About Doctor Pierre Cronje | Oor Dokter Pierre Cronje
I am Pierre Cronje, a registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist at the HPCSA, and have been in practice since 1995. My private practice is at 749 Jacqueline Drive, Garsfontein. I also have rooms at Denmar Psychiatric Clinic, where I see in-patients.
I am a Diplomate member at the South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and in my training, I have acquainted myself with the different schools in Clinical Hypnosis. I am an executive member of the Clinical Psychology Forum.
Throughout my professional career, I have regularly attended workshops and lectures to equip myself with a wide variety of mainstream psychotherapeutic techniques to enable me to offer a tailor-made approach for each individual, based on the principles of value-based care.
In therapy I cover the whole spectrum of psychological and psychiatric disorders, such as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Phobias (including social phobias), trauma and substance-related problems.
I also deal with adjustment problems and stress due to Covid, the work environment and losses through death and divorce. Problems relating to self-image and inadequate performance are also covered.
Attended Courses include: (Click Course to view details)
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
Transactional analysis is a psychoanalytic theory and method of therapy wherein social transactions are analyzed to determine the ego state of the communicator as a basis for understanding behavior. In transactional analysis, the communicator is taught to alter the ego state as a way to solve emotional problems.
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), previously called rational therapy and rational emotive therapy, is an active-directive, philosophically and empirically based psychotherapy, the aim of which is to resolve emotional and behavioral problems and disturbances and to help people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat borderline personality disorder. There is evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse.
Positive psychology is the study of “positive subjective experience, positive individual traits, and positive institutions … it promises to improve quality of life.” Positive psychology focuses on both individual and societal well-being.
Impact Therapy is an approach to counseling that shows respect for the way clients learn, change, and develop. The emphasis is on making counseling clear, concrete and thought-provoking, rather than vague, abstract, and emotional.
Hypnotherapy is a type of alternative medicine in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions and guided imagery are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues.
Debriefing is a specific technique designed to assist others in dealing with the physical or psychological symptoms that are generally associated with trauma exposure. Debriefing allows those involved with the incident to process the event and reflect on its impact.
Qualifications | Kwalifikasies
Practice Number: 8630569 & HPCSA number: PS0020516
* 1981 Bachelor of Arts (BA) (University of Stellenbosch)
*1982 Honors Bachelor of Arts Counselling Psychology (University of Stellenbosch)
*1983 Higher Diploma in Education (Postgraduate) (University of Stellenbosch)
*1986 Master of Arts (MA) (University of Stellenbosch)
*1995 Diploma in Specialized Education (Remedial Education) (UNISA)
*1998 Awarded Diplomate status in Clinical Hypnosis (SA Society of Clinical Hypnosis)
*2000 Advanced Diploma in Forensic Psychology (University of Pretoria)
*2003 Post Masters Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Johannesburg)
*2006 Qualified as a Professional Handwriting Analyst (graphologist) at Grafex School of Graphology
*2009 Diploma in Education (D Ed) (UNISA)
Books & Publications | Boekbydraes en Publikasies
I have contributed to a variety of self-help publications by LAPA publishers, such as “Moeilike Mense”, “Die Groot Huweliksboek”, “Die Bybel en my gemoed” and in two parts on “Trauma”.
In addition to my contributions, I have also contributed towards two academic publications, called “An Introduction to Forensic Psychology” and “First African Congress in Clinical Hypnosis”
“Die Bybel en my gemoed” can be called a first in South Africa, and probably also in the world, without fear of adversity. The concept was developed in South Africa and is completely unique: a remarkable synergy between theology and scriptural behavioral knowledge and principles. Some of the best theologians and the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable behavioral scientists in the country have been involved in this breakthrough work. The questions they answer in this title about the believer as a man of understanding, a man of feeling and a unique person with a will and an inside of his own could in no way be handled by less knowledgeable and less daring theologians and psychologists.
Appreciation | Waardering
All my gratitude goes to the Lord who has equipped and guided me through the process – He miraculously orchestrated people, circumstances and events to make this puzzle a reality.
Thank you to my wife, Flossie, for her continuous support and encouragement and for sharing my passion in Graphology. Many an hour was spent in assisting me with scans, lay-outs, diagrams and adding the final touches; thanks for your love – together we make a great team!
Thanks to Etienne, my son, who patiently and willingly allowed me the time to complete this thesis and sacrificed our times together.
To my family and friends who have journeyed with me to make this possible: my sincere gratitude and appreciation.