WHETHER YOU SUFFERED TRAUMA AS A CHILD, LATER ON IN LIFE OR RECENTLY

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HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU SUFFER FROM TRAUMA

Many people have suffered trauma and are not even aware of it

  1. It is not the objective facts of an event that determines if it caused trauma, but rather your subjective emotional response to the event. Which means, if you feel that it was traumatic, then it was.
  2. Trauma affects everyone in different ways but it can affect you physically, emotionally and behaviourally.
  3. Physically – you might experience changes in eating habits, feel tired all the time, sleep disturbances or even physical pain.
  4. Emotionally – you might feel hypersensitive, angry or irritated, negative, hopeless or even experience flashbacks.
  5. Behaviourally – you might want to avoid people or events, have no interest in activities that you usually enjoyed, experience relationship difficulties, wish to isolate yourself or even feel the need for excessive use of substances.

Applicable evidence-based therapies

Don’t live with the pain – heal from it. Our approach draws on elements from various interventions, such as from

  1. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR)
  2. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  3. Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  4. Dialectical Behaviour based Therapy (DBT)
  5. Rational Behaviour Therapy (RBT)
  6. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  7. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  8. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP)

Let us help you with any of the following:

  • Crime
  • Illness
  • Coping with Loss
  • Rape
  • Difficult Childhood
  • Loss of Relationships
  • Sexual Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Domestic Violence
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Effects of COVID-19
  • Abuse Suffered – Physically or Emotionally

About Your Therapist

Riaan van Wyk

MSexologiae (Cum Laude), BSc (Hons-NDP) Therapeutic Psychology (Cum Laude), BEng (Hons)

I am an Integrated Psychotherapist, Traumatologist, Sexologist and Relationship Specialist. I am fortunate enough to co-own My Therapy International with my wife, Anna-Mart van Wyk, who practices a Holistic Therapist and a Neuro-Behavioural Coach.

It might surprise you that I started my career as an Engineer, as it was the “logical choice” in the era when I attended varsity, but my interest in human behaviour was relentless and I ended up reading twice as many books on Psychology as on Engineering while qualifying as an Engineer.  After having practiced as a Metallurgical Engineer for a couple of years, I finally made the “right choice” and pursued my true passion – the Human Sciences.

My Engineering studies contributed greatly to me being the Therapist I am today as it caused me to be very critical of therapeutic interventions that lack the scientific credibility and proven track record to back them up.  I therefore only use therapeutic models that are evidence-based and validated by science to ensure my patients get results.

I think differently to other Therapists and I integrate many models to ensure that my patients receive the optimal level of care to truly help them.  I can’t help but be outcomes orientated and feel a huge sense of responsibility to make a real, tangible difference.

Although, I use many different intervention protocols, I have a special love and intimate knowledge of these therapies as they work –

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (Fosha)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Beck)
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Ellis & Dryden)
  • Rational Behaviour Therapy (Maultzby)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Pederson’s expansion on Linehan)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (Schwartz)

As a result, the majority of interventions that I use are based on principles from the abovementioned therapies.

In all that we do, we only use reliable therapies and for that reason, our results are predictable.

We believe that patients should be in therapy for as short as possible and as long as is absolutely necessary and we do not want to make people dependant on therapy, but rather equip them with skills to thrive.

My wife and I are passionate about offering people a holistic solution to well-being – first heal and then excel and learn new skills to sustain the progress that you have made long-term.

Life is magical and the magic starts with hope.  We believe that we are essentially Hope Merchants by trade; and we just happen to use Therapy to give people exactly that – HOPE.

– Riaan van Wyk

How our other patients felt

Riaan guides you to heal yourself with perspective and practical application. He matched my pace and took my wounds as seriously and critically as I did.

Riaan has explained the cause of all my problems, and provides effective therapy with real results. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Riaan’s multi-disciplinary background really made him stand out relative to other therapists I have worked with. He was able to back up concepts with material evidence and explain them well, which helped me overcome skepticism towards some therapeutic techniques that otherwise feel “fluffy”. Very powerful when combined with his excitement about emergent approaches, his deep desire to help people, and last but not least, his seemingly infinite patience.

When you have no hope, no way forward. Feel caught up in everything and you cannot bear the pain anymore…then you meet Riaan. The person who saved my life. The highest level of knowledge, skill and empathy.

Riaan is a great therapist.  He knows what he is talking about and he has a huge knowledge in mental health. He listens carefully and is there when i need him.

  • PER SESSION
  • R 1,190
  • Per Hour Session
  • MULTI SESSION
  • R 5,950
  • Pay for 5 Sessions, and get the 6th Session Free
  • EXTENDED SESSION
  • R 1,760
  • Per 90 Minute Session

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It may be tough to work through a traumatic event, we are here to help you.

Contact Us: +27 83 749 6788


Email: info@mytherapy.co.za


Address: 157 Ezra Rd, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 0184

Monday-Friday: 8am to Late
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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You can get your life back! Don’t leave without booking your appointment.

It may be tough to work through a traumatic event, we are here to help you.

Contact Us: +27 83 749 6788


Email: info@mytherapy.co.za


Address: 157 Ezra Rd, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 0184

Monday-Friday: 8am to Late
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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