Feel it. The thing that you don’t want to feel. Feel it. And be free.
Nayyirah Waheed

Welcome to Malvina Bartmanski Clinical Psychology

I provide individual and couples psychotherapy for adults ages 23 and up.
I practice an in-depth psychotherapy process to address the root causes of difficulties.
I believe that within you is a wise authentic self that can activate your healing.

Philosophy

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
Akshay Dubey
I make use of an integrative/holistic approach to fit my client’s unique needs and circumstances. My psychotherapeutic method facilitates healing through a process of integration of distressing past life events and traumas. In my practice, you will find a safe space and effective tools that help you to address all of the facets of your experience that may be creating dis-ease. With many tools in my therapeutic toolbox, I mindfully explore the integrity of what is most beneficial and appropriate for each unique client.
I am trained in various modalities: EMDR, CBT, DBT, Hypnotherapy, Schema Therapy, Parts Therapy, SHIP®, relational psychodynamic and Jungian psychotherapy.

I have a preferred manner of working. This is a psychobiological approach to healing called Spontaneous Healing Intrasystemic Process (SHIP®). This process is effective for both psychological and physical dis-ease.  For more information please consult:

Individual Psychotherapy
Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.
Aberjhani
Individual psychotherapy involves one-on-one sessions once weekly or once every 2 weeks. I work with individuals 23 and older. This is not only for times of crisis but to assist individuals with personal growth and development. I work in manner to activate untapped potential.

What I treat

Although I have mentioned multiple diagnostic categories here, I prefer to understand individuals without diagnostic labels and rather as a consequence of the experiences that have shaped them. My preference is not to focus on pathology, but rather on healing and growth.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Headaches: Migraines (vascular); Tension (muscle contraction)
  • Self-image and assertiveness
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD)
  • Complex PTSD
  • Anxiety disorders and problems
  • Mood disorders (Bipolar / Depression)
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Sexual dysfunctions and problems
  • Sleeping problems and disorders
  • Personality problems and disorders
  • Panic disorders and panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Phobias
  • Impulse control problems
  • Identity problems and disorders
  • Impacts positively on intimate and marriage relationships
  • Psychobiological burnout
  • Rehabilitation and adjustment e.g. the consequences of accidents, operations, injuries, etc.
  • Life crises and adjustment e.g. divorce, death of loved one, family murder, terminal illness, loss of job, financial crisis, etc.
  • Aggression problems
  • Destructive behavioural patterns and habits
  • Stress problems
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Eating problems / weight problems / obesity
  • Trauma (Acute / Developmental)
  • Chronic pain e.g. lower back pain
  • Low energy levels
  • Bereavement
  • Personal growth
  • Healing of painful and hurtful experiences that happened in the past
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer

Cognitive
Assessment

Cognitive assessments encompass assessing an individual’s cognitive abilities, such as memory, problem solving, numerical ability and intellectual (IQ) functioning. The goal of this assessment is to determine an individual’s cognitive strengths and developmental areas.

Neuropsychological
Assessment

A neuropsychological assessment evaluates an individual’s cognitive functioning and is used to evaluate the consequences of brain injury or damage. A neuropsychological evaluation consists of a number of tests of different thinking processes. This may include tests of intelligence, attention, memory, reasoning and other thinking skills. An evaluation may require several hours to assess the various skills involved in processing information.

Typically, neuropsychological assessments are employed to assess and diagnose for the following possible disorders:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) (motor vehicle accidents, falls, sport-related concussions)
  • Degenerative brain disorders/Dementia (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease)
  • Other progressive disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, drug- and alcohol-related disorders)
  • Cerebrovascular accidents (strokes)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Capacity Evaluations: Can be completed to determine if an individual has the ability to make a variety of decisions or execute a variety of behaviors (e.g. capacity to live independently, financial capacity, etc.)

Personality
Assessment

Personality Assessment involves the administration scientifically supported measures of personality traits and styles in order to aid clinical diagnosis for more effective treatment decision-making. Personality tests provide measures of such characteristics as feelings and emotional states, preoccupations, motivations, attitudes, and approaches to interpersonal relations.

Retreats

Please consult:
www.xanaduhealing.co.za

Contact

The human heart yearns for contact – above all it yearns for genuine dialogue. Each of us secretly and desperately yearns to be ‘met’ – to be recognized in our uniqueness, our fullness and our vulnerability.
Hycner and Jacobs
As I am often in sessions and unable to answer my phone, my preference is to be contacted via whatsapp or email.

083-657-8074 (Cell)

Milner House

1 Milner Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001

Fees, Payment and Cancellation

Standard session length is around 51-60 minutes, but longer sessions are available if required.

Please consult me for payment policy and fees.

Generally speaking, I see clients once a week. For clients that have difficulty taking time off during work hours, evening appointments are available on certain days.

I thank you for allowing me to accompany you on your journey of healing.