EMILE DU TOIT
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
EMILE DU TOIT
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
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.
I provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, groups and professionals.
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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.
Behavioural addictions include Addiction to the internet, Sexual Addiction, Workaholism, Compulsive Gambling, Compulsive Shopping, Compulsive Exercising, Compulsive Hoarding, Eating Disorders, Codependency and Self-mutilation.
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.
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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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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