David van der Want

MA Clinical Psychology (RAU)

Clinical Psychologist

4 Halvery Holt
46 Camp Ground Road
Cape Town
083 703 2398
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In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart - Sigmund Freud

Clinical Psychologist in Cape Town

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Welcome to my web site. I am a clinical psychologist in Cape Town's southern suburb of Rosebank directly opposite the Rondebosch common.

My psychological services include:

To read about my theoretical and practical orientation to psychotherapy please view the orientation page.

What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A clinical psychologist has specialised training in psychotherapy. A clinical psychologist is not a medical doctor and as such I do not prescribe medication. Rather I make use of conversation and listening as a tool to relieve emotional pain and discomfort. Visit the psychological services section for more information.

Who consults a Clinical Psychologist?

I consult with a wide variety of people experiencing a broad array of difficulties. These range from couples experiencing relationship difficulties to individuals experiencing discouragement, despair and hopelessness in their lives. A clinical psychologist typically treats people who have been diagnosed with depression or other mood disorder or an anxiety disorder or a psychosis. My preference is to de-emphasise diagnostic categories and to place more focus on allowing symptoms of pain and distress to reveal themselves and perhaps even to signal the direction of personal growth and development.


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