I am an educational psychologist with experience in both the mental health and educational setting. Psychology has always been my passion, and my journey in teaching as well as being a manager at a respite care facility for children with special needs has directed this passion towards specialising in educational psychology.
As an educational psychologist, I am in constant pursuit of learning and development. I work within a multidisciplinary team both at school and within private practice. This enables me to provide my clients with a holistic approach to intervention. I work with children, adolescents, individuals and families with the aim of assisting them towards improving their psychological, emotional and educational functioning.
I am predominantly based within a school environment. This allows me to keep up to date with the difficulties that families and children are faced with on a daily basis. I believe every child is different, and when we see the world through our children’s eyes we are able to equip them with the necessary skills in order for them to realise their full potential. I administer psycho-educational assessments, school readiness assessments as well as concession and accommodation assessments. This enables us to gain a better understanding of the way in which a child learns best. Every child is unique, and thus intervention towards making their educational journey a better experience requires tailored intervention targeted towards addressing their specific needs. Gaining knowledge on their learning style and comparing this to their capabilities provides invaluable information on how best to assist children in remediating their areas of development and honing in on their strengths.
In addition, I work in my private capacity at The Couch Psychology Centre which is situated in the Sandton area. My approach to therapy lends itself to the systemic paradigm in that I believe a child reaches their full potential when they are supported by the key role players in their lives. This system includes parents, siblings, caregivers and teachers who work, as a team, towards a shared goal. When this team is not in equal pursuit of supporting a child, dysregulation is often the result.
Albert Einstein once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” My aim in providing clients with a service is to help them gain a better understanding of themselves and to equip them with the tools to become independent thinkers so that they can reach their full potential.
Masters In Educational Psychology
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Honours) in Psychology
- Psycho-educational Assessments and School Readiness Assessments
- School Placement Assessments
- Concession and Accommodation Assessments
Individual Therapy as well as family therapy focusing on difficulties with:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ Attention Deficit Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Social skills
Trauma counselling and debriefing
Treatment of academic, social and emotional functioning