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Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
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Dr. Christina van der Merwe

Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.

Verified by Psychology Today
Corner of Progress & Belmont Street, George 6529
Let's Connect 087 250 2464 x76
I specialize in helping young people and their families in facing a wide range of mental health challenges. My aim in our engagement is to create a nurturing, compassionate, and safe environment where you can feel truly supported. Employing evidence-based strategies tailored to your unique circumstances, we will collaborate to address the challenges you're encountering, fostering resilience, and facilitating lasting positive change. I have a specific interest and experience in treating individuals with disordered eating.
I work with pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults. My approach is grounded in offering the highest standard of professional care, creating a safe and comfortable space where individuals can freely share their inner world and where parents are empowered to assist their children in reaching their full potential.
Whether you are an adolescent struggling with mental health or a concerned parent seeking assistance for your child, I am here to provide the guidance and expertise to overcome these difficulties.
Take the first step to help. Call or Dr. Christina van der Merwe now - 087 250 2464 x76

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Corner of Progress & Belmont Street

George 6529

087 250 2464 x76
Please visit my webpage to book an appointment (www.drchristina.co.za/book-an-appointment.html)
R1000 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect 087 250 2464 x76

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Corner of Progress & Belmont Street

George 6529

087 250 2464 x76
Please visit my webpage to book an appointment (www.drchristina.co.za/book-an-appointment.html)
R1000 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions R1000
  • Pay by Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
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This is a cash practice and while medical aid compliant invoices will be provided, the submission to the medical aid will be your responsibility. For this reason, I charge on average 20 percent less than approved medical aid rates.
or call with questions - 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
"
This is a cash practice and while medical aid compliant invoices will be provided, the submission to the medical aid will be your responsibility. For this reason, I charge on average 20 percent less than approved medical aid rates.
or call with questions - 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Health Professions Council of South Africa PS0028797
  • In Practice for 34 Years
  • Membership with Health Professions Council of South Africa Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychology, Graduated 2009
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
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Evidence-based and first-line treatment for teens with eating disorders is Family Based Treatment (FBT), while Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E) reports good results as an alternative therapeutic intervention. Weight restoration in severely underweight patients is essential and should be managed in collaboration with a medical professional.
or call with questions - 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
"
Evidence-based and first-line treatment for teens with eating disorders is Family Based Treatment (FBT), while Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E) reports good results as an alternative therapeutic intervention. Weight restoration in severely underweight patients is essential and should be managed in collaboration with a medical professional.
or call with questions - 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

I also speak

Afrikaans

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

I also speak

Afrikaans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • Family based treatment for Eating disorders
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.

Location

Primary Location

Corner of Progress & Belmont Street

George 6529

087 250 2464 x76

Nearby Areas

Cities/Towns

Districts

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Please visit my webpage to book an appointment (www.drchristina.co.za/book-an-appointment.html)
Take the first step to help. Call now - 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
"
Please visit my webpage to book an appointment (www.drchristina.co.za/book-an-appointment.html)
Take the first step to help. Call now - 087 250 2464 x76
Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Last Modified: 8 Jan 2024