CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
– CHRISTINE LAIDLAW

SERVICES

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
  • Interests
  • Values
  • Skills
  • and well-suited occupations

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

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.

Clinical psychologist

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.