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ABOUT MALAN

MALAN

VAN DER WALT

Educational psychologist

MA. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (Stellenbosch)

HONS. PSYCHOLOGY (UCT)

POST GRAD - EDUCATION (UNISA)

"I aim to have all of my clients feeling stronger, more capable, and functioning as well as possible; socially, in their work environment, and within interpersonal relationships."

Good day, I am an English and Afrikaans educational psychologist who provides therapy for people from many different backgrounds.

 

I have considerable experience with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning groups (LGBTQ+). This is one way to refer to individuals and groups with diverse sexualities and genders, but you may prefer different words that feel more personally accurate to you.

 

Whether or not you have come to terms with your own sexual and gender identity, many people who identify as part of the LGBT+ spectrum find that being in a minority can be stressful and challenging. This includes experiences of coming out to friends and family, being discriminated against, and understanding who your authentic self is. These experiences are not talked about much in South African society, so you might feel overwhelmed and even face distress or depression at times. Affirming psychotherapy can be an important step in making sense of these challenges.

 

You might experience one or more of the following situations:

  • Do you feel unclear about your sexual identity or how to reveal your sexual identity to loved ones?

  • Are you in a relationship with someone who is at a different stage of openness or coming to terms with their sexuality?

  • Would you like mental health support as you navigate transitioning in terms of your gender identity?

 

Working together, we can consider how to discuss your identity to important people in your life, any challenges you might face in relationships with family or intimate partners, and what it would mean personally to you to transition. You and I will strive to build a relationship based on trust, empathy, collaboration, and safety.

 

Skills related to DBT, particularly mindfulness, also guide my work. I am a reliable, professional, kind, and committed therapist, and I look forward to working with you.

SERVICES

ADULT INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

ADOLESCENT THERAPY

KIDS THERAPY

COUPLES THERAPY

FAMILY THERAPY

AVAILABILITY

TH & FR

09:00 - 20:00

LANGUAGES

AREAS OF INTEREST

ENGLISH

AFRIKAANS

LGBTQ+

GENDER & SEXUALITY

LIFE TRANSITIONS

PARENTING

RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS

SELF-ESTEEM

YOU ARE AT THE RIVONIA BRANCH

HOURS

ADDRESS

CONTACT

JHB

PTA

Mo-Fri: 08:00 - 20:00

Sat: 08:00 - 16:00

TEL:

(+27) 066 259 1627

 

EMAIL: admin.jhb@psychcentral.co.za

PSYCH CENTRAL

 

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291 Sprite Ave,

Faerie Glen, Menlyn

066 215 9148

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