Patricia Oliver

Pat Oliver

Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist

Personal Statement



Office 1:231 Main Road, Newlands, Cape Town


Public Contact Details:

telephone 1: +27 21 686 7830 x 4108

telephone 1: +27 72 051 7177


Languages: English

Professional Details:

Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
South African Psychoanalytic Confederation (SAPC)
Cape Town Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Group (CTPSPG)

Academic and training qualifications:

BSc, Honours, MSc (Psychology)
Focusing-Oriented Therapy training and subsequent post-graduate work
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy post-graduate training
Neuropsychology post-graduate study and training
Alexander Technique teacher training and subsequent post-graduate work


Therapeutic services:

o  Individual psychotherapy/counselling
o  Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)

Areas of special interest or advanced training:



o I offer training groups to learn Focusing (open to the public)

o I offer individual sessions for people to learn Focusing (open to the public)

Details of these and any other services:



Recent Publications (5 years or less):