Heleen Loubser

Clinical Psychologist
Durbanville, Cape Town
B.Sc (Majors Psychology and Physiology (Cum Laude)) B.Sc Honours Psychology (Cum Laude) M.Sc Clinical Psychology (Cum Laude)
Telephone: 021 975 6363 / 4
Mobile Number: 073 141 1153
Email Address: hcloubser@mweb.co.za
Fax: 086 672 6912
Address:
30 Hibiscus Street, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa

Introduction and Experience

I obtained a Masters degree (cum laude) in Clinical Psychology at the University of North West (Potchefstroom) and completed my internship at Witrand Hospital. I was part of a multidisciplinary team at Vaalmed, a health medical organization for 6 years and also lectured part time at the North West University (Vaal Triangle).  I am in private practice for the past 20 years.  Currently I am practicing in Durbanville. I am also part of a medical team presenting a Metabolic and Mind Balance Eating program that includes group sessions run by me.  I am also a TRE (Tension and Trauma releasing exercises) trainer who teaches TRE facilitators and also run TRE group sessions.  I had presented at national and international conferences and workshops on various topics.

As a clinical psychologist, my training and experience covers the treatment of a range of psychological problems that include serious health problems such as anxiety and depression as well as ordinary life problems such as stress, emotional, relationship, lifestyle and existential difficulties.

I am specialised in:

  • Hypnotherapy (Phase III (Advanced) in Traditional hypnotherapy, Medical hypno-analysis, Ericksonian-, and Ego state hypnotherapy.
  • SE Somatic Experiencing (Advance level).
  • TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) Level 3: Trainer
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
  • EMI (Eye movement Integration). (Advance Level)
  • Energy Psychology (Including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), TFT (Thought Field Therapy)
  • Life Alignment (Busy with Module 5: Advanced practitioner)

Therapy areas of special interests:

  • Adjustment problems
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Body therapies
  • Childhood related issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression and other Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Health and Life style problems
  • Personal growth and Life skills
  • Psycho somatic issues (Physical symptoms with emotional roots)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relationship problems
  • Sleeping problems
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual problems
  • Stop smoking
  • Stress management
  • Trauma and debriefing
  • Weight control and other eating disorders

My therapeutic approach:

I follow a holistic and multi-dimensional approach and use different therapeutic tools when needed as part of a client’s treatment plan. I make use of an integrative approach to fit my client’s unique needs and circumstances.  Thus, therapy for me is not a “once size fits all” approach.

Through my clinical experience and from studying the latest research material, I came to realize that in order to completely resolve the effect of stress and trauma on a person, a therapist needs to work on the combined mind, body, emotional, and spiritual levels.  That also means working on a conscious as well as an unconscious level.    For the conscious mind I use therapies like CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and for the subconscious mind I use therapies like Hypnotherapy and Energy Psychology. To help the body I use therapies like SE (Somatic Experiencing) and TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises).  Helping the brain to process stored trauma and working on a multi-level I use therapies like EMDR (Eye movement desentization and reprocessing) and EMI (Eye movement Integration).

My role as psychologist is to be a facilitator of change and transformation, helping my clients to implement any changes effectively. The therapeutic process will allow you to create a therapeutic journey, which facilitates healing and growth.  I further aim to empower my clients with knowledge and to help them discover their own light within so they can continue their life path on their own.

I am a member of the following Professional Bodies:

  • HPCSA (Health Professional Council of South Africa)
  • SASCH  (South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis)
  • PsySA (Psychological Association of South Africa)

 

HPCSA registration number: PS 0026530
Practice number:
8629870