THERAPY FOR ADULTS

I provide short and longer term individual therapy. The first two to four sessions provide an opportunity for you to express your current concerns and for me to get a better understanding of what you are experiencing. Thereafter, we can discuss a therapeutic plan moving forward.

I focus on difficulties related to depression, anxiety, bereavement, managing life transitions such as adjusting to student life or managing relationship changes, coping with physical health problems and adjusting to life affecting medical diagnoses. I also work with people seeking input to facilitate personal development.

THERAPY FOR CHILDREN & PARENTS

I offer therapeutic input that is developmentally appropriate and suited to the specific challenges that you and your child may be facing. I work with children between the ages of 5 to 10 years old. The initial clinical assessment typically takes place between 2 – 4 sessions. We will then discuss a therapeutic plan for you and your child. Parents play an active role in supporting their child through the process.

I work with children who may be experiencing the following challenges: anxiety, separation difficulties, bereavement, behavioral challenges, and adjusting to changes such as coping with the birth of sibling, parents’ divorce or going to a new school.

QUALIFICATION

Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and Community Counselling ​(University of Stellenbosch)

REGISTRATIONS

Health Professions Council of South Africa
Board of Healthcare Funders
Psychological Society of South Africa
HPCSA REG: PS0123587
BHF PRACTICE NUMBER: 0860010594784

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

Kirsten Barnardt has provided​ Individual Therapy, Family Therapy and Group Therapy for both children and adults in the Department of Health at the following Hospitals and Clinics:

HOSPITALS

Tygerberg Hospital
– Child and Family Unit
– Medical Psychology Unit

Stikland Hospital
– Outpatients Department
– Therapeutic Inpatient Ward
– Inpatient Ward for Alcohol Abuse/​
Dependence

Prof Z.K.Matthews Hospital

CLINICS
Bellville Clinic
Longlands Clinic
Delportshoop CliniC

SPECIALISED CENTRE FOR CHILDREN
Kirsten provided Applied Behavioural Analysis interventions for young children aged between 2 and 9 years who have difficulty with social interactions, communication and behaviour.

CURRENT FOCUS

BARNARDT & FLEMING PRIVATE PRACTICE
CHILDREN
 Individual  therapy and family input
Group Therapy for children aged 5 to 9
Co-Developer of Cool Chameleons Emotional Regulation Programme for Children
Co-Developer of Team Time Social Skills Group for Children
ADOLESCENTS
Individual therapy and family input.​
ADULTS
Short & Longer term Individual Therapy
CORPORATE
Emotional Intelligence & Mindfullness Workshops
Individual Mentoring

DIRECTOR OF COHERENCE FOUNDATION NPC.

Collaborating with NGOs, schools and hospitals in the Western Cape by provding therapeutic groups and psycho-education workshops for children, their caregivers and the professionals working with them.
​Providing Psycho-Education Workshops & Therapeutic groups
www.coherencefoundation.com

COURSES

Advanced Course in Play Therapy (Centre for Play Therapy and Training)

PUBLISHED PAPERS

Kirsten has had her research papers published in two peer reviewed academic journals including:
Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour

Contact Kirsten