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Psychotherapy.co.za : Find a Psychologist : Western Cape : Cape Town - CBD : Show Entry

Submitted By yoav | Added on: 2011 May 25 | Total Visits: 10524 | Printable version

Mr Yoav Van der Heyden

MA. Clin. Psych. (Stell) MA. Psych. (Stell)

Clinical Psychologist

702 Commerce House
55 Shortmarket St
Cape Town


HPCSA Number 0093998 Languages : English/Afrikaans/French
Therapist's age 31-40
Range of fees R600
Gender Male

Special Interests

I am interested in working with individuals, couples and families who are struggling to find or recover their experience of wellness in their lives. I like to work with short term challenges where people feel blocked by their current situation as well as those who feel overwhelmed by their thoughts and experiences. I also have good experience in assisting people in coming to terms with major life changes, such as physical and mental illness, relationships and loss.
I am personally also interested in the role of the physical and socio-political environments in mental health.

Orientation and approach

I use different approaches depending on what is required. For short to medium term psychotherapy I most often use ACT, Acceptance and commitment Therapy, an approach that uses elements of mindfulness, values, cognitive and behavioural therapy and aims to develop psychological flexibility. ACT belongs to what is known as the Contextual Behavioural Sciences and is aimed at teaching you to become your own therapist.

I also use principles and methods of depth psychology, which are the therapeutic approaches that recognise the role of the unconscious in our lives. I believe that although tools, techniques and information are important, a deeper awareness of what is playing out beneath the surface is very beneficial for overcoming complex challenges and maintaining wellness.

For more info about ACT approach see www.contextualpsychology.org

Personal Statement

I believe that the key to long term sustainable improvement in the experience of life is through psychological flexibility... and seeing the forest for the trees...

Yoav Van der Heyden is a Clinical Psychologist situated at 702 Commerce House
55 Shortmarket St
Cape Town

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