version

Mrs Eleen Polson

MA. Couns. (UP)

Counseling Psychologist

Ayton street
Clydesdale (next to Loftes Stadium) Pretoria


HPCSA Number 0055670 Languages : Afrikaans & English
Therapist's age 41-50
Range of fees Medical Aid (discount for Cash
Gender Female

Special Interests

Individual therapy with adults and children (Using hypnotherapy and/or creative media like music, art and visualization for situations of stress, burnout, depression, emotional problems, lack of motivation or vitality, life transitions and relationship problems.)

Expressive Arts therapy
Emotional assessment of Children
Group therapy for Children
Group Trauma debriefing
Mandala Research Assessment (MARI)*
Expressive Arts therapy training and group sessions for adults

Orientation and approach

Finding and understanding the deeper origin of a current emotional state is often the key to resolving issues and gaining insight and mastery. When words fail and understanding is limited in any given situation there are many creative psychotherapeutic tools that can aid a person on the journey towards integration, health and emotional freedom. Current neurological research indicates hypnotherapy and expressive arts therapy (music, movement and other creative expressions) to increase therapeutic outcomes that bring relief and a greater sense of freedom and vitality.

Personal Statement

After being a psychologist for 10 years in the SANDF where I worked with trauma, families and children, individuals and groups, I moved to private practice in Pretoria. Since 2008 I specialized in expressive arts therapy with local and international experts: with Hayley Berman’s Art Therapy Center; Dutch Leadership through Art workshops; Biodanza Personal Development; Dr Natalie Rogers’ Person Centered Expressive Art therapy (USA) and MARI (Mandala Research Instrument)*, as well as Music therapy training (UP). Traditional in-depth psychotherapy (also combining NLP, Medical Hypno-analysis, Gestalt, Narrative and social constructionist though) forms the basis of my therapeutic interventions that supports the person to function as an integrated whole. The dynamic combination of therapies gave birth to ’Explore Creative Self workshops’ co-founded with Jolena Nicol in 2009 and gives CPD training to mental health practitioners (see www.explorecreativeself.co.za).

Eleen facilitates an Expressive Arts Therapy group for Children (6-10 years). Children join the group after an emotional assessment and parental feedback.

* See www.mari-sa.co.za for more information on this projective technique.

Eleen Polson is a Counseling Psychologist situated at Ayton street
Clydesdale (next to Loftes Stadium) Pretoria

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