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I’m Dr Melané van Zyl, a psychiatrist with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), a Master of Medicine (MMed Psych) and a Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists (FC Psych).

Outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services in the Vaal Triangle

I set up my first private practice in 2005 and now work from two hospitals in the Vaal Triangle – Medi Village in Vereeniging and Mediclinic Emfuleni in Vanderbijlpark.

As well as providing a range of psychiatric services for individuals or groups on an outpatient basis, I also work alongside multi-disciplinary teams to deliver two-week inpatient programmes.

Please see Contacts for hospital details and directions.

Other interests are in-depth psychotherapy/ psychoanalysis and body-mind modalities, such as mindfulness-based interventions, meditation, yoga, and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).

Psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and body-mind modalities

With psychiatry and mental health problems slowly being freed from stigmatisation, I expanded my clinical knowledge beyond psychiatric treatments to provide a range of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and body-mind modalities such as mindfulness-based interventions, meditation, yoga and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).

Ancient mental health wisdom for a modern age

Although the wisdom is ancient, the mental wellness movement is still young enough that we can learn from its greatest teachers. I feel privileged to have worked with mindfulness teachers who have been trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn. My EMDR teacher was taught by Francine Shapiro. And Peter King, who trained under Marsha Linehan, now teaches me dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). I now study Kundalini Yoga with Guru Singh and White Tiger Qigong with Master Tevia Feng.

Professional psychiatric bodies and regulations

I have huge respect for the clients and professionals I work with and adhere to the strict guidelines of governing bodies I operate under: the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP), the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA), the Jungian Association of South Africa, and my funding partners (Medical Aids).

Jungian coaching and personality typology

In 2021 I discovered the vast field of coaching. Although I am still learning, I can offer my patients and other interested clients coaching modalities such as Jungian Coaching and personality testing (the Enneagram and Myers Briggs Type Inventory).

Ancient mental health wisdom for a modern age

Although the wisdom is ancient, the mental wellness movement is still young enough that we can learn from its greatest teachers. I feel privileged to have worked with mindfulness teachers who have been trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn. My EMDR teacher was taught by Francine Shapiro. And Peter King, who trained under Marsha Linehan, now teaches me dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). I now study Kundalini Yoga with Guru Singh and White Tiger Qigong with Master Tevia Feng.

Professional psychiatric bodies and regulations

I have huge respect for the clients and professionals I work with and adhere to the strict guidelines of governing bodies I operate under: the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP), the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA), the Jungian Association of South Africa, and my funding partners (Medical Aids).

Jungian coaching and personality typology

In 2021 I discovered the vast field of coaching. Although I am still learning, I can offer my patients and other interested clients coaching modalities such as Jungian Coaching and personality testing (the Enneagram and Myers Briggs Type Inventory).