Mrs Elma Bartlett

Social Worker  MA SW  ?
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Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Chronic medical conditions, family difficulties, fertility related issues, life changes, loss/grief, relationships, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English, Afrikaans, and Dutch.

Elma Bartlett- Marriage, Family & Trauma Therapist

 MA SW; Diplomate Clinician Logotherapy Victor Frankl Institut


I believe that meaning can be found in any situation whether it is loss, trauma or a transitional phase. I’m a spiritual person and I have a deep respect for all people and believe that each person has the potential to grow and to be great. I love my work and have a positive outlook on life. I work hard and am dedicated to the wellbeing of my clients.


I’m a Clinical Social worker and an internationally accredited Logotherapist with more than 30 years’ experience in the private therapy, institutional, educational and commercial spheres. My grounding as a therapist was obtained at the Institute of Child and Parent Guidance at UJ, as director of FAMSA in Potchefstroom and as a group facilitator at the psychiatry department of Milpark hospital, Johannesburg.

As a part time lecturer in Social Care at the Pretoria Technicon I guided students but also continued my own professional development over the years. I completed various extensive courses on counselling, trauma therapy, handling difficult children, addictions, divorce, narrative therapy, play therapy as well as logotherapy. I was trained in doing TIR (Trauma incident reduction) and am also a level 1 TRE (trauma release exercises) specialist. I’m involved with various Wellness Centres as a wellness consultant and therapist. I’m also working closely with Riverfield Hospital enabling patients with addictions and mental problems to find new meaning and direction and to be reintegrated into their families and communities after treatment in hospital. I have done various trauma debriefings for individuals, groups and companies after loss and trauma. I have done trauma debriefing and trauma therapy for Investec, Careways, De Beers and Venetia mine as well as ISOS in Liberia and am comfortable working with people from all walks of live. In my private practice, I’m actively involved in supporting people in finding balance, resilience and meaning in times of turbulence and loss. My private practice involves the following:

  • Marital, relationship, divorce and family therapy;
  • Logotherapy in order to find meaning in situations of loss;
  • Personal growth therapy as well as working with stress, depression, addiction and anxiety;
  • Trauma debriefing (onsite), trauma therapy and bereavement therapy;
  • I work individually and in groups in Parkview and also am prepared to go onsite according to the client’s need


Tel: 082 920 0437
Mobile: 082 920 0437
Skype: elma.bartlett2
Facebook: facebook


HPCSA Number: 10-05211
Practice Number: 8903484

38 Westmeath Rd
Johannesburg And Sandton