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The only promise life offers is change...

Change may at times be challenging...  at times exciting... at times devastating...

Psychotherapy may assist in adjusting to unexpected life challenges. 

Psychotherapy may not be easily described, and people are likely to have different expectations of the process and of their therapist.

There are various types of therapy to facilitate individual and relational well-being.  The psychotherapeutic process is unique to each individual and relationship. As such, a timeline cannot be allocated to it from the onset. The process also requires the commitment of those involved. Given the nature of psychotherapy, sessions may at times awaken deep emotional responses, such as sadness, anger, and frustration. In the long term, therapy however has the potential to bring about improved well-being, functioning, and personal growth.


About Therapy

Therapy is about working together in partnership. As such, the process involves recognising the goals you may envision from the therapeutic process. I apply an integrative approach, founded on a psychodynamic orientation.


I am passionate about the role of attachment, the assurance of safety and security within relationships, and how this translates into how we feel about ourselves and in relationships with others. I believe that relational well-being and the assurance of trust and security within relationships contribute to individual well-being. Beyond attachment, I am acutely aware of the difficulties presented by the day-to-day of life, and how traumatic experiences can present a rupture to our relationships with ourselves and others. My work therefore also centers on making meaning of traumatic experiences and how these influence on our way of being in the world.

  • I have a special interest in the intergenerational implications of trauma and am currently pursuing my Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology.

  • University of the Witwatersrand, MA in Counselling Psychology - with distinction

  • University of Leeds, MA in Social and Public Policy - with merit

  • HPCSA PS 0137936 

  • PR 0724246

  • Certified Circle of Security Parenting Practitioner

    • Circle of Security International

  • Certified Newborn Behavioural Observations Practitioner

    • The Brazelton Institute and NBO Australia at The Women’s​

  • Trained Persona Doll Practitioner

    • The Ububele Education and Psychotherapy Trust​

  • Working-With-Groups (Level 1)

  • Ububele in association with the Institute of Group Analysis, London

  • BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® - (BWRT) Level 1.

    • BWRT is a form of brief term therapy that can assist with trauma and phobias.

    • BWRT SA​

  • BWRT Level 2 - Advanced Practitioner

    • Training completed

    • Currently undergoing accreditation​

  • PSYSSA Member


Reaching out...

Please find my details below, should you wish to enquire about my services:

Lynne Goldschmidt


082 307 5174



Heldervue, Somerset West


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