I am an educational psychologist in private practice located in Florida, Johannesburg. From a young age, I have always aspired to helping children; energized by their zest for life. I strongly believe that the art of learning, growth and play is lifelong. I am a committed and soulful psychotherapist with a strong belief in the need for social change, educational reform, and individual fulfilment.
I have had the privilege of working with, and learning from, previously disadvantaged children, vulnerable children, and children with special needs. I have assisted children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, learning difficulties, behavioural concerns such as ADHD, and suicidal ideations, are just to name a few. I have and thoroughly enjoy helping learners realize their full learning potential, guide them on finding their most suitable career, and assist in the school readiness of the new generation. I particularly enjoy working with children of divorce and blended families.
The framework that I work from is important if we are to see change and that is why I work primarily from a Trans-theoretical Framework, approaching each case systemically. This means that I always consider my client’s willingness for change, bearing in mind that he/she does not function on his or her own but rather within multiple systems. In addition to this, I make use of a variety of therapeutic modalities, embracing an eclectic approach. I enjoy engaging clients narratively. I offer long- and short-term therapy.
I am a punctual, efficient, organized, dedicated, and highly motivated person. I believe that as a nation we are at a crucial point in time where systemic intervention in schools are much needed for the new generation to further themselves as active agents in our community.
The following services are on offer:
- Psycho-educational assessment
- Subject choice and Career assessments
- School-readiness assessment
- Concession assessment
- Medico-legal assessments, such as third party claims and personal injury loss
- Play therapy – emotional and behavioural difficulties in children. With special interest in working with young children.
- Parental guidance
- Filial therapy (parent and child together in therapy)
- Learning difficulties
- Islamic counselling
- Career guidance
- Study skills