Hello and welcome!
My name is Bryn O’Reilly and I am a registered clinical psychologist in private practice. I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to my website. Whether you’re just passing through or are seriously considering investing in yourself via course of psychotherapy with me, I hope to leave you with something positive to take away from your visit.
My practice is located in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. I work with adults, olders adolescents (16+), families and couples in both short and long-terms therapies.
The purpose of this website is twofold. Firstly, I would like to tell you a little bit about who I am as well as provide you with some basic information about how I like to work, therapeutically speaking. Secondly, I want to try and demystify some of the commonly held beliefs that seem to pervade the notion of psychotherapy (or “talk therapy”) and which so often seem to inhibit people from taking that first step towards getting the help they need (see FAQs). It is my hope that with this website I am able to make the idea and practice of psychotherapy a little more accessible to you, especially if you’re a first-time user.
There’s no getting away from it, contemporary adult life is incredibly taxing, and some of us are faring better than others. I can help with the challenges related to life transitions, anger management and self-esteem issues, as well as with the more severe mental health concerns adults commonly encounter, including anxiety, depression & bipolar, amongst other things.
Older Adolescents (16+)
Today’s adolescents are having a really tough time of it! Within a rapidly shifting kaleidoscope of social and technological change, it’s harder than ever to know who you are or what you want. Common struggles at this life stage include self-esteem issues, identity formation, having to negotiate new friendship circles, dating and bullying, as well as a growing need for independence and separation from one’s parents and care-givers.
Being in a relationship can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s also hard work, right? Communication difficulties, changing familial roles and boundaries, issues surrounding sex, intimacy and money are common problems that even “healthy” couples run into from time to time. Let’s talk about what’s going on…