ABOUT ME:

Christine Slabbert is a registered Clinical Psychologist. She developed an interest in human behaviour at an early age and continues to feel passionate about working with, and better understanding, individuals’ cognitions, emotions and behaviors. Christine works with a variety of clients including adults, adolescents, children, couples and families.

She completed her studies in her home town of Port Elizabeth where she obtained a Masters in Psychology degree (cum laude), as well as a Masters in Clinical Psychology degree, at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). Her Masters Dissertation focused on the possible long-term effects that bullying at school may have on individuals’ self-esteem and attachment styles during young adulthood. Christine’s completed Masters Dissertation, for which she was awarded the 2010 Ford Premier Award for Best Masters Degree by Dissertation, was published by Lambert Academic Publishing in September 2010. In addition, she compiled a journal article on the impact that bullying at school has on an individual’s self-esteem during young adulthood, which was published by the International Journal of Education and Research (IJER) in August 2013.
Christine completed her internship at the University Psychology Clinic (UCLIN), where she provided psychotherapy and psychometric assessment services to a diverse range of clients. She gained further experience at the Life Hunters Craig Hospital where she facilitated the Substance Abuse Program. Upon completion of her internship, she underwent her Community Service at a number of placements in Uitenhage. She provided psychotherapy and psychometric assessments at the Orsmond TB Hospital, Rosedale Community Health Centre and Park Centre Community Health Centre.

Christine draws eclectically from a range of therapeutic modalities, in order to best suit the unique needs of each individual. Through psychotherapy, she facilitates self-awareness and personal growth in order to assist individuals to manage challenges in their personal, family, school and/or work environments more effectively. She utilizes play therapy, in order to assist children in the expression of their feelings, experiences and personal struggles. Christine also offers psychological and psychometric assessments which enable her clients to make informed decisions regarding their future life choices.

Christine’s private practice is situated in Lovemore Heights, Port Elizabeth.  She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) and is a member of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA).

Christine provides assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the following psychological concerns:

     •  Academic/learning difficulties
     •  Adjustment difficulties (such as
         separation and divorce, bereavement
         or loss)
     •  Anger management
     •  Anxiety disorders, panic attacks and
         phobias
     •  Behavioural problems
     •  Bullying
     •  Childhood and adolescent development
     •  Discipline and parental guidance
     •  Eating disorders (including obesity)
     •  Mood disorders (such as depression
        and bipolar mood disorder)
     •  Psychotic Disorders
     •  Relationship difficulties
     •  Self-esteem and identity development
     •  Stress management
     •  Suicidal ideation and self-harm
         behaviours
     •  Substance abuse
     •  Trauma
©Copyright 2018 Christine Slabbert
HPCSA Number:       PS 0119733
Practice Number:     0524980
©Copyright 2018 Christine Slabbert
HPCSA Number:       PS 0119733
Practice Number:     0524980