"There is a crack in everything...
that's how the light gets in."
Leonard Cohen (1934 - 2016)

“I am human, and I consider nothing that is human, alien to me.” –  Publius Terentius Afer (195 – 159 B.C.E)

ABOUT ME

People fascinate me.  As a clinical psychologist, I am curious by nature and interested in the human condition.  I have had a keen interest in psychology since my high school years.  This interest has led me to complete my undergraduate and postgraduate studies in linguistics and clinical psychology. I have also had close interaction with people of diverse backgrounds from a young age. These engagements have provided me with sensitivity and confidence in interacting with people from various cultural, ethnic and religious circumstances. As I am conversant in five of the eleven South African languages, I am able to engage and help a broader community of South Africans.

 
 

HOW CAN I HELP YOU...

My Therapy Approaches and Services

INDIVIDUAL
THERAPY

In individual psychotherapy, an integrative approach is used from a variety of modalities and techniques to assist individuals through difficult life stages, traumatic experiences and unresolved difficulties. 

 

Therapy may either focus on a specific area of concern or may require a more long-term approach.

ADOLESCENT/
TEEN THERAPY

Adolescents often encounter challenges during this sensitive period of development.  The task of psychotherapy is to facilitate the healthy maturation of the adolescent by helping them cope with and gain mastery over the demands of growing into adulthood.

COUPLE
THERAPY

In couple therapy, a safe and holding environment is created within which couples are invited to explore their experiences and together seek solutions to their struggles.

 

Couples are assisted with conflict patterns, infidelity, sexual problems and connection.

ERICKSONION HYPNOSIS
& EGO STATE THERAPY

Psychological distress is often the result of internal conflict.  Through formal trance induction, the task of Ego State Therapy is to explore the function of conflicting parts and to negotiate cooperation among them.  Integration brings about relief from psychological distress.

FAMILY
THERAPY

Each family is a unique system with its own structure, characteristics and relational patterns. Illness in one family member may be the result of a larger family problem.  In family therapy, the family system is explored, including patterns of communication, individual roles, beliefs and values.

 

Therapeutic change is achieved when the relation between illness and family dynamics are identified and alternative patterns are established.

PSYCHOLOGICAL
ASSESSMENTS

Standardised and established assessment tools are used to assess a person's intelligence, personality structure, neuropsychological description and forensic profile.

 

Akeso Clinic

875 Francis Baard Street, Arcadia

Pretoria

+27 82 264 5886

jaco@jvanzylpsych.com

CONTACT
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FEES:
MEDICAL AID
- My fees are structured in accordance with Medical Aid tariffs.
- Electronic claims are submitted.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that you have funds available and that your Medical Aid makes provision for Clinical Psychologist Services.
PRIVATE CLIENTS
- Rates are set at R850 (51-61 minute sessions) and this amount is payable by cash only.

Akeso Clinic, 875 Francis Baard Street, Arcadia  | Pretoria​

+27 82 264 5886 | ​jaco@jvanzylpsych.com

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