Melinda Fouché

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Clinical Psychologist  ?
 MA Clin. Psych. (Stell)

HPCSA Number: PS0139211
Practice Number: 0811211


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


Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, chronic medical conditions, depression, life changes, loss/grief, marital/couples therapy, process addiction, relationships, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.


Working in: English and Afrikaans.


I am a clinical psychologist based in Gardens, Cape Town. I work with adults, adolescents and couples, in both short and long-term therapy. I have a special interest in working with people who are faced with major life changes or decisions, and who generally feel “stuck” or overwhelmed. Often these feelings are related to grief or loss, the experience of trauma, or the onset of an illness. At times, there is no immediate, obvious point of origin for these uncomfortable feelings, but we find them debilitating in certain, or all areas of our daily lives. I work from an integrative psychodynamic framework, and I believe that we are able to identify unconscious patterns of behaviour and thinking, through increased self-awareness, within a therapeutic relationship. Ultimately this increased insight can lead to changes in our thinking and behaviour, and a fuller ownership of our lives and emotions.

Other areas of interests include:

  • Issues related to personal identity, gender, race and spirituality
  • Trauma and stressful life transitions in adults and adolescents
  • Psychosomatic issues and chronic illness
  • Supporting professionals in stressful and trauma-exposed professions
  • Support for parents of children with special needs
  • Personal insight and growth
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Mood challenges (depression, anxiety, anger)

Contact via Find Help

Gardens
21 A De Lorentz Street
Gardens
Cape Town

Tel: 071 393 2480