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.
HPCSA Number: PS0110914
Practice Number: 0860000398284
Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, career assessments, child sexual abuse, chronic medical conditions, developmental disorders, family difficulties, learning difficulties, learning disorders, life changes, loss/grief, neuropsychiatric disorders, personality disorders, play therapy, relationships, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.
Ilze completed her B.A. (Psychology, Tourism and Recreation) Cum Laude as well as Higher Education Diploma (HED) at PU for CHE (currently known as North West University) in 2001. She furthermore completed B.Ed and M.Ed. (Educational Psychology) degrees at the University of Johannesburg. Her internship was conducted at Sparrow Foundation School, a special school with learners presenting challenges that include medical, physical, social and other learning problems.
Ilze has performed as educator at secondary and tertiary level at various private and government institutions and is an expert presenter representing UJ at a PSYSSA conference as early as 2008. Ilze has received extensive training in the Educational Psychology field and specialises in performing the following services during her psychological therapy sessions:
Eye Movement Integration Therapy (EMI) – a neuropsychological therapy for trauma. Integrated Learning Therapy (ILT) – a neurodevelopmental therapy approach that assists in disorders such as ADHD, Autism and Learning Disorders.
-Expressive Arts Therapy -Family Therapy -Narrative Therapy -Play Therapy -Bereavement Therapy -Intellectual, Scholastic and Emotional Assessments -Parental Guidance -Career and Subject Choice Assessment and Guidance -School Readiness Assessment -Psychotherapy -SOMA (Body) and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. -Psychotherapy - Medical Conditions. -In-Hospital Consultations.
Ilze is happily married and the mother of 3 beautiful children. She has a passion for music and has received numerous awards in singing and performing in musical theatre. She enjoys cooking and sports. Ilze treasures her time with family and friends.