Phil van der Klift

BA (Hons); M Psych (Clinical); MAPS, FCCLP

Phil is a specialist Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working with adults facing a broad range of life situations and circumstances that pose significant personal or interpersonal challenges – including mental health disorders.  Phil’s genuinely non-judgmental, compassionate and down-to-earth ‘psychoeducational’ approach is aimed at assisting clients to better understand the psychological dynamics and principles that are relevant to their specific circumstances. Upon this foundation, intervention options are then collaboratively explored and developed in order to assist each client to progressively moving towards beneficial change. These approaches reflect evidence-based principles drawn from Functional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – all of which are tailored to the particular needs and ‘style’ of each client.

Phil also undertakes ongoing exploration of the interface between authentic Biblical Christianity and mental/emotional health functioning and is therefore able to assist clients whose Christian faith is foundational to their life and living.  Phil also has training and experience in incorporating a holistic, life-style perspective and is therefore supportive of clients who may be undergoing treatment by medical practitioners from within the emerging fields of Integrative or Lifestyle Medicine.

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