CAPE TOWN | HOUT BAY
''Like the pearls in the oyster some how out of dis - ease
comes something beautiful''
- Alan Watts
''Jonathan is an amazing psychologist, he puts the needs of the patient first. Jonathan does SHIP therapy, which I had never heard of before seeing him. I found it to be the most effective form of therapy I have ever tried, and it definitely sped up the process of my healing journey.''
Psychology has always been a passion of mine, as I love interacting and connecting with different types of people in a deep and authentic manner.
The most rewarding aspect of my chosen field as a Clinical Psychologist, is the satisfaction that comes with witnessing first-hand the growth and healing of my clients, as they integrate various facets of self to find a new and sustainable sense of meaning, purpose and wholeness.
Over the past ten years of my psychology career I have had many educational, inspiring, and meaningful experiences working with various individuals and groups, within various clinical settings. These include psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric community clinics, substance abuse rehabilitation centres, psycho-social rehabilitation centres, educational contexts and private practise (Clinical Psychologist in Cape Town).
HOW I CAN HELP
Do you feel that the weight of life's challenges are becoming too burdensome to carry on your own? Are you struggling to navigate past trauma, emotional difficulties, undiagnosed physical symptoms, family, relationship, occupational or personal difficulties?
My specialised psychotherapeutic approach treats an array of emotional, behavioural and interpersonal symptoms. To mention a few, these include,
Trauma (Childhood, Relationship & Shock)
Relational & interpersonal difficulties
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focus of psychology services
Focus of psychology services
My psychotherapeutic stance veers away from confining psychiatric labels and rather focuses on healing the underlying cause of the distress.
I consider each client to be unique, thus the therapy (psychology) process is not a space of judgement and proscription. Rather it is a process of facilitating, supporting and empowering clients to take their own unique journey towards healing and wholeness.
In my role as a clinical psychologist, I act as a guide to my clients, however I follow their unique personal tempo and pace, with deep respect for their feelings and experiences throughout their therapy process.
My psychotherapeutic method is free of culturally specific content and is thus suitable across diverse groups of people with different belief systems and personal preferences.
About the psychotherapy process
psycho-bio-dynamic treatment approach
My preffered method of cutting edge psychotherapy called Spontaneous Healing Intra-systemic Process (SHIP), facilitates healing through a process of spontaneous integration of past trauma (childhood, relationship and shock experiences).
When we have not integrated past memories of experiences where we felt either overwhelmed or powerless (trauma), they remain out of our conscious awareness while at the same time determining how we react to the world around us. This results in repetitive behaviours and choices that are not aligned with our deepest well-being and create destructive, painful patterns in our personal lives and relationships.
This psychology service is a specialised psycho-bio-dynamic psychotherapy treatment, which facilitates healing at different levels of the self – the mind, body and emotion. It is based on the premise that under optimum conditions, the human body and unconscious mind has the natural ability to self-correct and heal the emotional, psychological and physical dis - ease caused by past trauma.
This psychological approach to healing is uniquely tailored to the individual and places the client at the centre of their own healing journey. In my own experience as a clinical psychologist, and that of my clients, this method has proven to be extremely effective in integrating deep trauma and creating sustainable transformation. It liberates one from a constricting and deterministic past, availing a sea of untapped potential and possibilities in the present and future.
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My psychology practice is located in a calm and quiet neighbourhood in Hout Bay, Cape Town (Atlantic Seaboard), with off street parking. I practise from 8 am-6 pm, Monday to Friday.
My psychology practice is currently open for both face to face and virtual consultations during COVID-19 lockdown.
I accept and work with most medical aids and communicate with them directly on behalf of the client. I also assist with PMB (Prescribed Medical Benefits) applications should you be on a medical aid plan that does not cover psychotherapy (e.g hospital plan, key care etc). For more information regarding costs and rates please click here.
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If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact me via my mobile (call or whatsapp), or email address below.
Contact no: 076 232 3837
Address: 2 Meadow Lane
(2 Meadow Avenue, Tierboskloof, Hout Bay- on google maps)
Jonathan Gilberg | Clinical Psychologist | HPCSA Registration No: PS0133710 | Practice no. 0730955| 2 Meadow Lane, Hout Bay, Cape Town