CHRISTINE KRITZAS, M.A. (South Africa)

Psychologist

"I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life, and I strive to create an environment where people feel free to express themselves and explore possibilities".

I am committed to exploring and developing every person’s individuality and unique potential in a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I treat every intervention in a holistic manner whereby I adapt my approach to accommodate the needs of the individual who is seeking professional help. I am informed by systemic, narrative and cognitive-behavioural therapies and I hold the belief that the correct choice of treatment modality for each individual is essential to ensure a good response to the intervention.

Prior to joining The LightHouse in 2016, I was a practicing psychologist in South Africa for 8 years where I worked extensively with children and families in distress. During that time, I created and developed a board game which aims at facilitating emotional expression in children. Smart Heart Board Game ® is manufactured in South Africa and distributed internationally (www.smartheartboardgame.com).

expertise

  • Adult & Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Child Emotional & Scholastic Assessments
  • Play Therapy
  • Mediation: Divorce Mediation, Drawing up parenting plans, Care & Contact Mediation and Post-Divorce Mediation
  • Family Therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Social Skills Training
  • Input and support for parents facing challenges in parenting their children
  • Parenting Workshops

TOOLS

  • Narrative therapy
  • Non-directive Play Therapy
  • Psycho-educational Assessments
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Creator and developer of a children’s board game facilitating emotional expression (www.smartheartboardgame.com)

Qualifications and memberships

  • M.A. of Counselling Psychology (UFS – South Africa)
  • B.Psych. (UFS – South Africa)
  • Registered Member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • FAMAC Accredited Mediator