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Hello, I would like to extend a warm welcome to my website.
My name is Gina Sim and I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of  Healthcare Funders.

I primarily treat adolescents and adults with moderate to severe psychological issues, and who are in need of therapeutic support. I have a special interest in working with adolescents in the areas of depression, anxiety, behavioural problems, suicidality and self-harming behaviours.

My approach to therapy is warm and open, and can be either non-directive or structured - the details of each specific case will determine the most suitable approach.

I served my community service as a Clinical Psychologist working for the Department of Correctional Services. During this time, I served at the Maximum Security Centre at Westville Prison seeing juvenile (youth) and adult offenders. As part of my duties,  I provided supportive and rehabilitative therapy for the offenders.  

I lecture developmental psychology and psychopathology at the South African College of Applied Psychology, and also work with Boys Town, providing psychological services and group therapy to adolescents.

I completed my internship at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health working at King Edward Hospital and King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex, where I conducted psychotherapy, and clinical assessments, and worked within the district hospital and psychiatric hospital.

I have also had experience working at numerous NGOs including as a Lifeline counsellor, and have presented psycho-educational talks at various mental health awareness forums, including the KwaZulu-Natal branch of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG KZN).

My previous research interests included intimate partner violence and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).