"Failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." – Winston Churchill
Tania van Huyssteen is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in mood disorders, self-dissociation disorders and behavioral disorders. After many years as a successful business woman and driven by her passion to help people, Tania felt inspired to make the decision to pursue an education and career in Clinical Psychology.
Tania provides specialised therapy to patients that help them better understand themselves. She maintains that in order to have a good relationship with others, you should develop a good relationship with yourself. Tania is also a life coach and has counselled many businessmen and businesswomen, due to her background in business.
Tania's areas of special interest:
Therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially unhealthy behaviours. It functions on the idea that all behaviours are learned and that unhealthy behaviours can be changed. The focus of treatment is often on current problems and how to change them. Tania spent many years at the Weskoppies Children Ward, helping young patients with behavioural and adjustment conditions..
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) is a new practice applied in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. EMDR uses a patient's own rapid, rhythmic eye movements. These eye movements weaken the power of emotionally powered memories of past traumatic occurrences.
Depression, Anxiety Disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Panic Disorder, as well as Bipolar are a few of the conditions that fall into this area of Mood categorised disorders. Tania also specialises in Dissociative disorders which involve problems with memory, identity, emotion, perception, behavior and sense of self. Dissociative symptoms can potentially disrupt every area of mental functioning.