Clinical Psychologist, Leslie Ebben B.A Psych (UJ), B.A. Hons Psych (UJ), M.A Clin Psych (UJ)

Heleen Loubser

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist, Leslie Ebben B.A Psych (UJ), B.A. Hons Psych (UJ), M.A Clin Psych (UJ)

Bergsig, Durbanville, Cape Town

B.Sc (Majors Psychology and Physiology (Cum Laude)) B.Sc Honours Psychology (Cum Laude) M.Sc Clinical Psychology (Cum Laude)

021 975 6363

073 141 1153

30 Hibiscus Street, Bergsig, 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
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