Counselling psychologists treat people dealing with normal life challenges, such as the loss of a job or divorce. They hold Master’s Degrees in Counselling Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Anxiety disorders are quite common and it is estimated that as many as one person in four will have an anxiety problem at some point in their life. Anxiety disorders are treatable with psychotherapy and with medication. Cognitive-behavioural therapy as well as hypnotherapy which has long been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for anxiety problems. This treatment usually involves learning techniques to reduce the intensity of anxiety, better manage stress, and challenge the avoidance behaviours that maintain the anxiety. There are 6 major types of anxiety disorders: Panic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobia, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
HPCSA Number: PS 0092517
Practice Number: 0192635