Leishka Laljith is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF). She completed her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Thereafter, Leishka gained experience in working in with children, adolescents and adults in the public health sector; having completed her internship and community service at the Child and Family Unit at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
Leishka offers both short and longer-term psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children (in the form of play therapy).
She believes that the goal of psychotherapy is to gain insight into oneself and to develop effective ways of coping with the various stressors that one may experience. It is helpful to keep in mind that each person begins psychotherapy for a number of reasons, however, for most, there exists a desire or wish to feel better about oneself, one’s relationships and one’s life as a whole. Included in this, Leishka aims to provide a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable space in which to develop a capacity to be self-reflective and more aware of one’s thoughts, feelings and actions. The main focus is to empower each individual to become their own therapist, using the therapeutic space to understand, accept, learn and grown.
“Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meaning we give situations” - A. Adler
Areas of Interest
• Depression and other mood disorders
• Pregnancy, motherhood / parenthood, pre and post-natal concerns
• Parenting related difficulties
• Child behavioural difficulties
• Separation Anxiety (in children and parents)
• Adjustment to life transitions and related stressors
• Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
• Bereavement and loss
• Trauma and PTSD
• Feelings of emptiness or poor self-worth/image
• Work related issues
• Personal growth
Cell: 064 556 5120