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Miss Juandri Buitendag
Miss Juandri Buitendag
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Psychology
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Health Care and Professional Council: PYL35804
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LANGUAGES

english, afrikaans

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £120

About

As a Counselling Psychologist I am passionate about the work I do and the people I see. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients, finding understanding of their difficulties from their perspective, so that I can tailor therapy treatment to suit each unique individual. No one shoe fits all in therapy! 

I believe that we all come across difficulties during our lives, but that if we collaborate to tailor therapy to your individual needs, you will develop a greater understanding of your inner world, and we can create a personal road-map for you which will show you the way forward, so you can overcome the challenges you face in the outside world.

I do truly want clients to have a fulfilled life and not to have to be in therapy longer than needed. I also understand the financial demands of our day and age and as such I like to practice mainly within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework (which is generally shorter-term therapy with sustainable change). I am also trained in psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches and do not always use CBT as a stand alone treatment but integrated with other treatments. As my client in our therapeutic alliance, I think you deserve an expert service and as such will work with you in understanding your thoughts and related behaviours. As a naturally empathetic person, I empathise with the constraints of our lives and the difficulties we all face, and try to find techniques, skills and tools that fit with your strengths in helping you overcome difficulty and supporting you through any future trigger events.

As with GP’s, when we walk into our appointment, we trust that the GP is an expert in their field and that we would like to walk out with a clear indication of our problems, what medication to take, how many times a day etc. My hope is that I could give you the same type of service. I see my integrated approach as somewhat of an educational process, and as such will develop with you a series of skills, insights, and strategies that you can apply in your current situation and any future reoccurrences. As an expert in the field I would like to be able to give you the tools from my toolkit so that you can go out into the world and work on any problem areas that may come up in your sessions to not only improve your thoughts, but your behaviours and feelings and in the grand scheme of things, your quality of life.

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Special Interests

Depression

Anxiety

Emotional problems

Relationship difficulties

Couples therapy

Work-related stress

Emotional difficulties 

Stress management

Adjustment difficulties

Burnout

Bereavement/loss

Emotional regulation

Behaviour modification

Low self-esteem

Couples & Relationship counselling

Personality difficulties

Trauma debriefing

Education

I am a Counselling Psychologist in Private Practice in London, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have a Master’s degree in Community-Based Counselling psychology from the University of Witwatersrand with diverse experience in psychiatric wards and community settings in the public sector, as well as in outpatient settings in private practice, for clients with short-term and long-term difficulties. I have worked with children, and adolescents as well as adults, in one-to-one, couples, group and family therapy settings. My approach is founded on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Theory.

Qualifications:

BSC in Psychology and Criminology

BSC Honours in Psychology 

MA in Counselling Psychology 

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Miss Buitendag helped me through a very difficult period in my life and I appreciated her counselling and coaching immensely. She was always professional yet balancing the professional with making it very comfortable, helping me feel comfortable, and creating a space where I could be myself. I never once felt pressured and sometimes would use the space to not just cry but laugh too.
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19-02-2020
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Juandri was really friendly/helpful and considerate. She was always trying to fit me in when she could and was quite flexible with times as my work schedule is crazy most weeks and I wasn't able to attend an allotted slot each week. I really like that she would often send me things that were quite helpful to me and would suggest readings that really resonated.
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22-01-2020
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Therapy is difficult, but it was great going through the process with Juandri. She was always there, and I appreciated how she normalised the entire process for me.
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20-01-2020
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Juandri is an amazing therapist; she is extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful and empathetic. She was instrumental in turning my life around and I cannot thank her enough.
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17-10-2019
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Juandri managed to help stop my negative spiralling thoughts and help me see more clearly. The sessions helped me understand new sides of my self - get a deeper connection - and see problems in my life in a clearer way. The sessions were comfortable and made me feel like I could open up while discovering these new sides of myself. I can highly recommend Juandri to anyone battling with inner issues, doubts or curiosity about new perspectives.
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14-10-2019
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Really really helpful. Great sessions.
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09-09-2019
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Juandri was excellent support and a great therapist. She helped me understand why I felt the way I did and how to work through the emotional challenges I had. She is warm and has a very personable approach. I could not recommended her more
Patient seen for:StressPanic DisorderCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Adjustment Disorder
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19-08-2019
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Therapy isn't an easy process to go through, but with Juandri it was so much easier than I know it could have been, having tried with others before. I have so much gratitude for the journey I went through with Juandri, and I know one of the main reasons I’ve got to where I am is because I felt safe from judgement, and genuinely comfortable with her. You get more out of therapy, the more you share, so even if it takes a little longer, finding the right therapist and one you can openly share with is uncompromisable in my opinion. I loved how practical our sessions were. Although we dived into past memories, Juandri never left me stuck there. There was always a reason for revisiting it and I found it refreshing to have her remind me to think about how we apply that bit of self-knowledge to the present. Juandri helped demystify what can be a daunting and scary world of labels and diagnoses by putting it into plain English and also warning that psychologists can sometimes 'dramatise' things. As we got deeper into what the core issue was, I always felt like she would be there in our sessions to help me through it.
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03-08-2019
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Never once felt uncomfortable. Very nice, warm and comforting, yet still proactive and constantly pushing me to do better. Felt like I had a psychologist and coach all in one.
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17-07-2019
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Good experience of therapy. I have a renewed sense of motivation and love for life. I not only understand myself more deeply but also feel confident to cope with anything that may come up again in the future.
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15-07-2019
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