Clinical psychologists treat people with relatively serious kinds of psychological distress, like depression or anxiety disorders. They hold Master’s Degrees in Clinical Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Hylma van Rooyen is a clinical psychologist with more than 10 year’s experience in working with children and adults. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Free State in 2002 and Community Service at the South African National Defence Force in 2003. After this she worked for two years at the Child Guidance Clinic in Welkom, where she gained experience in working with children who were exposed to severe psychological trauma. Hylma also trained educators in basic counselling skills and the identification of child psychopathology. For the next seven years she worked for the South African National Defence Force as a Clinical Psychologist. Her duties included child and adult psychotherapy, family therapy, marital and couple’s therapy, assessment of the psychological functioning of soldiers, training and supervision of intern clinical psychology students and doing research.
She has a special interest in dealing with childhood and adult trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. She also has an interest in childhood psychopathology and trained extensively in different play therapy modalities, including theraplay, child-centered play therapy and sandplay therapy.
Hylma van Rooyen is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and is also a member of the Psychological Society of South Africa and the Play Therapy Association of the United States of America
HPCSA Number: 0080586
Practice Number: 0149578