About Lorna Geer
Professional and academic - local and international
Dr Lorna Geer is a registered counselling psychologist in South Africa and has run a very successful private practice for more than twenty years. She holds various university degrees, including two doctorate degrees (PhD and DEd). She completed numerous post-secondary short courses presented in South Africa, the United States of America and Canada. In addition, she completed post graduate internship programmes with leading international experts, namely in Medical Hypnoanalysis and later also Impact Therapy, both in the United States.
Specialisation: Hypnotic techniques
She is well experienced in the standard array of conventional psychological techniques. In addition, she has a special and advanced interest in incorporating hypnotic techniques into the treatment of clients. She has had exceptionally high success rates in areas incorporating selective hypnotic techniques, which typically enable her to achieve meaningful and lasting change in substantially less sessions than would have been the case without hypnotic techniques.
Unique combination of natural science, educational and counselling psychology fields
The unique combination of natural sciences (masters degree in chemistry) and human sciences (two doctorate degrees) in her background helped shape her as a person with an excellent ability to analyse and interpret situations and devise unique solutions. She is able to identify the core of a problem, as well as the resources available within the client, and to develop ways of bringing the two together in solutions that are "gift-wrapped" to match individual circumstances, thus unlocking the client's ownership of the therapy.
Teaching, learning and teenage development
Her career development included ten years as maths and science teacher, several years as an educational psychologist followed by more than a decade as a counselling psychologist. In combination with her master's degree in chemistry, her two doctorate degrees - one in childrens' learning processes for science subjects, and another in the application of hypnotherapy techniques dealing with anxiety and depression in teenagers and adults - empowers her uniquely to understand and deal with matters concerning teenage development, as well as the teaching and learning of maths and science subjects.
She is an enthusiastic person - full of drive and determination! A source of energy, ideas, critical and analytical evaluation and constructive inputs, matched by a proven track record for hard work, dedication and loyalty. Being a warm, sincere person with a well-developed ability to listen, she found that people respond well to her, that she is able to instill trust and confidence and establish rapport with clients and colleagues.
About Lorna Geer psychologist - in a nutshell...
Lorna Geer is a registered counselling psychologist with two doctoral degrees in human sciences, a masters degree in chemistry, over twenty years experience as psychologist preceded by almost ten years as science and maths teacher. She has a special interest in teenage development, and further specialises in integrating hypnotic techniques where appropriate.
Dr Lorna Geer
Last updated on 10 May 2017