Who am I?
I am Chantal Fowler, Clinical Psychologist. I completed my training at Stellenbsoch University, Lentegeur Psychiatric hospital, and Helen Joseph Hospital in Gauteng. I have also been schooled in Psycho-sexology through the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) and am a PHD candidate in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at UCT.
As a Psychologist I believe in creating a comfortable frame for people to explore personal challenges. I tend to be less symptom focused and more person focused, meaning that I value the unique complexities inherent in being human, so aim to enhance self-understanding as a tool to foster personal growth through adversity.
I draw from a variety of theories in my work, but mainly use a narrative approach, which simply put, explores the meaning that we create through the stories we construct and tell about ourselves and the world. Through a process of uncovering these stories, I provide guidance on how to re-author those that may be the source of distress or emotional pain. I also draw on mindfulness-based techniques and work within a cognitive behavioural therapy framework.
I practice in Kuilsriver and in Sea Point. For appointments and rates, please visit my contact page.