Dana Tadmor

About me and my practice

My name is Dana Tadmor. I am a qualified and established counsellor with over 20 years’ experience in supportive counselling services and group therapy.

After completing a qualification in counselling and communication in 2000 from UNISA and an advanced counselling and communication diploma from SACAP, I have worked in many well-known inpatient clinics and facilities through-out Cape Town. In addition, I have held responsibility for implementing improved ideas to enhance various treatment programmes.

In 2005 I started my private practice. Here I offered my individual counselling services, as well as lead and facilitate process groups for individuals struggling with various addiction, relationship, and life struggles. I currently run my private practice in Sea Point, Cape Town, offering supportive counselling services in a safe and comfortable space for a range of life challenges that many of us face today.

I specialise in eating disorders and process addictions through the facilitation of focussed and communicative therapy for clients seeking clarity, personal growth, emotional healing, and purpose for their lives. I also consult as a senior counsellor in an eating disorder treatment centre, Imani Treatment centre, and lecture on various subjects including addiction for the South African College of Applied Psychology.

As a counsellor I am dedicated to seeing my patients grow and heal. My approach is supportive, motivational and solution focussed. As my clients share their experiences, I strive to gently guide them to a more enjoyable, healthier, and functional lifestyle. Together we work towards implementing changes and finding a new way of life.

Experience

Accomplished and energetic Counsellor and Lecturer, with a solid history of achievement in addiction counselling. Motivated leader with strong organisational and prioritisation abilities.

Areas of expertise include psychology, strong work commitment and authenticity.

I am honest, and speak my mind, by being direct and to the point. As a colleague I demonstrate a deep commitment to my work, am methodical and dedicated. I have much experience in the field as well as have an ability to develop trusting and empathic relationships with my clients. I am insightful, firm and boundaried but also loving and kind. I have learnt to know when to push, and when to hold. I am supportive of my colleagues, a strong team player, a leader when necessary. I strive for strong moral principles, and consideration of others.

Skills

  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Education and training
  • Psychology Experience
  • Senior Counsellor Imani Treatment – Cape Town, WC
  • Counselling indidvidual and group therapy.

Conducting various groups that vary from:

  • process groups
  • grief and loss groups
  • eating disorder groups
  • conjoint family sessions etc.

I am required to record process notes, and maintain contact with the family members as well as referrers.

Educator 05/2007 to Current South African College Applied Psychology – Cape Town, WC
Prepare and lecture various education materials, such as individual lessons, group activities and visual aids, to address aspects of the learning material. Grade all assessments and give in-depth feedback. I lecture on the following modules: Addiction Counselling Introduction to Psychology B Fundamentals of a Helping Relationship.

Senior Counsellor 02/2005 to Current Private Practice - Counselling – Cape Town, WC Speaking Social perceptiveness Communications and media Therapy and counselling 10/2017 to Current Counsell all aspects of therapy, varying from couples therapy, group therapy and individual therapy. I specialise in all areas of Addiction.

Senior Counsellor 05/2006 to 03/2015 Nurture Harmony Addictions Clinic – Cape Town, WC Counselled individual and group therapy. Mainatained contact with referrers and family members. Focussing on primary care for addiction therapy.

Supervisor 07/2009 to 11/2014 Akeso Kenilworth Clinic Pty Ltd – Cape Town, WC Clinically supervised individual counsellors and groups. Maintain knowledge of addiction, comply with and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures and regulations, of the facility.

Senior Counsellor 08/2002 to 02/2005 Tharagay House – Cape Town, WC Counselling indidvidual and group therapy. Conducting various groups that vary from: process groups, grief and loss groups, eating disorder groups, conjoint family sessions, etc. Was required to record process notes, and maintain contact with the family members as well as referrers.

Senior Counsellor Tabankulu Addiction Clinic – Cape Town, WC Facilitate eating disorder groups.
Education Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care: University of Cape Town - Cape Town, WC A thorough education in Addiction care in South Africa Counsellor Accreditation Certificate: Addiction Professionals (previously known as FDAP) - Greater London, England 04/2001 to 12/2002 Dec 2013 Aug 2008 Diploma Counselling and Communications: The South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP), Cape Town - Cape Town, WC Graduated in top 10% of class. Diploma Counselling: Dec 2000 University of South Africa (UNISA) - Nelspruit, MP Graduated with distinction.

Contact details

27824 135 099

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