Clear Counselling | Anthony Cave – Psychologist
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Anthony Cave R.Psych, RCC

PSYCHOLOGIST

“Healthy relationships are key to mental health. I am willing to journey along with you to reach a better place of peace, self-acceptance and a renewed passion for life.”

WORK

  • Private Practice
  • OrionHealth Rehabilitation & Assessment Centres (CBI Health Group)
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Health Initiative for Men

 

EDUCATION

  • College of Psychologists of BC. – Registration #1755
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC # 2094)
  • Masters degree in Clinical Psychology University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Psychology Honours degree Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Mental Health Issues:

  • Anxiety and/or panic
  • Chronic unhappiness
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Eating and body image issues
  • Trauma and abuse – emotional, physical, sexual
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Social and specific phobias
  • Psychotic disorders

 

Relationship Issues:

  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Communication breakdown
  • Anger problems
  • Caregiver stress
  • GLBTQ relationship challenges
  • Living in open, blended and polyamorous relationships

ABOUT

Anthony is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, with 20 years practicing as a psychotherapist working with youth, adults, and elders within diverse social contexts.

 

Born and raised in South Africa, he worked in Psychiatric Community Services with under-served populations impacted by the Apartheid system before emigrating to Canada in 1997. Since then, he developed specialized work experience with people with HIV/AIDS, people of First Nations heritage, and with gay, bisexual, transgender and lesbian clients while working as part of the:

 

  • Mental health team for Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Day Program and Residence for people with HIV/AIDS
  • Volunteer counselling for the Health Initiative for Men clients
  • Psychological services and chronic pain support for returning to work with the CBI Health Group.

 

Anthony is aware that the pressures and problems in life can feel painful and overwhelming at times. This can be a lonely experience in which you may be full of despair for the future. Struggling with symptoms related to a mental health issue adds to the distress. We may also get into trouble when the coping mechanisms we use cause problems themselves.

 

Anthony believes healthy relationships are key to mental health. He is willing to journey along with you to reach a better place of peace, self-acceptance and a renewed passion for life.

 

Anthony’s approach has been described as “caring, conscientious and highly ethical”. He provides a calm and comforting presence that puts clients at ease. This allows for the necessary trust to talk about very personal issues such as coming out as gay or lesbian, wondering about gender identity, struggling with a mental health disorder, disclosing intimate sexual issues and managing difficult relationships with partners or others.

 

Anthony provides psychotherapy which refers to the treatment provided by a psychologist or other trained mental health professional to help people manage problems in their personal or social lives. By talking with a compassionate and accepting person in a confidential setting the client is able to gain a deeper understanding of his or her needs and difficulties, begin to gain clarity about options to solve problems, and make changes and achieve goals which will return them to mental health and well-being.

 

His preferred therapy approach is called relationally focused integrative psychotherapy. It is within safe, empathic and respectful relationships that healing occurs, and the therapeutic relationships he creates with clients include these qualities. The ‘integrative’ term has several meanings. There is the personal integration of parts of ourselves of which we may be ashamed or even unaware. This therapy helps to make us whole again, removes blocks to healthy development and reduces defensiveness and painful emotions.

 

Anthony hopes that you will reach out to him and give yourself the opportunity to benefit from the therapeutic relationship he works to provide.

WORK

  • Private Practice
  • OrionHealth Rehabilitation & Assessment Centres (CBI Health Group)
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Health Initiative for Men

 

EDUCATION

  • College of Psychologists of BC. – Registration #1755
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC # 2094)
  • Masters degree in Clinical Psychology University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Psychology Honours degree Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Mental Health Issues:

  • Anxiety and/or panic
  • Chronic unhappiness
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Eating and body image issues
  • Trauma and abuse – emotional, physical, sexual
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Social and specific phobias
  • Psychotic disorders

 

Relationship Issues:

  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Communication breakdown
  • Anger problems
  • Caregiver stress
  • GLBTQ relationship challenges
  • Living in open, blended and polyamorous relationships

ABOUT

Anthony is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, with 20 years practicing as a psychotherapist working with youth, adults, and elders within diverse social contexts.

 

Born and raised in South Africa, he worked in Psychiatric Community Services with under-served populations impacted by the Apartheid system before emigrating to Canada in 1997. Since then, he developed specialized work experience with people with HIV/AIDS, people of First Nations heritage, and with gay, bisexual, transgender and lesbian clients while working as part of the:

 

  • Mental health team for Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Day Program and Residence for people with HIV/AIDS
  • Volunteer counselling for the Health Initiative for Men clients
  • Psychological services and chronic pain support for returning to work with the CBI Health Group.

 

Anthony is aware that the pressures and problems in life can feel painful and overwhelming at times. This can be a lonely experience in which you may be full of despair for the future. Struggling with symptoms related to a mental health issue adds to the distress. We may also get into trouble when the coping mechanisms we use cause problems themselves.

 

Anthony believes healthy relationships are key to mental health. He is willing to journey along with you to reach a better place of peace, self-acceptance and a renewed passion for life.

 

Anthony’s approach has been described as “caring, conscientious and highly ethical”. He provides a calm and comforting presence that puts clients at ease. This allows for the necessary trust to talk about very personal issues such as coming out as gay or lesbian, wondering about gender identity, struggling with a mental health disorder, disclosing intimate sexual issues and managing difficult relationships with partners or others.

 

Anthony provides psychotherapy which refers to the treatment provided by a psychologist or other trained mental health professional to help people manage problems in their personal or social lives. By talking with a compassionate and accepting person in a confidential setting the client is able to gain a deeper understanding of his or her needs and difficulties, begin to gain clarity about options to solve problems, and make changes and achieve goals which will return them to mental health and well-being.

 

His preferred therapy approach is called relationally focused integrative psychotherapy. It is within safe, empathic and respectful relationships that healing occurs, and the therapeutic relationships he creates with clients include these qualities. The ‘integrative’ term has several meanings. There is the personal integration of parts of ourselves of which we may be ashamed or even unaware. This therapy helps to make us whole again, removes blocks to healthy development and reduces defensiveness and painful emotions.

 

Anthony hopes that you will reach out to him and give yourself the opportunity to benefit from the therapeutic relationship he works to provide.