About Carien du Toit


”Passionate About People”

As someone who is passionate about people, the journey of life and growth, it was a natural choice to choose a job where I could work with people. I feel inspired by my work and being able to journey with people through the landscape of their lives. As a psychologist I assist people in opening up new possibilities, creating a deeper understanding of themselves in order to move towards greater integration and self-acceptance.

I started my own practice in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town (2005-2012) and worked part-time at Child and Family Guidance Clinic (until 2006) and Kaleidoscope Child and Family Clinic (until 2009) I have considerable experience in child, adolescent and family psychotherapy and have a special interest in Couples therapy. My additional training in Imago Relationship Therapy helps me to facilitate couples in a new way of being, deepening the connection, and optimizing the healing and growth potential of their relationship. As is the case with many practicing psychologists today, I integrate a number of theoretical approaches into my work to adapt to broad range of individuals I work with.

I hold a Masters (Cum Laude) degree in Counselling Psychology / MTH (Stellenbosch, 2005; 2001) and is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (PS 0090603) and the Board of Health Care Funders of South Africa (PR 0182826).

I completed my internship at three different institutions, namely, TC Newman Hospital Paarl: Psychiatric Ward, Franschhoek Clinic and the Centre for Student Counselling at the University of Stellenbosch (2004). I provided psychotherapy, group work, psychometric assessments as well as career guidance. My Research article: Resilience in remarried families” was published in the American Journal of Family Psychology in 2009. I also lectured at Stellenbosch University (2002-2010) in Group Work, Intake Interview, Psychopathology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy and Personality Theory (Theology Department).

I would like to recommend the following websites:

The South African Depression and Anxiety group
Imago KwaZulu Natal
Imago Africa