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I'm Ryan Lorraine Cooper.
A Clinical Psychologist
in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

With an MSc (Masters) in Clinical Psychology obtained in 2004,
I specialise in working with couples, families, adults and children
regarding matters such as trauma, relationships, depression, anxiety, divorce, grief and much more. Online sessions available.


About me

Welcome to the online home of Ryan Lorraine Cooper. I am trained in the General Systems Theory Approach and utilise various methods of treatment including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness to name a few.


My therapy process is client-centred, supportive in nature and each unique aspect of my clients’ concerns are worked with.
I incorporate unconditional positive regard and empathy in a non-judgemental environment.

I am also a certified TRE® (Tension-Stress-Trauma Release Exercise) Provider and BWRT® (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) Therapist. I am currently completing training as a certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner.

For more information, please visit the links below:

TRE®     BWRT®     EFT     EMDR

Featured articles


So You Want to Start a Long-Distance Relationship

In an era when most days are spent staring at our phones or computer screens, building and sustaining a romantic relationship over a long geographical distance doesn't seem as far-fetched as it might have 20 years ago.



5 Myths about introverts debunked

By Tayla Blaire

Despite best efforts to correct misconceptions around introversion, several myths about introverts prove to be pervasive. 



Trust me — don’t
go on your bucket
list trip

By Tayla Blaire

Sometimes it’s better to stay at home when your expectations are impossibly high


Ryan has helped me through many trying times in my life. I've been consulting with Ryan as a patient for many years now and speaking with her - on any subject that I might be struggling with - helps me to put things into perspective and has enabled me to deal with and process different kinds of trauma and mental distress. She is always professional, relatable to me as a mom, working parent and wife.
I have recommended her to a number of friends, family and colleagues who might be facing a mental health challenge over the years and will continue to do so. She approaches everything with grace and has always been able to give sound advice and amazing guidance.
Speak to her - it might just change your life.

- Alexa

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