Dr Deborah Bernhardt - Counselling Psychologist

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Cnr Witkoppen Road & The Straight Ave The Gantry Shopping Centre Fourways, Greater Johannesburg 2191

Dr Deborah Bernhardt has a practice in Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg. Areas of work include Psycho-Legal, Counselling, and Divorce and Family Mediation.


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Most people at some stage in their lives experience problems or challenges that they perceive as overwhelming. These problems or challenges may be of a personal or interpersonal nature and present in different environments such as the home, educational, work, family, and social. People benefit from talking and working through their problems or challenges with a Psychologist. Research shows that after psychological intervention people generally rate themselves as:

* Feeling happier
* Coping better
* Being more in control of their lives
* Experiencing a sense of inner peace and connectedness with nature

Psychological intervention usually involves:

* Identifying the problems and challenges
* Verbalizing thoughts and feelings surrounding the problems and challenges
* Obtaining professional opinion on the matter
* Deciding on a plan of action
* Activating and monitoring the plan which is aimed at achieving particular objectives

Dr Bernhardt is one of a number of well established psychologists practicing in Sandton, Johannesburg. Dr Bernhardt is a registered Counselling Psychologist and an Accredited Mediator. Fields of work include the following:

* Counselling
* Reconstruction therapy
* Psycho-Legal: Assessments for civil and criminal matters, Compilation of Reports, Providing expert evidence in Court and other Forums, and Case Management
* Mediation: Includes Divorce, Parenting Plans, Maintenance Agreements, Criminal Matters - Restorative Justice, Sectional Title Disputes, Labour Disputes, and School and other Educational Setting Disputes

Dr Bernhardt’s chosen therapy approach is Cognitive Behavioral also known as Social Cognitive.


* Bachelor of Arts at Rhodes University
* Honours Degree in Psychology at the University of South Africa
* Masters Degree by Coursework in Psychology at the University of Natal
* Doctoral Degree in Psychology at the Rand Afrikaans University

Member of the following Professional Boards:

* Health Professions Council of South Africa
* Psychological Society of South Africa
* Board of Healthcare Funders
* South African Association of Mediators (SAAM)



First floor East wing
Eagle Creek Building
The Gantry Shopping Centre
Cnr Witkoppen & The Straight

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