About Us

Vaal Psychologists

Think. Feel. Be better
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Gerda McLachlan and Jacques Vermeulen are clinical psychologists, who are in private practice, situated in the Vaal Triangle.  We have offices in Vereeniging (Midvaal Private Hospital) as well as in Vanderbijlpark (Palms Shopping Centre)

Services include individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults.  Furthermore, couples therapy and family therapy are offered as well as clinical and neuropsychological assessments for adults and children. 

Helping you think  feel be better.

Medical Aid and Practice

Both Gerda and Jacques are registered with the BHF (Board of Healthcare Funders) of South Africa. That permits them to claim the cost of the session(s) from your medical aid on your behalf, provided that funds are available. The rates of therapy charged are in accordance with medical aid tariffs (100% of scheme rate). Each medical aid determines their own rates.

Should a client not have a medical aid or choose not to make use of their medical aid, a fee of R900.00 per hour will be charged. Credit card facilities are available at the practice.

Individual Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a general term referring to the therapeutic interaction or treatment contracted between a trained therapist and a client. The “client” may be an individual (child, teenager or adult), a couple or a family.
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Family Therapy

Family therapy can be described as a therapeutic intervention that focuses on altering the interactions between and among family members.
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Couples Therapy

The goal of couples therapy, similar to that of family therapy, is to treat problems from the perspective of bringing together all involved parties.
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Play Therapy

Play therapy is a process whereby the trained therapist allows the child to explore, at his or her own pace and with his or her own agenda, those issues past or current, that is affecting the child’s life in the present.
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