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Melina Georgiou

Registered Educational Psychologist

Practice Number: 0549576

Melina Psy1My Story

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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.

Thereafter, I 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 Qualifications

Educational Psychology

B.A (UP), B.ED Hons (UP), M.A ED Psych (UP) Melina Georgiou the couch 2

My Clinical Experience

Centre for Psychological Services and Career Guidance (Psychad) - UJ

January 2012 – December 2012 (1 year)

  • 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.
  • Psycho-Legal assessment and report writing.
  • Advisory services.
  • HIV counselling.
  • Crisis line duty (suicide management).
  • Trauma debriefing.
  • Psychological workshops.
  • Case presentations.



Daily NewsDaily News - South Africa

Article: Published on Thursday, May 28th 2015, this article centres around the effect of bullying in schools.

Official Media: Bullying ‘a major problem in schools’



Daily SunDaily Sun - South Africa

 Article: Published in May 2015, Melina contributes her expertise to the growing bullying epidemic in South Africa.

Official Media: pdfRise of the Bullies.pdf



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37 Homestead Road,
Corner 12th Avenue
Block F, Homestead Park
Rivonia, Sandton
060 961 7882
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