About Louise Malan – Clinical Psychologist

Louise Malan has been practising as a Clinical Psychologist for 24 years (since 1994).  She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. Her areas of specialisation are adult and adolescent psychotherapy, marital/relationship problems and early childhood developmental and emotional problems.  She works psychoanalytically.

After having worked in Cape Town and Cradock she practised in Port Elizabeth. From January 2018 she practises in Durbanville. She coordinated the Port Elizabeth Psychoanalytic Reading Group and wrote a blog for the PE Express. Louise is often asked to present public talks on various psychological matters.

She specializes in:

  • Adult and adolescent psychotherapy and works with all emotional, psychological, sexual and relationship problems;
  • Early childhood emotional development and parenting issues;
  • Mothering and mother-infant bonding;
  • Marital/Relationship therapy;
  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The type of problems that she works with includes:

  • Problematic relationships with eating (eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, obesity)
  • Dealing with significant events and changes (adjustment disorders)
  • Feelings of extreme loss and sadness (dealing with loss and bereavement)
  • Depression (including feelings of not being good enough) and bipolar disorders
  • Anxiety, separation anxiety, panic attacks (overwhelming fear and panic) and stress
  • Personality disorders (including borderline, dependent and narcissistic personalities)
  • Sexual concerns, gender identity and sexual perversions
  • Somatic disorders (physical problems with a strong emotional component)
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorders
  • Intense anger, fear of own destructiveness and self-harm
  • Difficulty in family and relationships
  • Marital therapy
  • Sexual abuse and childhood trauma
  • Dissociation and dissociative identity disorder
  • Attachment patterns and problems

louisepsych@icloud.com    073 390 3010