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ABOUT SARITA 
About Sarita

I am a registered clinical psychologist with a passion for working with people.

I aim to, in my work, assist others in self-exploration and self-discovery so that they can reach a place of greater self-knowledge and self-acceptance. I have a great respect for the diversity and uniqueness of each person who I cross paths with and tailor the service I provide to meet the unique needs of each individual. I value my ethical responsibilities and morals and always aim to provide professional, warm and caring interactions. I believe that the relationship between myself and the client is of utmost importance. This relationship between therapist and client is a very unique one that allows for therapeutic work to be done.

I believe that the psyche is a complicated combination of thoughts, emotions, experiences and internalised relationships and that it must be treated with care and respects. It is for this reason that I always aim to allow the client to set the pace of the therapeutic process so that his/her internal experiences and processes are explored in a safe manner. Setting a containing and comfortable space is also of importance to me and I take great care to think, feel and behave empathically.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
- Unknown
QUALIFICATIONS 
Qualifications

I commenced my journey towards being a psychologist in 2004 when I started my first year in psychology at the University of Pretoria. In 2007 I obtained my BSocSci: Psychology degree (cum laude) and also the Vice Chancellor and Principal’s Medal for Excellent Undergraduate Academic Performance. In 2007 I did my Honours in psychology, also at the University of Pretoria, and in 2008 received my BSocSci: Honours Psychology degree cum laude. In 2010 I completed my Master’s degree in clinical psychology and got my MA:Clinical Psychology (cum laude) degree in 2012. Throughout this period I got practical experience at clinics and psychiatric hospitals. I did a one year internship in 2011 at Weskoppies Hospital and completed my community service year at Tshwane District Hospital in 2012. In 2012 I wrote and successfully passed the board exam in clinical psychology as required by the Health Professions Counsil of South Africa.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING 
Additional Training

In addition to my academic training during my six years of studies and two full years of practical training, I attended additional training courses, workshops and lectures. These assisted me in expanding my theoretical knowledge and practical abilities. Some of the additional training I received included topics such as:

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Ecosystemic hypnosis
Assessment
Child psychotherapy and child assessment
Ethical conduct
Existential psychology
Family therapy
Group therapy
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Forensic psychology, observations and court work
Neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry & neuroanatomy
Sandplay therapy
Genograms and family sculpting
Sexology
Attachment theory
CBT training
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Culture in psychology and psychiatry
Post-modern psychology
Transactional analysis
Klein: History and key assumptions
Translating theory into practice: an introduction to thinking and working psychoanalytically
Substance abuse in adolescents
Contact Information

Home

ABOUT SARITA 
About Sarita

I am a registered clinical psychologist with a passion for working with people.

I aim to, in my work, assist others in self-exploration and self-discovery so that they can reach a place of greater self-knowledge and self-acceptance. I have a great respect for the diversity and uniqueness of each person who I cross paths with and tailor the service I provide to meet the unique needs of each individual. I value my ethical responsibilities and morals and always aim to provide professional, warm and caring interactions. I believe that the relationship between myself and the client is of utmost importance. This relationship between therapist and client is a very unique one that allows for therapeutic work to be done.

I believe that the psyche is a complicated combination of thoughts, emotions, experiences and internalised relationships and that it must be treated with care and respects. It is for this reason that I always aim to allow the client to set the pace of the therapeutic process so that his/her internal experiences and processes are explored in a safe manner. Setting a containing and comfortable space is also of importance to me and I take great care to think, feel and behave empathically.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
- Unknown
QUALIFICATIONS 
Qualifications

I commenced my journey towards being a psychologist in 2004 when I started my first year in psychology at the University of Pretoria. In 2007 I obtained my BSocSci: Psychology degree (cum laude) and also the Vice Chancellor and Principal’s Medal for Excellent Undergraduate Academic Performance. In 2007 I did my Honours in psychology, also at the University of Pretoria, and in 2008 received my BSocSci: Honours Psychology degree cum laude. In 2010 I completed my Master’s degree in clinical psychology and got my MA:Clinical Psychology (cum laude) degree in 2012. Throughout this period I got practical experience at clinics and psychiatric hospitals. I did a one year internship in 2011 at Weskoppies Hospital and completed my community service year at Tshwane District Hospital in 2012. In 2012 I wrote and successfully passed the board exam in clinical psychology as required by the Health Professions Counsil of South Africa.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING 
Additional Training

In addition to my academic training during my six years of studies and two full years of practical training, I attended additional training courses, workshops and lectures. These assisted me in expanding my theoretical knowledge and practical abilities. Some of the additional training I received included topics such as:

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Ecosystemic hypnosis
Assessment
Child psychotherapy and child assessment
Ethical conduct
Existential psychology
Family therapy
Group therapy
Forensic psychology, observations and court work
Neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry & neuroanatomy
Sandplay therapy
Genograms and family sculpting
Sexology
Attachment theory
CBT training
Culture in psychology and psychiatry
Post-modern psychology
Transactional analysis
Klein: History and key assumptions
Translating theory into practice: an introduction to thinking and working psychoanalytically
Substance abuse in adolescents
Contact Information