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KARMEN HUTTON

Karmen is a registered clinical psychologist based in Table View and Parklands on the West Coast of Cape Town. She provides psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families. Karmen obtained her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (cum laude) from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2011. She completed her internship at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in 2012. During her internship she worked in the Adolescent ward, Neurological- as well as Adult Personality Disorder ward. Karmen was involved with the psychometric assessment and treatment of both in-and-out patients of the above-mentioned wards suffering from severe mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, schizophrenia, psychosis, alzheimer’s, dementia, eating disorders and intellectual disabilities. Following her internship, Karmen went on to complete her Community Service year in Cape Town. Working for the City of Cape Town in the Specialised Health (HIV and TB) team, she worked in four community HIV clinics across the city providing psychological assessment and psychotherapy services to community patients with a wide range of challenges.

EMILY VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

Emily van der Westhuizen holds a BA Honours Degree in Psychology and is a Registered Psychometrist in the category Independent Practice with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA registration no: PMT 0090476). Emily completed her undergraduate bachelor's degree at Stellenbosch University where she majored in Applied English and Psychology. She received her postgraduate honours degree from the University of South Africa and completed her BPsych Equivalent training through Stellenbosch University. She did her practical training at a busy practice in Claremont, Cape Town, where she gained exposure to educational, clinical, neuropsychological and medico-legal assessment whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team. Emily has over 7 years of experience in assessment working with children, adolescents and adults. In addition to her formal psychology and assessment training, Emily has experience in counselling, play therapy, the NGO environment and the creative arts therapies. She also teaches psychology at a tertiary level. At the various practices that she consults at, she provides assessment services, report writing, study skills sessions and academic writing skills programmes. She also provides psychometric assessment services for academic research projects at various universities.

HARRIET KNOTT

Harriet Knott is our friendly and professional online psychologist. She has a vast amount of psychological experience in both clinical and counselling settings and is currently registered as a psychologist in South Africa, Namibia and New Zealand. Harriet is fluent in English and Afrikaans. She completed her Master’s Degree in Psychology at Fort Hare University in 2011 and since then has worked as a registered psychologist in both private and public mental healthcare facilities in South Africa and Namibia. Harriet has a strong interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but also focuses on a holistic approach to encourage mental, emotional and social wellbeing. Harriet is passionate about motherhood, psychology and human behaviour. In addition she also enjoys travelling, long-distance running, hiking and experimenting with new baking recipes in her spare time.

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