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PS 0151580

PR 098 9363

MY STORY

I am an Educational Psychologist, registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA). In 2020, I completed my Masters degree in Social Sciences (Educational Psychology) at the University of KwaZulu Natal. I not only work as an onsite Educational Psychologist at a High School situated in Randburg, but also have a private practice in the afternoons in Bryanston, Sandton.

After obtaining my Honours in Educational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg in 2016, I worked at various schools as a Registered Counselor while also volunteering at a number of organizations. These include Childline and TLC Orphanage. 

Prior to this, I had obtained my Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Anthropology, as well as my Post Graduate Diploma (PGCE) in High School Education at the University of Witwatersrand.

 

As an Educational Psychologist, I hope to empower my clients with the tools and skills they need to cope with personal life struggles, expectations and challenges. I aim to provide a safe space for my clients to express their feelings, thoughts and emotions, while being heard, supported and guided. I believe that it is important to consider an individual’s journey from the point in which they first started and that nothing is impossible and with the correct intervention, greatness and healing can be achieved.

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My Story

Psychotherapy

Counselling provides a safe space to explore one’s emotions, feelings, behaviour and thoughts that might be causing difficulty in life. It is a time that is set aside to explore these feelings and engage on a deeper level of one’s personal insight and awareness and provide coping strategies and techniques to improve these areas of difficulties.

Counselling often brings about improved functioning and personal growth in the long term. In the short term, since it is an emotional experience, it may be unsettling. However, it is necessary to achieve your goals. Counselling involves many different emotions and can often lead to a significant reduction in feelings of distress, increased satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, greater personal awareness and insight, increased skills for managing stress and resolutions to specific problems. 

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COUNSELLING SERVICES 

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Psychotherapy
Services offered

PSYCHOTHERAPY AREAS OF INTEREST

Psychotherapy areas of interest

GRIEF THERAPY

Grief is an unique journey for every individual. It is important to acknowledge and express how you feel.

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Learn coping skills and techniques that you can utilize yourself as well as express how you feel.

EMOTIONAL REGULATION

We all experience emotions. It is important to learn how to express them effectively and to not dissociate from them.

STRESS MANAGMENT 

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tensions and can come about from any event or thought. It is often your body’s reaction to a stressful situation or event. Often feelings of anger, frustration and nerves are associated with stress. Stress is not always negative, but it is important to learn how to manage, acknowledge and tolerate it.

LIFE ADJUSTMENTS

Change can be difficult and hard to adjust to. It is important to learn the skills needed to allow yourself to cope through various life changes and adjustments.

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PLAY THERAPY

Play therapy is an interactive and creative form of psychotherapy, used primarily for children. The child and psychologist work within a therapeutic space using a variety of aspects such as drawing, lego, creative art therapy, and the use of books and toys amongst many others. A child may not be able to express or process their own emotions and feelings vocally, therefore, play is used as a communication tool. Play assists the psychologist in understanding the child’s world, what they are experiencing and help them deal with their emotions.

Play therapy is an effective tool in helping children and families navigate through:

  • Anger and aggression

  • Social and emotional difficulties

  • Adjustment difficulties and management

  • Separation anxiety

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Anxiety, stress and worry

  • Self esteem and identity development

  • Developmental delays

  • Learning difficulties, barriers and disabilities

Play Therapy
BWRT

Have you heard about BWRT? 

BrainWorking® Recursive Therapy is an innovative new concept of psychotherapy, completely unlike anything that has gone before it. It presents an entirely new view of the subconscious mind – one that is extremely ‘user friendly’ and easy for the client to understand – as well as an elegant way of providing psychotherapy that gets easily beneath the Conscious Critical Faculty (Taken from https://bwrtsa.co.za).

BWRT has helped many clients rewire their thinking patterns and works on replacing a very intense and negative feeling with a more positive and less intense outcome. It has helped clients overcome the following difficulties:


Anxieties    Fear of failure    Performance anxiety
Mild depression   Self confidence and worth
Fear of authority   Procrastination
Binge eating/drinking   OCD 
Success inhabitation    Exam anxiety
School refusal 
 

I am trained in BWRT level 1 and 2 - Please contact me for more information regarding the technique.

GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Guidance and Support Services

LEARNING SUPPORT

Many children struggle with academic demands, learning difficulties or experience barriers to learning. Learning support offers a space for children to learn according to their learning style, and involves everyday learning and basic academic skills.

I have a special interest in assisting children to learn to read, write and develop their letters and numbers formation. Learning support offers children techniques on how to achieve the above, for example, they can learn this  through sensory play.

 

PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Parental guidance assists, supports and guides parents in certain situations. It allows parents to be more effective in understanding their own emotions, behaviour and attitude towards situations. Parenting styles and discipline techniques are explored to assist parents in managing this according to their child’s needs. It is a space where parents can express their thoughts and be supported by equipping them and empowering them to deal with difficult situations.

CAREER or
subject GUIDANCE

Career or subject guidance provides a learner or a prospective student a space to focus on specific careers or subjects to undertake in the future. Various aspects are discussed to guide the individual in making a decision that is best suited for them.

 

Study skills and time management is a lifelong process of learning to manage learning, work, leisure and personal life in order to move towards a personally determined and preferred future.

STUDY SKILLS
and time 
management

Learning support
Parental guidance
Career and subject guidance
Study skills and time management
Assessments

ASSESSMENT OPTIONS

Career  assessments

Career assessments are aimed at assisting Grade 11 learners, grade 12 learners and adolescents with their choice of study, career and employment. It focuses on exploring the individual’s potential and competencies, their career values, interest and motives. Furthermore, it considers the individual’s personality type, knowledge of the world of work and their career decision-making skills.

 full global assessments

A full psycho-educational assessment includes cognitive, scholastic, emotional, perceptual, and behavioural aspects that will help assess whether there are any learning barriers. Various assessments and screening tools are used to gain information regarding the individual’s cognitive and scholastic abilities, their strengths and weaknesses as well as behavioural and emotional aspects that may be affecting them. This is an extensive process that can take anywhere between 6 to 8 hours over a 2 day period. 

 

School readiness

Often parents are unsure if their child is ready to enter the schooling environment or not. A School Readiness assessment will assist parents to make an informed decision about whether their child is school ready. This assessment considers the child’s cognitive development, in order to ensure that they are ready to cope and progress with the school curriculum. It also takes into account physical, perceptual, and sensory-motor development, as well as the emotional, behavioural and social aspects of the child’s development.  An assessment of this nature will enable and guide parents to make decisions regarding appropriate interventions, such as play therapy, as well as other interventions such as occupational therapists, speech therapists and audiologists to name a few. Should an extension of school admission be needed, even if the child is of compulsory school going age, parents will be guided with the application process through the necessary educational department avenues.

Concession assessments

A concession or accommodation assessment is administered to determine if a learner from Grade R – 12 or a university student, who experiences barriers to learning, requires additional and certain support or accommodations to help them achieve their potential.

The assessment results will accompany other relevant documents, screening tools and tests that are requested by the various educational departments or higher educational institution.  

 

Career Assessments
Full Global Assessmets
School Readinss Assessmets
Concession/Accomodations Assessments
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ABOUT ME

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Session Fees

Sessions will occur in accordance with the client's needs. This is a cash practice, payment is paid directly to me. My set fee is within the medical aid recommended 2023 rates. Certain medical aids may provide some coverage for mental health treatments/assessments (not including learning support). If the responsible person is a member of a Medical Aid Fund, it is his/her responsibility to submit the forms to your medical aid. Please note, this is dependent on the medical aid and I cannot guarantee there will be any form of coverage. Clients need to please make full payment into my account directly for the relevant invoices to be issued. I will only be able to claim directly from your medical aid if you are approved for Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMB). It is then the clients responsibility to monitor medical aid funds available.

 

 

  

Assessment Fees:

 The price of the assessment will vary depending on the assessment battery used and the time taken to administer the various assessment tools. This will be discussed upon inquiry. 

Session Fees:

*R1180 for 51-60 minute session

*R1000 for 41-50 minute session

*R850 for 31-40 minute session

*R650 for 21- 30 minute session

*Subject to change

Future Hopes

In due course, I am hoping to introduce Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an additional approach for clients who believe that dogs can bring about a sense of comfort and safety within the counselling process. This plan is still in training. Please refer to my Masters thesis, completed in 2020 at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal on the benefits of AAT. 

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Future Hopes
Future hopes

ADDRESS

CONTACT ME

OPENING HOURS

Contact Details

340 on Main, Health and Wellness Centre, Bryanston, Sandton, 2191

Should you present in a state of crisis and are not able to get a hold of the psychologist, please contact SADAC Helpline on 080 070 8090 for assistance or Life Line National Helpline on 0861 322 322 or Childline on 080 000 55 555

Mon - Thurs :

15:00 - 19:00

Friday

14:00 - 17:00

Available for full global assessments, as well as ongoing therapy during the GDE school holidays and Saturdays. Please do not hesitate to enquire about availability.

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