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Raj Persaud in conversation - the podcasts

May 17, 2022


Trained as a clinical psychologist in the 1970’s, we were introduced to a bit of everything, sex therapy, behavioural therapy, couples therapy, working with phobias, depression, addictions and schizophrenia. The pallet of learning was extensive.

As a combined result of my experience I specialise in:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Work-related stress
  • Worry
  • Social anxiety
  • PTSD

I mostly work with adults and young adults. In today’s ‘urban jungle’, anxiety, in my opinion, prevails as the epidemic. The anxiety of the ‘Facebook’ world and brand advertising and social images of perfection, do take their toll in the youth as illustrated by youth suicide.

For adults, the same – work stress, lifestyle balance impact on relationships, anxiety accumulates and collapses the system into depression.

My approach is integrated, in that I will use whatever I see as offering the biggest contribution to the well-being of the individual. This often means borrowing from different schools of thought. I integrate a great deal of the cognitive behavioural approach into my work.

I also work alongside doctors and psychiatrists and am very literate in the appropriate uses of medication.

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