Nicola de Kock

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Clinical Psychologist  ?
 MA: Psychology (UCT)

HPCSA Number: PS 0126950
Practice Number: 0860010632929

I am a clinical psychologist, registered with the HPCSA, working in private practice in Sea Point.

My earlier experience was gained working with children grappling with emotional and learning difficulties in a mainstream school environment. More recently my work in public health has focused mainly on adults and older adolescents dealing with a wide range of challenges including: trauma and loss, depression and anxiety, emotion dysregulation, relationship difficulties and life adjustment issues.

I also have a special interest in working with individuals and couples considering, planning and adjusting to parenthood, as well as those dealing with issues related to fertility.

I offer short and long-term therapy to adults and adolescents and aim to provide a confidential, non-judgemental, collaborative and at times gently challenging therapeutic space. I follow an integrative psychodynamic approach to therapy which aims to increase a client’s self-awareness and understanding of themselves and how their past relationships influence their present behaviour. However, I am also open to utilising different techniques to meet the needs and resources of each individual client. I also work with children using play therapy to assist with emotional and developmental challenges. I am able to conduct assessments to determine a child’s school readiness, intellectual ability or any learning difficulties they may have.

When not at my practice I work at UCT’s Department of Psychiatry in the field of HIV and mental health research.

Contact via Find Help

Tel: 021 439 1555
Mobile: 083 680 7109

Sea Point
The Point
3rd Floor
76 Regent Road
Sea Point
Cape Town

Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, couples, and individuals.

Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, chronic medical conditions, depression, developmental disorders, fertility related issues, learning difficulties, learning disorders, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, self development, trauma, addiction, and bipolar disorder.

Working in: English.