We are registered genetic counsellors working in private practice in Cape Town.
Genetics is a word associated with family, and being a genetic counsellor means that we focus on the family, the implications that a genetic disease will have on a family and how to adapt and cope with the risks and challenges associated with genetic conditions.
Please get in touch to find out more about how we can help you and your family.
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MSc Genetic Counselling
Frieda Loubser received her masters degree in Genetic Counselling from the University of Cape Town in 2005, following her undergraduate studies and BSc Honours degree in Genetics from the University of Stellenbosch.
She was one of the first two students to graduate with an MSc Genetic Counselling degree from the University of Cape Town. Frieda was the first genetic counsellor to complete her internship training at the Division of Human Genetics, UCT.
Frieda’s genetic counselling approach brings patient education together with psychosocial support to help her patients understand the implications of a family history of a genetic condition and the options available to them. Frieda has a particular interest in inherited cancers, retinal degenerative disorders and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
She worked as a qualified genetic counsellor at Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for eight years while building up her part-time private practice. She has diverse post qualification experience and is registered as a genetic counsellor with the Health Professional Council of South Africa.
Frieda has been practicing in the private sector from Netcare Christiaan Barnard sessional rooms since 2007 and has worked as a part-time consultant for PathCare laboratory since 2015.
MSc Genetic Counselling
Clair Engelbrecht has a BSc Honours degree in Human Genetics from the University of Witwatersrand and received her Masters in Genetic Counselling from the University of Cape Town in 2017.
Her previous research has focused on sickle cell disease.
After completing her internship at Tygerberg Hospital, Clair still works at Tygerberg Hosital part-time and has moved into the private sector, where she consults part-time from various private hospitals in and around Cape Town.
She is passionate about genetics education and has given several talks on aspects of genetic counselling, ethics and genetic conditions.
Clair's clinical interests are hereditary cancer, immunology and haematology genetics.