Calynn Walker

Counselling Psychologist

PS 0147508
PR 0928275

About me

I have always had a special interest in people. This natural curiosity encouraged a passion and dedication to the field of psychology. Currently, I run a private practice in Groenkloof Pretoria and lecture at the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP). I believe the greatest tool we have to offer is a safe space for clients to feel validated, cared for and understood. I am warm, empathic, and friendly in my therapy room and believe that nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Education

MA Counselling Psychology
University of the Witwatersrand
B.Soc.Sci Psychology Honours
South African College of Applied Psychology
Certificate in Logotherapy, Introductory and Intermediate Level
Victor Frankl Institute of South Africa / University of South Africa
Certificate in HIV/Aids: Care and Counselling
University of South Africa
Certificate in Mentorship
University of South Africa
Certificate in Business Administration and Management
Damelin
BA Humanities
University of the Witwatersrand

Experience

Present
Private Practice
Groenkloof Practice
Present
Psychology Lecturer
SACAP (South African College of Applied Psychology) Pretoria
Past
Psychology Lecturer
Varsity College Pretoria
Past
Locum Psychologist
at various Pretoria hospitals
Past
MA Psychology Internship
Stabilis Treatment Centre

Approach

Personally, I enjoy using Person-Centered Therapy, Positive Psychology and most importantly Interactional Therapy. This approach uses an integrative foundation to understand and assist clients. The techniques used in therapy focus on symptom reduction, enhanced social relationships and psychoeducation. My focus in therapy generally covers behaviours, thoughts, emotions, and relationships for a holistic treatment plan.

What kind of clients I work with

I work with adolescents, adults and the elderly. I perform both individual, couples’ and family counselling. I can work with grief, trauma, addiction, job/life stress, family challenges, relationship challenges, financial troubles, depression, anxiety, personality disorders and a host of other issues that bring people to therapy.
I do not work with severe psychopathology, if this is the type of assistance you require I would recommend heading to your nearest emergency centre or clinic.
Unfortunately, I do not perform assessments for school readiness and career/subject choice or assessments for forensic/legal purposes. If this is what you are looking for, allow me to refer you to my associate Katlego Mlambo.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you be unsure of the type of assistance you need.

Media

Newzroom Afrika

In 2022 the education department did not intend to publish the results of individual matrics online or in newspapers. Calynn discusses the possible effects on self-esteem.

Education department backtracks and individual matrics saw their results published in various media. Calynn speaks about the possible repercussions.

Radio 2000

Calynn takes us through some of the challenges and psychological trauma you may experience as a first-time mother.

Calynn answers some questions of how to overcome imposter syndrome.

Calynn unpacks post-partum depression - suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood and fatigue.

Calynn unpacks childhood trauma.

A listener has a habit of creating scenarios in her head and actually believing them. We chat to Calynn about this.

The high suicide rate in South Africa is attributed to a number of factors, including poverty, unemployment, and a lack of mental health services. Calynn chats about suicide awareness.

Calynn chats about the challenges of accepting your HIV status and the impact it has on your mental health.

Calynn helps unpack Dyslexia in both children and adults.

Contact Calynn

Online Booking


Address


79 George Storrar Drive
Groenkloof
Pretoria
0027