Mandy Florence

Mandy Florence is a registered Clinical Psychologist operating in Johannesburg and has been working in private practice for 22 years. She has extensive experience working with eating disorders. She has also worked intensively with patients suffering from depression, bipolar mood disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder,  self-harm and suicidality.


This approach to psychotherapy aims to explore the roots of emotional suffering through self-reflection and making feelings, thoughts and relationship patterns more conscious and available to work with.

Eating Disorders

Psychotherapy explores themes around past and present relationships, relationship with food, body image and sense of self.  Patients learn to deal more effectively with feelings such as fear, shame, anger and self-hatred and develop stronger boundaries and self-care strategies.


  • Chronic worry about the future
  • Rigidly focusing on the worst case scenario
  • Anxiety when talking to others
  • Fear of negative judgments
  • Unpleasant and unwanted thoughts


Low self esteem, Lack of confidence, Poor motivation, Difficulty feeling life is meaningful, Anxiety about the future
  • Low self esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Poor motivation
  • Difficulty feeling life is meaningful
  • Anxiety about the future


  • Relationship struggles
  • Commitment issues and anxiety
  • Relationship loss, Dating issues
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Difficulties with intimacy
  • Difficulties in work relationships


  • Persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness
  • Anger, irritability¬† and a tendency to overreact to situations
  • Persistent worry, anxiety or fearfulness
  • Preoccupation with physical illness or their own appearance
  • Withdrawal from family and peers
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings and self harming behaviours
  • Social rejection and/or bullying


Couples Therapy

  • Marital issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Unresolved conflict
  • Loss of affection
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting struggles


  • Often resulting from sexual, physical, emotional abuse
  • Experience of hock denial or disbelief
  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating
  • Guilt, shame and self-blame
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Feeling sad and hopeless
  • Feeling disconnected or numb
  • Nightmares and/or flashback