EMILE DU TOIT

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy​

EMILE DU TOIT

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy​

About Me

I am registered as a clinical psychologist with the Board of Healthcare Funders in South Africa, as well as the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and have completed many additional courses and modules in cognitive therapies over the years.

My private practice is in Plumstead, Cape Town.

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Cognitive Therapy

As a Cognitive Therapist I am extremely well trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and over the years have upskilled in and added on other Cognitive Therapy modalities such as Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), Schema Therapy (ST), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (AACT) as well as Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in order to be able to effectively treat even the most challenging of cases.

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Adolescent and Childhood

Extensive research has shown the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy in treating children and adolescents. CBT is often used to treat Mood Disorders and Depression as well as Anxiety Disorders. Research also clearly demonstrates its efficacy with PTSD as well as with crisis debriefing.

Childhood Developmental Disorders include Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Separation Anxiety Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

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Depression and Mood Disorders

Mood disorders can be split into two basic categories: those mood disorders that involve depression, and those mood disorders that include both depression and manic episodes (or just mania):

Depression

Bipolar Mood Disorder

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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders affect 18% of people aged 18 or older in a given year, causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event (such as speaking in public or a first date), anxiety disorders last at least 6 months and can get worse if they are not treated. They include Specific Phobias, OCD, PTSD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Phobia, and Panic Disorder.

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Trauma, Bereavement and Grief

The simple fact is that if you are having strong thoughts and/or feelings about an experience, then you have been traumatised to some extent by the experience.

Other disorders include:

Acute Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Grief

Alcohol / Drug Abuse

Alcohol / Drug Abuse

Alcohol or drug abuse differs from alcohol or drug use in terms of the amount of use but more importantly in terms of risks incurred by the user.

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Addiction to the internet

Addiction to the internet

Internet addiction Internet addiction and video-game addiction are not actual Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV classifications. However, the term ‘internet addiction’ has been used to describe overuse, or excessive time spent using these...

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Mandrax

Mandrax

Mandrax Mandrax (methaqualone) sometimes comes in light and dark blue capsules or white scored tablets. It is sometimes crushed and smoked with dagga in a ‘white Pipe’. Mandrax is also often used as a ‘downer’ by tik users in order for them to be able to function more...

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Sexual Addiction

Sexual Addiction

What is sexual addiction? Sexual addiction differs from normal sexual behaviour in the same way that controlled drinking differs from alcoholism. In sexual addiction, like any other addiction, sexual behaviour has reached a point where it is out of control, despite...

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Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine (tik) in South Africa Methamphetamine is readily available and is spreading rapidly across South Africa and especially the Western Cape. Methamphetamine is psychologically addictive during the binge and high-intensity patterns of abuse, with users...

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Workaholism

Workaholism

What is workaholism? In Japan, it’s called karoshi – ‘death by overwork’ – and it’s estimated to cause 1 000 deaths per year, nearly 5% of that country’s stroke and heart attack deaths in employees under age 60. In the Netherlands, it’s resulted in a new condition...

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How do I get help for myself or my loved one?

The first step in getting help is finding out whether you have a problem. A psychologist with specific training in the treatment of anxiety disorders can effectively perform a professional assessment, which will identify whether you have an addiction problem, and will recommend the treatment most appropriate for you.

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Tools for Health and Wellness is designed for everyone! It is intended for those of you doing really well in your lives and just looking to tweak one or two things to maximise this amazing life experience. Equally, it has been created for those of you who are currently struggling and are looking for more in-depth help with particular issues.

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