Melina Georgiou

Educational Psychologist  B.ED HONS (UP) M.A ED PSYCH (UP)  ?
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Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Career assessments, depression, family difficulties, learning difficulties, learning disorders, life changes, loss/grief, relationships, self development, and trauma.
Working in: English.

My Story

My journey as an Educational Psychologist began during my teaching practical for the subject of Life Orientation. Throughout that time I was approached by a variety of learners seeking emotional and learning support. It was then that I realised that I wanted to engage with the learners on a more in-depth and personal level. I went on to actualise my passion for educational psychology by obtaining my Masters degree from the University of Pretoria.

I thereafter gained invaluable experience during my internship year at the Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) at the University of Johannesburg. I was afforded the opportunity of working with a diversity of clients, including children, adolescents and young adults. I gained experience administering psycho-educational, career and emotional assessments and was exposed to a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques. I was additionally trained in intermediate Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and Ego State therapy.

My practice of educational psychology is grounded within the paradigm of positive psychology, thus with a strong focus on working with individuals from a strengths-based approach. My motivation in work and life is to make a positive impact on the lives of others; to help learners actualise their optimal potential; to provide guidance and support; and to personally keep learning and growing.

My Experience

Centre for Psychological Services and Career Guidance (PsyCaD) at UJ

January 2012 till December 2012

  • Therapeutic services provided to students and private clients

  • Individual, Group and Play therapy

  • Intermediate Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

  • Intermediate Ego State Therapy

  • Psycho-educational, Career and Emotional assessments

  • Career counselling and guidance

  • Advisory services

  • HIV counselling

  • Crisis line duty (suicide management)

  • Trauma debriefing

  • Psychological workshops

  • Case presentations


Tel: 011 234 0741
Mobile: 071 682 7107
Twitter: twitter


HPCSA Number: PS0125385
Practice Number: 0549576

The Couch
40 River Road