Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have specialised in the treatment of mental illness. They often use medication to treat their patients, but are also able to offer psychotherapy. They are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa under the specialist register.
I am a psychiatrist with a special interest in rehabilitation, psychosis, anxiety and memory disorders. I have completed a 6 year postgraduate training programme in the UK during which time I have worked in highly specialised teams including "Early Intervention in Psychosis", "Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment" and "Early Diagnosis and Intervention in Dementia" Teams.
My approach is patient centred and holistic and I believe in shared decision making after having fully informed my patients of the pros and cons of the available treatment options.