Anna Keyter

Member: International Council of Integrated Psychotherapists

Background:

Anna started Online Therapy in New Zealand (working with adults) in 2017 when she identified the need for safe online psychotherapy. She uses an eclectic intervention style (drawing on various therapies) to negotiate individualised treatment plans with her clients. Her focus is on building quality therapeutic relationships to assist clients to change their lives for the better. Anna also provided mentoring services at the Auckland Women’s Centre (AWC) in New Zealand; this focused on enabling positive change and self-empowerment. In addition, she served as an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) counsellor at Benestar (An EAP service provider). Anna started her career in South Africa where she was registered as a psychologist and counsellor at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She managed a private practice (working with adults) and was employed at several not-for-profit organisations where she specialising in trauma.

  • >Experience includes:
    • • Rehabilitation
    • • Relationships including couples and families
    • • Parenting
    • • Anxiety and Depression
    • • Stress and Trauma
    • • Physical Ill-health (Dealing with a chronic or terminal illness)
    • • Sexuality/Gender
    • • Grief & Loss
    • • Abuse & Violence, including sexual abuse
    • • Life Changes
    • • Career/Vocational
    • • Spiritual
    • Training in the following areas:
    • Gestalt Psychotherapy: A form of psychotherapy that increases the client’s self-awareness to focus on the present moment rather than past experiences (environmental influences). "Gestalt" is a German term that means the "whole" (reality based on experiences of the soul, mind, emotions and body) is greater than small parts. Therefore, it has a positive focus to look at the greater scheme of things to get an understanding of thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): (Including mindfulness-based CBT). Focusing on the link between thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A therapy that externalises problems in order to get to a place of acceptance (especially when clients experience situations they cannot change) and to a place where they can still live a life that they value (even if they do not agree/approve of the circumstances).
    • Narrative Therapy: Aims to separate the individual from the problem situations through a process of externalising issues rather than internalising them; this can be done by reframing life stories. Narrative Therapy can be particularly useful when considering life stories within the cultural context (for example in NZ, this approach may use cultural tools in conjunction with Narrative Therapy techniques).
    • Family Therapy: Family psychotherapy addresses specific difficulties affecting physical and/or mental health, behavioural problems and major life events that impact on the functioning of a family.
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT): A short intervention between 3-5 sessions that focuses on goal-setting and problem-solving (coping questions), exercises to do things differently, presupposing change, and negotiating a change plan (generally used in EAP sessions).
    • Rehabilitation Programmes: Long-term intervention of up to 56 sessions that incorporates most of the therapies listed above and the twelve-step recovery principles.

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Publications:
  • In progress, Symptom Validity Reporting after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
  • Keyter A. E., Supervisor Theadom, A. (2019). Validity of symptom reporting following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI): Thesis.
  • Keyter A. E., Roos, V. (2015). Mental health workers’ coping strategies in dealing with continuous secondary trauma. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher, Vol. 27 (3)
  • Roos, V., Van der Westhuizen, J., Keyter A.E. (2015). Participants’ reflections on participating in the Mmogo-method®: The example of mental health workers’ coping strategies NY: Springer.
  • Keyter A. E., Roos, V. (2014). Exploration of mental health workers’ coping strategies in dealing with children’s trauma: Dissertation.


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    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Arts: Health Sciences and Social Services (Specialisation in psychological counselling)

    University of South Africa

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BPsych equivalence)

    University of South Africa.

    MA Cert Gestalt Therapy

    Stellenbosch University

    Master of Arts Research Psychology

    North West University

    Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

    Auckland University of Technology

    Master of Arts Rehabilitation Psychology
    Auckland University of Technology

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