Educational psychologists work with children and adolescents, assisting in their psychological adjustment and development. They operate within the contexts of family, school, peer groups and communities, and are able to conduct and interpret scholastic and psychometric tests. They hold Master’s Degrees in Educational Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
I am an Educational Psychologist and work with children, adolescents and parents. My work is divided into three major categories, namely, assessments, therapy and workshops.
Therapy: Both play therapy and adolescent therapy assists with a variety of emotional difficulties including anxiety, bullying, self-esteem, changes in behaviour, peer relationships and more.
Assessments: An assessment may assist in a variety of situations such as determining a child’s readiness for Grade one, their strengths and weaknesses in relation to cognitive and scholastic tasks (in any Grade) as well as appropriate school placement.
“Assisting a child during the crucial stages of their development may help them to grow into their full potential as adults. Intervention at a young age is the best possible gift”.
I have a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. I also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and am a qualified teacher. I taught Mathematics to primary school learners, which gave me a greater insight into the public education system. I completed my internship at a Non-profit organisation before going into private practice. Working at a Non-profit organisation allowed me to work with a wide range people which helped me better understand the needs of people.