About Farhana Goga
After qualifying in 2001, I worked as a Psychologist, Researcher and Consultant.
My philosophy was to live a life that was rich and full and to navigate issues that my clients would be navigating.
All these experiences have led to me feeling a deep connection to the diversity (issues and people) who walk into my office.
I remain up-to-date with best practices and processes.
I grew up in Durban, Natal. I am incredibly grateful for the life my parents gave to me and the values they instilled in me.
After I qualified, I had a desire to learn as much about being human and healing as I could and it led to me learning and integrating tools, including,
HeartMath, EMDR, Soul work, Imagery, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique
For details of my qualifications click here.
In 2003 I moved to Johannesburg and fell in love with the people and the vibe. In 2012, I moved to Cape Town to engage with the Mother City.
While in CT I realised 3 things:
- My desire to open a Centre was still strong, and I became more attune on its focus - a Centre focusing on Stress, Trauma, Resilience
(for individuals, couples and groups) will open in 2018/9.
- There was a need for intense and specialised couple focused services in the country.
I set my goal to specialise in couples therapy/marriage counselling.
With it came immersion into the leading global couple focused therapy processes, which I am now able to share with you.
I am able to take you through an evidence based, structured, step by step processs (whether in weekly sessions, a 2 day immersion or in group
My approach focuses on the attachment, triggers, the dance and the bond between the couple, providing a powerful, transformative experience for you,
your partner and the relationship.
I integrate Emotional Focused Couples Therapy (Externship done with James Thomas in Denver, Colorado);
Encounter-Centered Couples Transformation (therapist training done with the founders Hedy and Yumi based in Washington D.C and Florida) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- I was not done with Jhb, so in 2017, I returned.