About Me

I am a clinical psychologist specialising in cognitive-behavioural therapy.

Emile du Toit
Emile du Toit
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Hello, I’m Emile

During my studies, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNISA, an Honours degree in Social Science in Psychology from UCT, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (cum laude) from Rhodes University. I have been registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa since 2003 (PS0083291). My practice number with the Board of Healthcare Funders is 0201901.

I spent a year working as a senior psychologist at a prominent private inpatient adolescent unit, and then moved on to their adult inpatient addiction unit, where I worked as part of a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. Later, I was appointed clinical director of an inpatient addiction unit, where I was responsible for staff training, ongoing supervision of staff, managing a team of nursing staff, as well as running groups, lectures and individual sessions. In the same year I facilitated a staff group for another drug-rehabilitation centre and provided individual supervision for their staff.

FAQs

The most commonly asked questions about therapy, fees and medical aids.

My Scribblings

I shall not subject you to my poetry, but here are links to therapy-oriented dissertations and book articles I have written

Explore the Services I Offer

Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Marriage Counselling, Supervision, Life Coaching, Groups & Lectures and Psychometric Assessment in Cape Town and Online.

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Read the Topics and Articles

Informative pages that may provide you with immediate short-term help and answers to questions you might have.

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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