Fred Walter

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Clinical Psychologist  ?
 MPsych Clin. Psych. (UWC), BSocSci Honours in Psychological Research (UCT) (distinction), BSocSci Psychology & Sociology (distinction) (UCT)

HPCSA Number: PS 0114405
Practice Number: Pr 0456446

“Don’t take anything literally but always look deeper. For example, if you drink too much, what is your [mind] looking for in the alcohol? If you eat too much, what part of your [mind] is in need of nourishing? Think poetically and never respond on a surface level.” - Thomas Moore

I am a clinical psychologist in full-time private practice, focusing on longer-term depth therapy with adults and young adults.

I help my clients:

  • gain insight into how their current concerns have developed, and
  • to work through the internal factors that render them feeling stressed, depressed, and otherwise “stuck” in their lives.

I understand my clients largely within a psychodynamic framework (focusing on the conscious and unconscious, and exploring how earlier life experiences influence our relationships and perceptions today).

My work is also informed by other theories (namely: cognitive behaviour theory, mindfulness, existentialism, and critical theory).

Some areas of special interest include:

  • personality concerns
  • depression and anxiety
  • difficulties adjusting to major life changes
  • death, dying, and bereavement
  • living with chronic medical conditions
  • childhood trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • LGBTIQA+ community
  • personal identity and development
  • major psychiatric disorders

Please call me during office hours to schedule a consultation.

HPCSA Registration: PS 0114405

Practice Number: PR 0456446

Contact via Find Help

Mobile: 081 263 2217
Twitter: twitter

Melville / Northcliff
43 A Fourth Avenue
Melville / Northcliff
Johannesburg North

Works with: Adults, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families.

Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, child sexual abuse, chronic medical conditions, depression, eating disorders, family difficulties, fertility related issues, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, schizophrenia, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.

Working in: English and Afrikaans.