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Yvonne Vermaak completed her Bachelor of Psychology and Masters in Psychology at the University of Johannesburg. Thereafter, she underwent training in Hypnosis and Ego State Therapy at the South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis (SASCH). Additionally, she is trained under The Milton Erickson Institute of South Africa (MEISA) in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Ego State Therapy, as well as Somatic, Experiencing®. Yvonne is a certified Trauma/Tension Releasing Exercise (TRE) facilitator.
Yvonne started off her career as an Intern Psychologist at the University of Johannesburg. She then went on to be a Psychologist at St Andrew's School for Girls. In 2011, Yvonne opened up her own private practice. Yvonne now offers Counselling Psychology services at Rehab Matters Centre in Rivonia.
Yvonne helps adolescents and adults to overcome their emotional problems and cope with tough situations using a range of treatments, such as hypnotherapy, ego-state therapy and somatic experiencing. The focus of her therapy services is to enhance psychological well-being and allow individuals to better manage personal life challenges and optimise their quality of life. During sessions, she helps individuals with all kinds of difficulties, from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress and the emotional effects of health and neurological conditions.
Her Neuropsychological rehabilitation sessions focus on the ways in which changes in brain function may affect an individual's behaviour, thought processes, or emotions, including adjusting to the physical and cognitive changes brought about by a particular condition. To keep up to date with the ever-changing world of psychology, she has attended national and international conferences focusing on varying topics including positive psychology, psychotherapy, neuropsychology and hypnosis.