ABOUT

LAURA BESTER

I am a clinical psychologist working in private practice in Wynberg, Cape Town. I assist adolescents and adults who experience a range of psychological difficulties. 

My special areas of interest include anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, bereavement, self-limiting or self-defeating behaviour patterns, identity, self-esteem, relationship conflict / interpersonal difficulties, and major life stressors and changes.

 

Work Experience

I worked previously as a primary school teacher and as a journalist and producer in the broadcast industry. I bring my diverse life and work experience to my work as a psychologist.

 

Aside from private practice, my work experience includes: working with students at the University of Cape Town; assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents and parents at the Tygerberg Child & Family Unit; assisting adults at the Stikland therapeutic ward and outpatient unit; rehabilitation of inmates at the department of correctional services;  providing psychotherapy to people of all age groups at the Elsies River Community Health Centre.

Continuous Professional Development

To ensure my ongoing professional growth and development I belong to the following professional bodies:

  • South African Psychoanalytic Confederation (SAPC)

  • South African Psychoanalytical Initiative (SAPI)

  • Cape Town Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Group (CTCAPG)

  • Western Cape Association of Infant Mental Health (WCAIMH)

 

I also attend the Institute for Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy (IPCP) events and training programmes.

PSYCHOLOGIST

Wynberg, Cape Town

3 Tiverton Road, Wynberg, Cape Town

084 750 5775