Oostenbrink

Clinical Psychologist / Kliniese Sielkundige
Practice no. 864 0815
What is a clinical psychologist?
A clinical psychologist is a person who holds a MA degree in clinical psychology and is registered with the Health Profession Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
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This profession speciality is mainly concerned with diagnosing more serious mental, emotional and behavioural disturbances. Clinical psychologists tend to view emotional wellbeing in an integrated way by taking into consideration the related aspects of the environment, body, brain and the mind.
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Why do people visit a clinical psychologist?
Individuals visit a clinical psychologist because they are troubled with problems, traumas or issues that they are not able to effectively deal with.
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These problems mostly have a significant negative impact on various areas of their lives, and may include school-, work-, home or their relational/marital live.
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How are appointments made?
Clients often make appointments for themselves when they have the need to.
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But clients are mostly referred to psychologists by their General Practitioner (GP’s), certain Specialists, Pastors of their congregation, their schools or even by their employers.
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Jacob Oostenbrink, MA (Clinical psychology) has been in private practice since 1998. He started his practice in Brackenfell and then relocated to Rustenburg where he practiced for 11 years. His practice focused mainly on clinical work but he was often requested to do consulting work in the Mining Industry (which included the selection of employees, treatment of their substance abusers, assisting them with trauma counseling and addressing employees’ emotional well-being).

In 2012 he relocated back to the Western Cape and opened his Clinical practice in Strand. Although he is registered as a clinical psychologist, he has completed both his internships in counseling and clinical psychology and finds himself comfortable in both areas. Prior to completing his MA degree, he has further been employed in the business environment for 12 years which has given him extensive experience in the Human Resources field.

He practices as a clinical psychologist, rendering a variety of services to high school learners (adolescents), adults, couples and business environment. 

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