Gerda McLachlan

Clinical Psychologist
MA Clin Psych (NWU)

HPCSA nr. PS0098175
Practice nr. 086-001-0291064

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Gerda McLachlan holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology obtained from North West University(Potchefstroom Campus) in 2005. She completed her Internship at Witrand Hospital in Potchefstroom as well as the Institute for Psychotherapy and Counselling at the North West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in 2006. 
Additionally, she completed her compulsory Government Community Service at Mental Health of the Sedibeng District in 2007. Here she delivered psychological services to the community that included Psychotherapy as well as Psychometric Assessment Services. At the start of 2008, she was appointed as Clinical Psychologist at Kopanong Hospital, Vereeniging, where she provided services to both in-hospital and out-hospital patients.
In May 2009 Gerda started a Private Practice in the Vaal Triangle. She is also a part-time Lecturer at the North West University (Vaal Campus) since 2011.


Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology


Internship at Witrand Hospital & Institute for Psychotherapy and Counselling


Government Community Service at Mental Health of the Sedibeng District


Clinical psychologist at Kopanong Hospital, Vereeniging


Private Practice


Lecturer at the North West University

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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