About me

My name is Yoav Van der Heyden and I’m a Clinical Psychologist practicing in the Observatory, Cape Town.

I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Cape Town and then at the University of Stellenbosch and have been practicing since 2006.

I use an approach known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for much of my work, although I have trained in various psychological approaches and incorporate these when needed. I am particularly excited by ACT as a contextual behavioral approach that incorporates mindfulness among other interesting concepts. I believe that we are always impacted by our socio-economic and political environment and so I acknowledge and reflect on these influences.

This clip will give you a short introduction to me and my work