Mental Health Services

Psychiatric Treatment

  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • OCD
  • Fears & phobias
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer's dementia
  • Sleep problems
  • Sexual problems
  • Addictions (smoking, cannabis, alcohol etc)

Pathfinder Clinic provides comprehensive treatment for psychiatric and psychological problems of all age groups. We specialise in management of behavioural and emotional problems that occur in children and adolescents.

Dr Neville Misquitta leads our team of psychiatrist, psychologists, and counsellors to provide optimal treatment for an early return to a normal and meaningful life. Our ethical values guide all our interactions.Mental health services at Pathfinder Clinic are appointment based to guarantee adequate session-time for an effective consultation. Privacy and confidentiality are maintained for every visit.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Behaviour problems
  • Dyslexia (reading, maths, & spelling difficulties)
  • Autism
  • Anxiety &  phobias
  • Bedwetting
  • Internet addiction
  • Alcohol & marijuana addiction

Children are especially vulnerable to mental health problems. These manifest as behaviour and emotional problems in school and at home. Many chronic and severe psychiatric illnesses have their onset in childhood. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve outcomes for academic performance, and social interactions.

Our team of child psychiatrist, child psychologist, and clinical psychologists provide diagnosis supported by evidence based psychometric tests. Comprehensive treatment includes behaviour therapy and medication when necessary.

Counselling

Counselling services include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (ITP) and anger management. Counselling is conducted for All services are provided by qualified therapists.

Counselling is an essential aspect of mental health interventions. Counselling is provided for all clients whether or not they are prescribed medication. Our clients are from all age groups including pre-schoolers, school-going children, adolescents, young adults, married couples, and the elderly.

Psychological Testing
  • Personality testing
  • Rorschach
  • IQ assessment
  • Neuro-psychological testing
  • Memory assessment
  • Aptitude testing 

Psychological testing provides an objective assessment of mental health. Psychological testing is essential for confident diagnosis and management of academic problems in children.Testing is required to establish a baseline from which to measure the effectiveness of treatment interventions.

Pathfinder Clinic conducts personality assessments for self-understanding and to assist with counselling. All tests are interpreted by qualified psychologists

Study Skills Training
  • Study skills training
  • Examination stress
  • Exam phobia

School related problems are a large source of stress to the child and family. This results in academic deterioration or poor scholastic performance in the child. Our psychologists can help with the following modalities

  1. Assessment of poor academic performance to exclude dyslexia and other learning disorders. This includes IQ assessment and assessment of learning disorders using standard test instruments
  2. Study skills training, memory training, and exam skills training
  3. Management of examination stress and school phobia
Career Guidance
  • Aptitude
  • Motivation
  • Intelligence
  • Personality

Comprehensive Career Assessment

  • Aptitude testing and career counselling for children from Class 9 onwards into mid-career change
  • Comprehensive career guidance analyses career factors in greater depth.

    • The individual may have or lack certain abilities, but what are they really interested in? What would motivate them to continue in the field despite challenges?
    • Will they function well in a team or will they be better off working independently? Personality determines this to a great extent.
    • How will they perform and progress in their chosen career? Much depends on intelligence and learning.

    Comprehensive aptitude assessment answers all these questions.