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Lydia-Anne Carstens is a registered Clinical Psychologist based in Durbanville, Cape Town. She uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy, which means that her therapeutic approach and techniques are tailored to the individual client and their presenting problem. Services provided include Individual Psychotherapy (Adults, Adolescents and Children). She has a special interest in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Both short-term and long-term psychotherapy, in English and Afrikaans, are offered. Read more.

Adult Therapy

Lydia-Anne provides individual psychotherapy for adults 18 years and older. The therapeutic process commences with an intake interview used to gather important background information relating to the presenting problem.

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Child Therapy

Lydia-Anne utilizes play therapy with children between the ages of 6 – 12. The therapeutic process commences with an intake interview with the child’s parent(s) or caregiver(s)  in order to obtain background information

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Adolescent Therapy

Lydia-Anne provides individual psychotherapy for adolescents between the ages of 13-17. The therapeutic process commences with an intake interview with the adolescent’s parent(s) or caregiver(s) in order

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Lydia Anne Carstens

HPCSA no: PS 0127663

Pr No: 0619388

Address Details

4 Somerset Crescent,


Monday 8:30 - 15:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:00
Thursday 8:30 - 15:00
Friday 8:00 - 14:00


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 072 857 1719

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