Clinical Psychologist - Christine Laidlaw

Clinical psychologist 
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Cell: 079 434 8444

I am a HPCSA registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Bryanston Johannesburg, and Moreleta Park Pretoria, Gauteng. I completed my undergraduate BA degree and Honour Degree in Psychology at Stellenbosch University.

During my training I worked as a lay counsellor for five years. I have also worked as an Assessment   Specialist for Adcorp Talent Resourcing conducting psychological assessments for government       departments and private companies.

I completed my Maters Degree in Clinical Psychology (cum laude) at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth gaining experience at the university clinic and private psychiatric hospital.

 I completed my year of Community Service at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria working with  adults and adolescents as well as families.

I have been lecturing in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Africa since 2012.

I believe in tailoring therapy to meet the needs of the individual, couple or group.


The psychotherapy process can assist with the following:
Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Anxiety Disorders (incl. Separation Anxiety)
Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-eating)
Substance-related problems and self-harm behaviours
Trauma an Abuse
Personality Disorders
Relationship problems and conflicts (couple, family)
Loss and Bereavement
Work-related stress and issues
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Parent-Child relational difficulties
Personal Growth and Development

The career assessment process can assist with identifying and developing your unique profile of:
personality aspects 
intellectual abilities
and well-suited occupations


My therapeutic approach is drawn from a number of theories and therapies including the following:

Relational Psychoanalytic Therapy
Client-centred Therapy
Ecosystemic Therapy
Jungain Sandplay Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy
Prepare/Enrich Programme for Couples
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Child-centred Play Therapy
Play Therapy based on Theraplay Principles

I also offer an eight week course for parents in an individual or group format utilising the international Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) Programme which focuses on enhancing the parent-child attachment.