Lara Rust

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Registered Counsellor  ?
 BA (Psych) in Psychological Counselling, BA (Hons) BPsych

HPCSA Number: PRC0036986
Practice Number: 0867276

I believe that the potential to heal is accessible to all of us that we can achieve our potential to live fulfilling, happy lives through a holistic, mind-body approach and that we all have the power within us to succeed, to thrive and be happy. However, at times, when we are faced with tough life challenges we sometimes need a little guidance to create a life we enjoy, versus merely surviving.

I am a qualified Registered Counsellor in Private Practice, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). I have a special interest in working with adolescents, adults and families that are navigating life with life-limiting illnesses such as Cystic Fibrosis or those affected by the death of a loved one or those who are living with illnesses such as cancer. I work with individuals and their families, helping them cope with and manage the associated psycho-social challenges as well as dealing with any concerns, anxieties and fears during and post-illness as well as end-of-life fears. ​ Additional areas of interest include, but are not limited to: personal growth and identity development, family relationship struggles, adjustments difficulties, loss and bereavement, trauma, self-esteem, bullying, stress, burnout and lifestyle management, self-development, dealing with divorce, coping and adjusting to parent’s separation, divorce or remarriage, step-family integration, sexual and domestic abuse, identity issues, relationship problems with peers, siblings, parents and others.

Counselling can assist those who are in a period of transition in their lives. Life transitions can include adjusting to adulthood, starting a new career, marriage, becoming a parent, retirement or coping with life after divorce. These new experiences can often bring difficult decisions with them, and counselling can provide support to assist individuals to make the best choices. Counselling can help you discover choices that align with who you are, even when you are faced with difficult times.

Even if you are not facing a specific issue in your life, some seek counselling for self-discovery and self-improvement. Counselling is a great opportunity to reflect on one's past experiences and explore feelings and values. This can improve one's sense of self and assist in feeling more confident and satisfied in their lives.

If you are struggling with any of these challenges or you are considering counselling for reasons not mentioned above, I would love to hear from you to see how we can work together on your journey towards living more authentically and finding meaning and purpose in your life.

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Tel: 063 544 4111
Mobile: 063 544 4111
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Palm Tree Wellness
17 Pentz Drive
Table View
Cape Town

Works with: Adolescents, adults, and individuals.

Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, career assessments, family difficulties, fertility related issues, life changes, loss/grief, relationships, self development, trauma, and chronic medical conditions.

Working in: English.

Working in the following modalities: Cognitive behavioural therapy.