HPCSA Number: PS 0128163
Practice Number: 0581003
I am an Educational Psychologist in private practice. I have ten years of teaching experience as well as remedial experience. My areas of interests are psychoeducational assessments and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults. I assess, diagnose and provide intervention in a caring and therapeutic environment to optimise learning and development using an integrative approach. I trained predominantly in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy approaches.
I adapt my framework to the needs of my client and work with a variety of age and cultural groups. I use evidence based psychological interventions to support my clients and to assist them in managing their emotions, behaviour, life challenges, barriers to learning, future aspirations etc. I tailor assessments and interventions according to each specific individual's needs.
I believe each individual is unique with challenges unique to them. As a psychologist, I am trained to analyse and understand a variety of difficulties and to help develop healthy strategies to overcome these difficulties. Whether you are facing personal or academic challenges, overcoming these challenges will put you on a path towards personal growth and understanding.
Assessments: - Psychoeducational assessments (Cognitive, academic, emotional) - Scholastic assessments - Exam concessions (IEB and GOV) - Career assessments(Grade 11 to Adults) - Subject choice assessments (Grade 9) - School readiness assessments (Grade R) - ADHD assessments - Dyslexia assessments - Learning disabilities - Barriers to learning and support - School placement
Therapy Focus Areas: Individual Psychotherapy or Play Therapy (Younger children) - Behavioural difficulties - Bullying - Anger management - Bereavement - Self harm - Attention and concentration difficulties - Difficulties with adjusting to new situations (divorce, conflict, moving, siblings, etc.) - Difficulties with coping or adjusting to schooling - Working with anxious/depressed children in relation to their schooling and home functioning - Highly sensitive children - Coping with exam anxiety - Coping with physical disabilities - Asperger’s - Barriers to learning and support
Other: - Study skills - Time management - Classroom management - Psycho-education
Client focus: Children, adolescents and young adults. Adults (career direction/assessments only)
Languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Zulu (basic)
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Rates: My services are covered by most medical aids and are at medical aid rates. A cash rate is available.
Works with: Adolescents, adults, children, families, and individuals.
Specialising in: Career assessments, developmental disorders, learning difficulties, learning disorders, life changes, loss/grief, self development, trauma, and play therapy.
Working in: English.
Working in the following modalities: Cognitive behavioural therapy.