Dr Johannes Van Der Merwe: Psychology
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Dr Johannes Van Der Merwe

Psychology

 

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About me

Jannie has been active in the private and public sectors as a Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years; specialising in treating patients suffering from chronic pain syndrome. He was the clinical lead of The INPUT Pain Management Unit, St Thomas' Hospital in London and The RealHealth Institute, London, and is now working fulltime in the private sector. He sees patients at The King Edward VII's Hospital in London. He also runs clinics at the Medical Centre, Goldman Sachs.

The main focus of Jannie's work is to apply evidence based practice (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Neuroscience) in the treatment of health difficulties and its impact upon the person's emotional wellbeing.

He completed a doctor's degree focusing on black urbanisation and social factors in the South African context and he also acted as facilitator in the reintegration of various armed formations into a unified SA Defence Force in the new democratic South Africa. He has published research articles, chapters and studies over the years, and continues to be engaged in such activities.

He has done work for The International Medical Corps (NGO) teaching doctors and other health professionals about chronic pain in Libya. He is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), The British Pain Society and The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Areas of interest

Chronic pain; Adjustment to chronic medical conditions; Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Mindfulness-Based CBT.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Pain management

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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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