Dr Elsa Du Toit

MBChB, FCPsych, MMed Psych, BSc Psychology Hons

Psychiatrist / Psigiater

PR:0432520

 

Dr Paul Magni

M.B Ch.B FC Psych (SA)

Psychiatrist / Psigiater

PR:0299383

 

Dr Michael S Mason

M.B Ch.B. FC Psych (SA)

Psychiatrist / Psigiater

PR:0248320

 

Dr Azelle Mayne

M.B Ch.B. M.Med (Psych)

Psychiatrist / Psigiater

PR: 0151319

 

Anton Böhmer

B.Th M.A. Clinical Psych

Clinical Psychologist / Kliniese Sielkundige

PR: 864 1773

 

Monique Green

B.Occ Ther.

Occupational Therapist / Arbeidsterapeut

PR: 0224669

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Sandra Hitchcock

MA Clinical SW

Family Mediator, Relationship Therapist

PR: 089 0000 277 525

 

 

Gustav Van Greunen

M.A Clin. Psych

Clinical Psychologist / Kliniese Sielkundige

PR:8633479

 

Leida Heymann

M.A Clin. Psych

Clinical Psychologist / Kliniese Sielkundige

PR 0487635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR WHOM DOES PPC PROVIDE SERVICES?

People consult with us with a variety of difficulties and for different reasons. These may relate to their emotional well-being, their relationships, longstanding difficulties they experience with themselves as well as different concerns about their memory and/or other cognitive difficulties. Specific services and forms of treatment would be indicated for different presenting problems. It is very important that every person experience that they are cared for in a professional manner in which they feel listened to and provided with the appropriate care plan and correct intervention(s). At PPC we work as a multi-disciplinary team where different professions are able to provide different services and support each other's input. Even though someone might only be seen by a specific clinician (such a psychiatrist), there is always an option to be referred to a colleague who might contribute to the treatment plan in order to optimise the outcomes that are aimed for. This might be in the form of psychotherapy, couples therapy, occupational therapy or cognitive assessments when appropriate.

DO YOU FOCUS ON SPECIFIC TYPES OF MENTAL HEALTH OR PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS?

We only see adults, but the people who consult with us deal with all kinds of difficulties. Some of these might be more serious than others, but we respect that the seriousness of a specific problem is in the first instance how it may be experienced by the person consulting with us. Some of the diagnostic categories that might describe the problems people describe to us include: anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder.

DO YOU HAVE SPECIALIST INTERESTS OR FOCUSPOINTS?

In terms of Psychiatry:

  • Michael Mason's interests are in mental health and memory in older adults, neuropsychiatry, and liaison psychiatry.
  • Azelle Mayne's interests are in sleep disorders, female mental health, depression and anxiety.
  • Elsa du Toit's interests are in female mental health (particularly mental health during pregnancy), and she has built a very close relationship with all the gynaecologists and the team in the obstetric ward.
  • Paul Magni's interests are in neuropsychiatry, liaison psychiatry, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.

Our Clinical Psychologists are:

  • Gustav van Greunen provides psychotherapy (depression, anxiety, relational problems, bereavement, adjustment difficulties) and neuropsychological assessments.
  • Anton Böhmer provides psychotherapy (depression, anxiety, relational problems, bereavement, trauma, adjustment, existential issues) and neuropsychological assessments (head trauma, memory difficulties, dementia, etc.)
  • Leida Heymann provides psychotherapy and her specialist interests are depression, anxiety, relational problems, bereavement, trauma, adjustment, existential issues.

We have an Occupational Therapist (Monique Green) who is particularly skilled in psychiatric work, especially head injuries, dementia, anxiety and depression. She also runs the support group in the ward at Panorama MediClinic.

We have a Family Mediator (Sandra Hitchcock) who has an incomparable wealth of experience, especially in couple's work and mediation. She also helps us with our dementia families and with those in need of substance rehabilitation.

These services are provided for consultations at the PPC Clinic and in hospital for those admitted.


DO YOU ONLY PROVIDE SERVICES FOR PEOPLE AT PPC?

No, we also see people at Panorama Mediclinic and Tijger Clinic, where the greater portion of our work is liaison psychiatry. This includes anxiety, delirium, dementia, depression, and bereavement counselling. We admit patients primarily for depression and bipolar disorder. Occasionally we admit patients with suspected schizophrenia. We occasionally admit someone who needs assistance with detox or an elderly person for medical work up of dementia.

DO YOU CHARGE MEDICAL AID FEES?

We are committed to provide all our services at the rates charged by medical aids. We are also able to provide a service in which we submit the invoices to the medical aid and therefore patients and clients do not have to do this if they do not want to do so.

For people preferring to pay privately, we are able to provide these fees on request. Private fees are however in line with those paid by medical aids.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PSYCHIATRIST AND A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST?

A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialised in psychiatry, assess and provide treatment for mental health problems. Psychiatrists are authorized to prescribe medicine, conduct physical examinations, may request laboratory tests and/or order brain scans.

A Clinical Psychologist is not trained as a medical doctor, but trained within the theory and practice of psychology in order to provide assessments and psychotherapy in order to understand, prevent and relieve psychologically based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development. Furthermore Clinical Psychologists are trained in completing neuropsychological or cognitive assessments in order to provide understandings that may add to the diagnostic formulations of a person who might experience memory or other cognitive problems, who might have suffered a head injury or may feel unable to perform tasks and responsibilities that they carried out previously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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