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Mark Steyn (Clinical Psychologist)

Mark Steyn (Clinical Psychologist)

As an independent clinical psychologist I facilitate and provide mental health assessment and psychotherapy services to a diverse group of clients and patients, including adolescent (16 +) and adult individuals. Outside of my private practice I consult to private sector corporate clients and provide consulting services at the University of Cape Town's Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE INTERESTS

 

My professional interests and experience includes working with:

 

·         trauma or loss;

 

·         anxiety or stress related difficulties;

 

·      mood difficulties, including low mood and depression, irritability and anger, and fluctuating moods that may be difficult to manage;

 

·         bipolar related disorders;

 

·         relationship difficulties, particularly when experienced in personal, family or work relationships;

 

·     parental mental health related issues; and 

 

·         individuals and families who are finding it difficult to cope where a parent, child or sibling suffers from psychological or psychiatric challenges.

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE ORIENTATION

 

I practice psychotherapy primarily from an integrative psychodynamic framework. This means that I place an emphasis on developing a strong and purposeful working relationship with my clients and patients so that we may together discover and come to understand how (often unrecognised) thoughts, feelings, and behaviours contribute towards the development and maintenance of personal difficulties, or psychological or psychiatric challenges.

 

WHY PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

Psychodynamic psychotherapy builds on the principal processes involved in resolving, reducing or managing distressful thoughts, feelings and behaviors by facilitating a more substantivein-depth therapeutic inquiry. In broad terms this entails a clinical focus not only on the presenting symptoms or cluster of symptoms (such as anxiety or depression) that a client or patient may be suffering from, but also the reasons as to why such symptoms or cluster of symptoms may have arisen in the first place, what sustains these symptoms, what makes them worse, and what helps reduce or alleviate these symptoms.

  

In more specific terms, psychodynamic psychotherapy is purposefully orientated to further develop an individuals’ internal psychological resources and their personal awareness and reflectivity abilities, thus enhancing the capacity to better prevent, cope with, and manage life (or other) stressors that may otherwise trigger, maintain or exacerbate personal difficulties, or psychological or psychiatric challenges.

 

On the whole, individuals may expect from psychodynamic psychotherapy a valuable opportunity to:

 

·         further develop their own psychological resources, which are necessary for healthy and effective personal functioning; and

  

·         learn more about themselves by exploring personal self-reflective questions, resulting in meaning personal growth. 

 

Although I practice from an integrated psychodynamic framework, in certain circumstances I augment my practice with other non-dynamic psychotherapies. This decision is based on clinical best practice after considering the presenting clinical circumstances and the individual client or patients' personal psychotherapeutic goals and fit.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION & CONTACT LINKS

 

For more information about my practice and the psychology services that I offer, please visit my website at:

 

Psydyn Website

  

Alternatively, please click on the highlighted link below to email me direct:



Professional Details

  • Title:
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Location:
    Claremont and Sea Point
  • Qualifications:
    MSc (Clinical Psychology) SU | BSc (Hons) (Psychology) SU
  • Practice no:
    PN0573744
  • HPCSA reg:
    PS0122831
  • CTPSPG Reading group:
    Cape Town Group


Contact Details

  • Address
    14 Kloof Road, Sea Point AND 3 St. Davids Road, Claremont
  • City
    Cape Town
  • State or Province
    Western Cape
  • Zip Code
    8000
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Telephone
    074-535-9996
  • Mobile
    074-535-9996

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About the CTPSPG

The Cape Town Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Group (CTPSPG) is an association devoted to the advancement of the theoretical and practical understanding and development of Self Psychology among therapists, their clients and members of the general public.


CTPSPG is registered as a Nonprofit Organisation; registration number 050-946 NPO.

 

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