The pressure of living in the twenty first century takes it’s toll on many people. Stress levels among adults and adolescents are higher than ever before. Divorce rates are on the rise and nearly one in every ten people suffer from depression during their lives. Pharmaceutical companies are making a fortune producing new medications each year to profit from these circumstances. There are other ways of dealing with depression, marital problems, trauma, anxiety and personality disorders. There are a few really good psychologists that are skilled in treating patients that suffer from any one of these problems. Dr Maryke Woolf is a psychologist in Newlands, Cape Town that is well known for her gentle approach in dealing with her patients. Maryke has a Masters degree in clinical psychology and community counselling, obtained from the University of Stellenbosch. Dr Woolf went on to complete an internship at the Lentegeur Psychiatric hospital, followed by another year of community service working with the Department of Correctional Service. Maryke is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, a member of the Board of Healthcare Funders and the Psychological Society of South Africa.
Dr Woolf is committed to providing a non-judgmental and safe space that allows her and her clients to work through the issues that are causing stress and anxiety. Maryke utilizes psychodynamic and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) frameworks in her approach to helping her patients. It is Maryke’s belief that for therapy to be effective, the relationship between her and her client needs to be as strong and trusting as possible, and thus her treatment is structured with her patients requirements in mind. Maryke offers Individual psychotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) services to children, adolescents, adults and couples. Although closer to the suburb of Newlands in Cape Town, she treats patients from as far as Simonstown and is also the preferred Claremont psychologist for many people in that area. Dr Woolf’s approach is to use the first two sessions of consultation with new clients to perform a professional and comprehensive clinical evaluation before deciding on the most appropriate and beneficial approach to treating that client. You can reach her on maryke@For more information about Maryke’s practice you can visit her website at www.marykewoolf.com.