Lisa Kallmeyer is a Counselling Psychologist, with over 10 years’ experience. Lisa completed her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at WITS and she is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and the Board of Health Care Funders.
Lisa has had extensive experience offering psychotherapy to those as young as a few days old (in the form of parent-infant therapy) and all the way up the age spectrum. In addition to offering psychotherapy, Lisa has also been involved in the development and facilitation of various workshops, trainings and group therapy.
Play Therapy & Under-5 Therapy
Parent-Infant Psychotherapy (PIP)
Circle of Security Parenting Course Facilitator (offered to individuals as well as to groups)
LISA’S APPROACH TO THERAPY:
Lisa’s approach to therapy is eclectic as while she has a primarily psycho-dynamically informed perspective, she also draws on attachment & developmental theories as well as neuropsychology. Similarly, techniques from these different forms of therapy, including DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) amongst others are put to use in Lisa’s therapy room.
“For me, the therapeutic relationship needs to be one of absolute authenticity and genuine human connection. I value each person’s qualities of uniqueness and believe it is important to acknowledge that no one can possible fit into any 1 mould, no matter their age or stage of development. After all, we all have many roles to juggle… I myself am a psychologist, a wife, a mother of 2, a daughter, a sister, a friend…& more. So, my approach is to individually tailor therapy to each client’s specific needs and to work as a team within the distinctive relationship that comes to exist between myself and the client.” - Lisa Kallmeyer
AREAS OF INTEREST:
Depression & Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders & DBT – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Issues pertaining to Identity
Childhood & Development
Divorce – More specifically working with individuals affected by divorce in a non-forensic capacity. Lisa has written a number of articles around the theme of divorce as well as how to assist children affected by divorce which have contributed as chapters to a published book titled Divorce 101: Survive & Thrive by Stacey Lewis. These articles have also been published online at www.thedivorcesource.co.za.