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 in private practice. I have ten years of teaching experience as well as remedial experience. My areas of interests are psychoeducational assessments and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults. I assess, diagnose and provide intervention in a caring and therapeutic environment to optimise learning and development using an integrative approach. I trained predominantly in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy approaches.
I adapt my framework to the needs of my client and work with a variety of age and cultural groups. I use evidence based psychological interventions to support my clients and to assist them in managing their emotions, behaviour, life challenges, barriers to learning, future aspirations etc. I tailor assessments and interventions according to each specific individual's needs.
I believe each individual is unique with challenges unique to them. As a psychologist, I am trained to analyse and understand a variety of difficulties and to help develop healthy strategies to overcome these difficulties. Whether you are facing personal or academic challenges, overcoming these challenges will put you on a path towards personal growth and understanding.
Assessments: - Psychoeducational assessments (Cognitive, academic, emotional) - Scholastic assessments - Exam concessions (IEB and GOV) - Career assessments(Grade 11 to Adults) - Subject choice assessments (Grade 9) - School readiness assessments (Grade R) - ADHD assessments - Dyslexia assessments - Learning disabilities - Barriers to learning and support - School placement
Therapy Focus Areas: Individual Psychotherapy or Play Therapy (Younger children) - Behavioural difficulties - Bullying - Anger management - Bereavement - Self harm - Attention and concentration difficulties - Difficulties with adjusting to new situations (divorce, conflict, moving, siblings, etc.) - Difficulties with coping or adjusting to schooling - Working with anxious/depressed children in relation to their schooling and home functioning - Highly sensitive children - Coping with exam anxiety - Coping with physical disabilities - Asperger’s - Barriers to learning and support
Other: - Study skills - Time management - Classroom management - Psycho-education
Client focus: Children, adolescents and young adults. Adults (career direction/assessments only)
Languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Zulu (basic)
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Rates: My services are covered by most medical aids and are at medical aid rates. A cash rate is available.