Dr Johan Liebenberg - Clinical Psychologist - Trichardt

Dr Johan Liebenberg

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Johan Liebenberg - Clinical Psychologist - Trichardt

Trichardt, Secunda, Mpumalanga

BA (Theology); BA (Hons) Psychology; MA (Clinical Psychology)(UP); PHD (Psychotherapy)(UP)

082 565 3419

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Mediclinic Highveld, Barney Molokwane, Trichardt, South Africa

Dr. Liebenberg completed his M.A degree (Clinical Psychology) in 1990 and a PhD (Psychotherapy) in 2005, both of these at the University of Pretoria.

Dr Liebenberg’s practice is grounded in a trans-theoretical paradigm. His professional identity was shaped through learning therapies in various modalities; and by way of solid psychological theory and practice. The therapeutic interventions applied in his practice, have been tried and tested in his personal life via his own personal therapy and experiential learning since 1983. Honour and acknowledgement must be given to countless highly skilled and experienced therapists as well as willing patients that contributed to the formation of Dr Liebenberg’s professional identity as a therapist and clinical psychologist.

Some of these modalities include:  Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic theoretical perspectives and practices; Systemic and Structural approaches; Humanistic and Client Centred Therapy; Existential Phenomenological approaches; Interpersonal and Self Psychology; Group Relations Theory and practice; Cognitive approaches; Brief Therapy; Solution Focused approaches; and Hypnotherapy.

Dr Liebenberg applies “state of the art” therapeutic practices informed by the most recent research in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory.

From 2009 his training was extended to include the practices of Ego state Therapy, Ericsonian Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Integration Therapy, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy, Somatic Experiencing,  Soma psycho-sensory therapy,  Cranio-sacral therapy, TRE (Trauma Release Exercises), Trauma Yoga and BWRT.

Upskilling in the current ‘body up’ therapeutic approaches (as opposed to the well-known ‘top down’ counselling approaches) is an ongoing priority in his practice.

Dr Liebenberg is an ardent reader of, inter alia:  Ethical Philosophy, Human Anatomy and Physiology; Traumatology; Palaeontology; History and Evolution of Human Consciousness; Creation of Wealth; and the interaction between human nature and sustainable living on earth.

Dr Liebenberg believes that each human being/patient is unique and singular. Each patient is met without preconceptions or attempts to place him/her in a theoretical framework. Although formal knowledge and training assist in understanding humanity, each therapy or patient is approached with an ‘experiential ignorance’ or as the psychoanalyst, Wilfred Bion urges, as a meeting with “no memory or desire” in order to honour the uniqueness of the person, the creation of a healing atmosphere and planning of unique corrective healing experiences.

Dr Liebenberg is also a committed jogger, cyclist and biker, enjoys his yoga practice, breed exotic parrots and businessman.

Areas of competence

  • Adjustment and mood disorders (Anxiety, depression, bipolar)
  • Marital and relational difficulties
  • Trauma Debriefing (Loss, miscarriage, domestic violence, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, rape, assault, hijacking, accidents, childhood trauma)
  • Psychosomatic health problems (that is a physical disease that is thought to be caused, or made worse, by mental factors). E.g. Chest pains, Tiredness, Dizziness, Back pain, Feeling sick (nauseated), psoriasis, eczema, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease and some auto-immune diseases  .
  • Behavioural problems (Aggression, impulsivity, conduct disorder, oppositional and defiant behaviour)

Practice Number: 8617430
Hpcsa Number:  PS 00029424

- Suite 205, Mediclinic (Highveld), Trichardt