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Christi Gadd

Clinical Psychologist Garsfontein Faerie Glen Pretoria East
Christi Gadd Clinical Psychologist

I am a Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist with a passion for human relationships. I am intrigued by the human condition with all it’s joys, sorrows, trials, and tribulations.

I practice from the Satori Health Centre in Garsfontein, Pretoria-East and I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an independent Clinical Psychologist.

Loving my work life and feeling fulfilled in what I do daily is a crucial component for me to feel happy and centered in my life. One aspect of my work that leaves me feeling deeply fulfilled is the opportunity to use both my head and my heart in unison when I work. On the one hand, building an empathic relationship, providing understanding and experiencing the privilege of joining people in their most painful, darkest and scariest places but also sharing in their joys and achievements. On the other hand, analysing their challenges in a logical and systematic manner, linking my scientific understanding of human interaction with the difficulties experienced to construct a holistic understanding.

I have found that using an Integrative Interactional Approach based on Person Centred Principles and an Ecosystemic understanding offers me a frame through which I can balance both levels of understanding whilst collaborating with clients to resolve their challenges. Interactional psychotherapy assists persons in facilitating effective, sustainable, and satisfying relationships. This allows me to select an appropriate technique based on the individual needs of each client in order to assist them in exploring how they relate with their environment.

Another component crucial to my fulfillment is variety. As such my practice comprises of various components:

My services are available in English and Afrikaans.

I am a lighthouse, rather than a lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead help others to find their own way to shore.

SATORI HEALTH CENTRE

The Satori Health Centre is an upmarket, integrative wellness centre in Garsfontein, Pretoria East. We emphasise the relationship between the quality of our interpersonal relationships and our emotional well-being.

“Satori” is a Japanese term for “a moment of enlightenment” and “seeing into one’s true nature. Our collective aim is to facilitate personal growth and healing by allowing you to find your own moment of enlightenment.

The practice strongly stands on the pillars of warmth, empathy, genuineness and unconditional acceptance. Each individual is assisted with awareness of how they function as part of a larger system.

We believe that “the quality of our relationships determines the quality if our live.” – Esther Perel

The vision of this practice is to provide the community with a holistic integrative service.

We are situated at 633 Windsor Road, Garsfontein,Pretoria – walking distance from Garsfontein High School and a few minutes’ drive from Faerie Glen, Menlyn,Olympus, and Moreleta Park.

For more information please consult www.satorihealthcentre.com

I relate, therefore I am. Thus, how I impact on you and how you impact on me determine the nature and quality of our being.

Prof. Charl Vorster

EQUILIBRIUM FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

I am a co-owner and director of Equilibrium Forensic Psychology, a medico-legal evaluation, and assessment company where each report is considered individually and allocated to a psychologist with specific areas of interest and skills relevant to the legal question posed.

For more information please consult http://equilibriumpsych.co.za 

WORK HISTORY

Where I am today, is the culmination of various meaningful moments, learnings and experiences in different contexts. I consider the following experiences as contributing significantly to the development of my understanding of the human condition and its intricacies:

2018 - Present

Director
Equilibrium Forensic Psychology

2014 - Present

Clinical Psychologist
Christi Gadd Clinical Psychology

2014 - Present

Practice Manager
Satori Health Centre

2018

Guest Lecturer:
Intellectual Assessments
MA Clinical Psychology
University of Pretoria

2018

Guest Lecturer:
Neuropsychology
MA Clinical & Counselling Psychology
University of Johannesburg

2018

Guest Lecturer:
Neuropsychology
MA Clinical & Counselling Psychology
University of Pretoria

2013 - 2017

Training & Supervising Clinical Psychologist
1 Military Hospital

2016 - 2017

Associate Clinical Psychologist
Bloye Neuropsychology

2016 - 2017

Research Supervisor
UNISA

2014

Guest Lecturer:
Psychodiagnostics
MA Clinical Psychology
University of Pretoria

2012

Community Service Clinical Psychologist
1 Military Hospital

2011

Research Officer
HeXor

2010

Intern Clinical Psychologist
Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital

2008

Research Assistant
Aurum Institute for Health Research

2008

Volunteer
Tsoga Reconnect Foster Care

For more detail on these experiences, please consult my LinkedIn profile.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

I draw from the education and training obtained during the following courses on a daily basis:

2018

Foundations of Medicolegal Practice
South African Medicolegal Association (SAMLA)
UCT Law@Work

2019 - 2020

Practical Training in Medicolegal Practice
South African Medicolegal Association (SAMLA)
UCT Law@Work

Current

Peer Credentialing
South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association (SACNA)

2011

MSc Clinical Psychology
University of Limpopo – Medunsa Campus

2008

BSocSci (Hons) Psychology
University of Pretoria

2007

BSc Human Physiology, Genetics & Psychology
University of Pretoria.

ASSOCIATIONS

I maintain my professional development by engaging in the following society’s:

ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS

I have a deep love for the academia and have published the following academically:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

I have also completed the following workshops and courses in developing my professional competence:

SECULAR PUBLICATIONS

Psychoeducation and creating awareness for causes close to my heart is also one of my priorities, as such I’ve contributed to the following secular publications: