Bruce Laing

Clinical Psychologist
Inanda, Sandton
Mobile Number: 083 269 6799
Email Address: brucelaing@rocketmail.com
Address:
61A, 3rd Avenue Inanda, Sandton Johannesburg

For the therapist, therapy is the art of listening. For the client - it's about being understood, made sense of, about integrating our disparate bits and pieces into a whole person. I invite my clients to engage with curiosity about his or her internal world - and then to wonder in the delight of the discovery of self. So my process encourages thinking - linking the different parts of the self - to make sense of who we are. It is more of a philosophical approach - of meaning making - it is a journey of discovery.

I am a clinical psychologist in private practice and I provide therapy for adults, adolescents and play-therapy for children and parental guidance. I work from a psychodynamic perspective, but do offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), narrative and person centred approaches. Either short-term or long term therapy is available depending on your requirements.

I provide therapy in the following areas;

For adults and adolescents;

  • Anxiety and adjustment disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Life changes and Interpersonal struggles
  • Feelings of being 'stuck' and 'empty'
  • Gay, lesbian, transgender issues

For children;

  • Anxiety struggles such as separation, school refusal, shyness or general anxiety
  • Difficulties in making friends
  • Bedwetting and sleeping problems
  • Disruptive and aggressive behaviours
  • Phobias and OCD
  • ADHD

Parental guidance

Parents often struggle in managing a child's complex behaviours. Parental guidance offers a space to think about their child and their mode of parenting. It also offers a safe space where parents can think together around the complexities of being a parent. Often a parent will resort to a parenting style which feels unfamiliar. Parental guidance assists the parental dyad into understanding their relationships both with themselves and their children.

Pr. No. : 0533572
HPCSA No. : 0120650

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