CHARL HATTINGH

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

MClinPsych (UCT)    Practice 0120502    HPCSA PS 0061697

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My therapeutic work is grounded in mindfulness – focussing the attention in the here-and-now with an attitude of kindness and compassion toward oneself and others. My background in psychodynamic psychotherapy provides an understanding of how our histories shape who we are today and how we relate with each other – and how we may break with old ways that no longer serve us.

I provide brief and long-term psychotherapy for adults and couples who want to overcome emotional, mental and relationship challenges. People consult me about life questions, crises, transitions, stress management, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, difficulties with emotional regulation, and sexual and gender problems.

But therapy is not just about problems, it is also about finding out what is really working well. When we align ourselves with our individual strengths rather than swimming against the current, personal growth can happen with greater ease. I do self-development work with people who want to mature toward a more fulfilling experience of their lives, with a deepened sense of meaning, purpose and connectedness to others.

I offer clinical supervision to other clinicians working with sexual dysfunction.

I am fully bilingual, conducting sessions in Afrikaans and English. For clients who are travelling, or living abroad or in remote areas, I conduct sessions via Skype/Facetime.

“You are perfect just the way you are. And... there is still room for improvement!” – Zen master Shunryu Suzuki