Hi. My name is Sinette (pronounced C-Net).
Let’s face it. No one reads up on therapists because they’re feeling great or on top of the world. You’re most likely looking at this page because you’re interested in psychology, emotional support, growth as a person, etc. If you’re interested in therapy, you need to know if you and I will “click” during a session.
The truth is I don’t know if you and I will click, so below is a bit more about me to help you make up your mind.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist that practices in Durban, South Africa and the founder of D House. I chose my profession based on a sincere interest in the mental health and a desire to know “what makes people tick”. I grew up and studied in a small town and worked as a Psychologist in small towns, big cities, deep rural areas around KwaZulu Natal, mental hospitals, a neuro rehabilitation centre, a chronic pain management clinic, took part in baby observation and study groups and worked in a Tomatis centre during my training.
I enjoy working with everyone from babies to grandparents. My special interest areas are listed under the Psychology section if you care to read them, but in short there’s not much that doesn’t interest me.
I was trained in a myriad of therapeutic techniques and academics will refer to my approach as technical eclectic and integrative. What that means is that I understand that you are an individual and that certain techniques will not help you at all. Freud is not always the answer, and it’s not always your mother’s fault.
My office is comfortable, peaceful and it’s a safe space to talk about whatever you want. Just a heads up, you won’t be lying on a couch.
Someone once told me that everyone has at least one big knock in their lives, whether it’s a great loss, a disability or even divorce. I’ve come to believe that everyone will have several knocks throughout their lives. D House was created to attempt to provide a support system when life dishes out these knocks. From bonding with your baby to the loss of a child, or from marriage counselling to divorce mediation, it felt right that there be one place where people can start rebuilding their lives.
Lastly, I do take therapy, and the ethics around it, very seriously. We are dealing with your life after all.