How Daniel Sly Built His Private Practice Business Called Daniel Sly Counselling Psychologist. Daniel Sly is a counselling psychologist working out of Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. He is trained to assist people with a vast range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma and loss, life challenges, career difficulties and other life stage challenges. He enjoys working with adults, couples and adolescents/teenagers. However, he has worked with a broad range of clients.
Dan offers talk therapy which is adapted to the specific needs of each client.
Dan moved his practice completely online from March 24 2020 till December 31 2020 in an effort to slow the spread while maintaining a safe, supportive space for his clients and their families as well as for himself and his family. He has been impressed with how effective working online has been and so he decided to keep online therapy as an option for clients going forward. In order to maintain safety and slow the spread of the virus, he will be working exclusively online during lockdown levels 3, 4 & 5.
Dan is a counselling psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). Prior to completing his Master’s degree at Wits, he volunteered as a telephonic counsellor at the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). He also volunteered at Headway, at the Alexandra branch, where he assisted people who had traumatic brain injuries.
Dan received his training at the University of the Witwatersrand, completing a BSc, BA (Hons) and MA (Community-Based Counselling Psychology). He completed his internship at Ububele Education and Psychotherapy Trust where his interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and community interventions continued to grow. He continues to grow his skills and expertise as he is part of a theoretical reading group and he also attends monthly online courses. These allow for continued professional development that gives him up-to-date knowledge on best practices in order for him to best serve his clients.