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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychotherapy is a form of treatment for problems relating to psychiatric illnesses, emotional discomfort and relationship difficulties. There are different psychotherapeutic approaches and models. Most of these approaches aim to help people change their thinking/perspectives, since it is often irrational thoughts which are responsible for the emotional discomfort people battle with on their journeys. As Epictetus once said: “People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them”
As already mentioned there are many models. Examples of psychotherapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Psychotherapy generally deals with the here – and - now but it is also important to understand the potential contribution the past may have in why people think, feel and act the way they do in the here - and – now. The fancy word for this is psychodynamics.
We are resilient creatures and can often deal with more than we credit ourselves with. On the other hand we also tend to be vulnerable creatures – we complicate our journeys by investing endless amounts of energy in protecting ourselves from fears such as, the fear of failure, rejection and loss. When people attempt to manage these fears but do so in an ineffective way, it may complicate their journeys rather than make it easier.
A thorough clinical assessment is usually the first step. Following the assessment, the areas for therapy, diagnosis, treatment plan, goals for therapy and suggested number of sessions/follow-ups are discussed with the client. The client is of course the one who then needs to decide whether he/she/they (the latter in the event of couple’s therapy) want to enter into a psychotherapeutic treatment process/plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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