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 a registered Educational Psychologist in private practice. I do consultation, Assessments and therapy.
Assessments include Cognitive, scholastic and emotional assessments. I do school readiness and pre-school assessments as well as subject choice, career guidance, exam concessions. I worked with individuals with learning difficulties for a long time, with a particular interest in ADD/ADHD. I assist in managing learning difficulties and helping parents and children to cope with the challenges of learning difficulties. Parental guidance and support is a passion.
I do individual psychotherapy with both adolescents and adults. I also do parental guidance and family therapy as needed. I assist when people go through an emotionally difficult time (such as divorce, bullying, loss/grief, etc) and behavioural difficulties.
I enjoy working holistically, looking at the system within which the individual functions to derive a plan of action and treatment plan. I assist with low self-esteem, motivational problems and underachievement. My aim is to empower people to function as best as possible and to deal with life’s challenges.
I have experience with children and adolescents from mainstream schools as well as remedial schools- both in government and private school settings. I enjoy consulting with teachers to assist learners optimally in the classroom.
I have a special interest in supporting cancer patients more specifically womens health. I have also supervised many Intern Educational Psychologist during their internship year.
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.”