Cindy StrydomClinical Psychologist
I believe that each individual possesses immense capacity to overcome life’s difficulties and foster personal growth. I therefore structure therapy to provide each individual with the knowledge and tools to achieve their optimal capacity and live a psychological healthy life. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is vitally important in the process, and therefore I place great value on creating an environment in which my clients feel understood and at ease.
I am a HPCSA registered Clinical Psychologist with a preference for working from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic (CBT) paradigm but I also adopt a wide array of therapeutic techniques to optimally benefit each client. I also regularly attend courses to further my knowledge and expertise, especially within the field of CBT. I have completed training accredited by The Albert Ellis Institute, based in New York City, in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), as well as training from international accredited The Beck Institute in CBT. CBT as a therapeutic technique is highly effective in treating a wide range of difficulties. I am passionate about assisting each client to achieve their optimal functioning.
I have also appeared on television shows and radio shows numerous times as an expert guest on topics such as grief and parent-child related subjects. As well as contributing to articles for some of South Africa’s leading magazines. Furthermore I also work closely with a bariatric surgery team, aiding individuals who are interested in undergoing bariatric surgery to prepare and achieve successful results. As from 2016 I have also provided training courses and supervision to other psychologists in the field of CBT, and continue to do so.
I obtained my undergraduate, Honours and Master’s Degrees in Psychology at the North West University, Potchefstroom. I then completed my internship at 1 Military Hospital, and worked for an additional 2 years within the military system. Here I gained a wide range of experience by working with clients of all ages and within diverse settings and spectrum of problems. I have furthered my experience and knowledge since establishing private practice in 2012.
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