Clinical Psychologist in Pretoria East
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 am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an independent clinical psychologist.
I enjoy working with individuals, teenagers, couples and families in order to assist them in dealing with whichever challenge they are currently facing.
I have experience with clients from various age, gender, religious and cultural backgrounds. I also have experience in a variety of concerns including difficulties with life management, medical conditions, and psychiatric difficulties.
The human brain and the manner in which it regulates our behaviour intrigues me. In this regard, I provide psychotherapy to assist a person and his/her family in adjusting to the impact of a brain injury or illness as well as assessments of the extent and intricacy of the injury.
I work from an Integrative Interactional Approach (Applied Systems Theory) that draws from various therapeutic approaches and techniques. 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.
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.
1 Military Hospital
I have been employed at 1 Military Hospital for the past 5 years. Here I am responsible for the neuro-rehabilitation ward providing psychotherapy to clients with neurological conditions as well as their families. I also provide neuropsychological assessment for treatment and medical board purposes.
I am also actively involved in the supervision and training of aspiring clinical psychologists.
Christi Gadd Psychology
After hours I am available for private consultations at the Satori Centre for Interactional Wellness in Garsfontein, Pretoria East. My practice is conveniently situated close to Faerie Glen, Olympus, Moreleta Park and Menlyn.
Education & Training
MSc Clinical Psychology
University of Limpopo – Medunsa Campus
BSocSci (Hons) Psychology
University of Pretoria
BSc Human Physiology, Genetics & Psychology
University of Pretoria.
South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association
Satori Centre for Psychotherapy Training
South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association – Associate Member
South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association
South African Medicolegal Association
Mthembu, S.N., & Gadd, C. (2016, 26 September). Guillain-Barré Syndrome: The Therapeutic Relationship. Presented at the South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association Meeting: Johannesburg, South Africa.
Gadd, C., & Phipps, W.D. (2014, 27 May). A preliminary standardisation of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test for Setswana-speaking university students. Presented at the South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association Meeting: Johannesburg, South Africa.
Gadd, C., & Phipps, W.D. (2012, July). The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test in the South African Setswana-speaking university population – Serving humanity? Paper presented at the 30th Annual International Conference of Psychology: Cape Town, South Africa.
Satori Centre for Interactional Wellness
The Satori Centre for Interactional Wellness is an upmarket, integrative wellness centre emphasising 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 thus to facilitate personal growth and healing through 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 cognisance of how they function as part of a larger system where the nature and quality of their interpersonal relationships forms an integral part of their difficulties.
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.