Kerry Acheson

Counselling Psychologist  ?
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Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, and individuals.
Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, depression, family difficulties, life changes, trauma, career assessments, learning difficulties, loss/grief, relationships, and self development.
Working in: English.

I work with children aged 4 and above, teenagers and adults. With regards to adults, I provide individual therapy as well as parental guidance. I also offer a broad range of assessments.

I completed my Master's degree in Counselling Psychology at Rhodes University, which I passed cum laude. I chose to do my thesis on the topic of posttraumatic growth in the context of traumatic bereavement. This reflects my broader interest in positive psychology, which acknowledges the strengths and resources that people may bring to their struggles with pain. I completed my internship at the Rhodes University Counselling Centre, where I assisted students who were facing a broad range of psychosocial difficulties. I have also enjoyed counselling learners in school contexts. Obtaining a teaching qualification allowed me to teach Life Orientation locally as well as A-level Psychology in the UK. This has enriched my ability to identify empathically with the challenges that young people face.

People walk through my door for a broad range of reasons. I assist with issues such as problematic anger, stress, anxiety or depression. I also work with difficulties pertaining to trauma, bereavement, school or work problems, relationship issues and low self-esteem.

For more information, please feel free to contact me or visit my website.


Tel: 021 671 1204


HPCSA Number: PS0106321

247 Main Road
Cape Town