Ilse Jordaan

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Clinical Psychologist  ?
 MSc (Psych); MA (Clin Psych)

HPCSA Number: 0091332
Practice Number: 0214582

I am a clinical psychologist with special interests and experience in the following:

  • In-Depth Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adults
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Mind-Body Medicine (link between stress and disease)
  • Eating Disorders (e.g., overweight, anorexia, bulimia)
  • Trauma & Sexual Abuse
  • Gay/Lesbian Issues
  • Relationships & Sexuality
  • Personal Growth
  • Hypnotherapy & Medical Hypnoanalysis
  • Chronic Depression/Anxiety
  • Coping with Chronic Disease
  • Infertility
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

Orientation and approach

Psychodynamic / In-depth psychotherapy with adults and couples

Personal Statement

I am a clinical psychologist with private practices in Stellenbosch and Cape Town (Gardens area).

My main area of interest and expertise is in-depth psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults and couples. This involves an in-depth approach to understanding deep-seated psychological problems.

The psychodynamic therapeutic approach is non-directive and non-judgemental. Building a trusting therapist-patient relationship, in which a safe space to express feelings is created, is integral to the process. This allows for the exploration and resolution of the unconscious conflicts which create psychological turmoil. Healing takes place when the psychodynamics of these issues are understood consciously, worked through, and integrated into the self.

As a clinical psychologist with additional training in the medical field, I also have a special interest in the link between medical/physical problems and their psychological origin/consequences. The mind and body are intimately connected, and unconscious psychological conflicts or past traumatic experiences often present in the form of physical symptoms and problems. Examples are: irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, chronic fatigue, migraine, gynaecological problems, infertility, auto-immune diseases, panic disorder, chronic pain, skin diseases, sexual disorders, and many other (often unexplained) medical diseases. Traditional medical treatments often don’t result in cure or only provides temporary symptom relief.

In addition, I also have special interests and experience in sexual abuse, eating disorders, sexual problems, sexual orientation issues, ante- and postnatal depression, chronic depression, traumatic experiences, anxiety disorders, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, as well as clinical hypnotherapy.

Contact via Find Help

Tel: 021 886 9950

Stellenbosch Gardens
203 Valerida Centre
Piet Retief Street

6 Bellevue Street
Cape Town

Works with: Adults, couples, and individuals.

Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, child sexual abuse, chronic medical conditions, depression, eating disorders, family difficulties, fertility related issues, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.

Working in: English and Afrikaans.