I am an English speaking Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice in Pretoria and the Owner of Kim McKay Clinical Psychologist. I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and the Board of Healthcare Funders.
My Practice is based at Loftus Medical, in Loftus Park, Arcadia, Pretoria. At the centre, I provide a range of psychological services including medico-legal assessments, Mediation and Psychotherapy.
I have an interest in working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties and struggles. I provide therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. I also provide various psychological assessments to gain more information on an individual's behaviours, personality and capabilities. I work with a range of difficulties including mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, as well as relationship difficulties in families and couples. I also assist individuals to gain a deeper understanding of their lives thus facilitating personal growth.
Therapy can be very daunting and is a process with its ups and downs. It is not a linear process but is grounded in the relationship. The therapy I provide takes place within an Interactional Framework which is underpinned by General Systems theory. This means that each client is viewed holistically and their relationships and environment are taken into consideration. The client is addressed not only on an individual level but also as people in relationships, dealing with interactions with others, their interactional patterns and dynamics.
Masters in Clinical Psychology (University of South Africa)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology (University of South Africa
Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology and Criminology (University of South Africa)
I completed my internship at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital, where I was exposed to a psychiatric context working with the male and female population, as well as a forensic context. I also worked in the dual diagnosis unit treating mental illness and a comorbid substance use disorder.
I completed my community service at the Department of Correctional Services, where I was responsible for providing psychological (individual and group therapy) services to the male and female offender population. I was also responsible for conducting risk assessments for offenders eligible for parole for the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB), National Council of Correctional Services (NCCS) and the Honourable Minister of Correctional Services.
Brainworking Recursive Therapy - BWRT
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - DBT
Family and Divorce Mediation
Services & Fees
This is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client.
Individual therapy is useful in addressing:
Individual sessions are charged at medical aid rates. Sessions are R960 per session (51-60min) for cash paying clients.
Couples therapy is useful in addressing difficulties and communication issues that arise between the couple such as interpersonal difficulties, and various stressful life events.
Family therapy is used to address problems that affect the psychological health of a family. It can be utilised to assist families through stressful life events such as divorce, financial stressors, death, substance abuse and chronic illness.
Couple and Family sessions are charged at medical aid rates. Sessions are R1260 per session (90min) for cash paying clients.
Assessments are used to provide more information about a person's behaviour, personality and capabilities.
Various types of assessments are available such as emotional assessments, cognitive assessments (Neuropsychological) and personality assessments.
Psycho-legal and Medico-legal assessments (Road Accident Fund, personal injury claims and medical negligence claims) are also available at the request of a legal representative.
Itemised billing provided to clients.
Please contact me to request a quote.
Mediation is a process where two or more parties appoint a neutral third party (mediator) to help them in a non-binding dialogue to resolve a dispute and/or to conclude in terms of an agreement. Mediation is mostly a private and voluntary mechanism used by parties to avoid the costly alternative that is litigation. Any settlement terms reached during a mediation can be recorded and signed as an enforceable contract.
The following services are available in terms of mediation:
Family and Divorce Mediation - including child participation
Parenting Plans (including residency and contact plans)