Hi, my name is Mayaven Naidoo. I am a Specialist Psychiatrist.

I follow a BIO-PSYCHO-SOCIAL approach. I believe in empowering the individual to accept responsibility and to take control of their lives. I focus on teaching the cycle of change and getting patients to understand this. I do not enable patients into believing that medication is the main aspect of their treatment plan.

My therapy follows a Cognitive-Behavioral Model with some facets of Brief Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

After my community service I worked and lived in the United Kingdom for 2 years. It was here that my interest in psychiatry began. I worked mainly in General Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. I worked in various settings which included Psychiatric Intensive Care Units, Respite Units and a Memory Clinic.

I returned to South Africa in order to pursue further training in psychiatry. My interests are Bipolar Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and Medicine and the Law. I have also completed a certificate course in Medicine and the Law from UNISA in 2004 and I intend on studying towards a law degree.

My Practice

My Practice

My consulting rooms are based at Crescent Clinic, Boskruin, Johannesburg.

My Services

I do Medico-legal and Clinical assessments from Monday to Friday. I assess General Adult, Old Age, Adolescent and Dual-Diagnosis patients. I am a Designated Service Provider for all Medical Aids.
Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is the condition of suffering from a mental illness and a comorbid substance abuse problem.

Group Therapy

Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy or group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group.

Stress Management

Stress Management

Stress management refers to the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person's levels of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning.

Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger management commonly refers to a system of psychological therapeutic techniques and exercises by which someone with excessive or uncontrollable anger and aggression can control or reduce the triggers, degrees, and effects of an angered emotional state.



Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. In other words, wellness is a view of health that emphasizes the state of the entire being and its ongoing development.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention is emergency psychological care aimed at assisting individuals in a crisis situation to restore equilibrium to their biopsychosocial functioning and to minimise the potential for psychological trauma.

My Education

College of Medicine of South Africa

College of Medicine of South Africa

FCPsych(SA), Psychiatrist
2005 to 2008

Medical Building

University of the Witwatersrand

2004 to 2008

University of South Africa

University of
South Africa

Certificate in Medicine and the Law
(UNISA 2004)

University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of

MBChB, Medicine
1994 to 1999

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Office Numbers
Tel: 011 792 9400 ext 228 | Fax: 086 232 6567 | Email: Click here to send me an Email

For Emergencies - Contact Crescent Clinic 011 792 9400
( They will contact myself or the On-Call Psychiatrist )
or report to the nearest Casualty.

Office Hours
Mon 8am-5pm | Tues 8am-5pm | Wed 8am-1pm | Thurs 8am-5pm | Fri 8am-5pm