Social workers work with individuals, as well as families and communities, to develop treatment plans for people with mental health problems. They may work either in private practice or in collaboration with other healthcare professions. They hold Bachelor’s of Arts Degrees and are registered with the South African Council for Service Professions.
HPCSA Number: 1047146
Kayla-Tess Pattenden is a child advocate, mother of 2, devoted Christian, and passionate South African. It is these factors combined which make Kayla-Tess an incredible social worker!
Kayla-Tess’s NPO background provides her with an array of experience with a diversity of people in the child protection, mediation, sex education, parenting, supervision and resilience fields. This has all contributed to the establishment of a professional and successful practice with clients celebrating their newfound resilience upon terminating their sessions.
Living by her motto, Kayla-Tess counsels herself ‘out of the job’, for it is only when a client can cope and thrive on their own that she has performed her duties well enough.
Her practice focus is families and couples, mediation, written assessments like care & contact and parenting plans as well as relationship therapy, sex therapy and trauma debrief work.
Her practice functions on a sliding scale offering persons quality mental health services at a personally affordable rate. Mental health is a right and this is practiced at The Connect Group.
Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Child sexual abuse, family difficulties, marital/couples therapy, relationships, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English.