Mr James Olmesdahl

Counselling Psychologist  M.Soc.Sc (Psychology)  ?
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Works with: Adults, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, career assessments, depression, family difficulties, learning difficulties, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English.

I am a Registered (Counselling) Psychologist working from a private practice in Malvern, Queensburgh. I presently work with a wide array of problems in my private practice ranging from problems affecting individuals to problems in relationships, marriages and families. I also work with children regarding learning problems and career choices.

I work eclectically drawing on a number of different theoretical approaches so as to find a good ‘fit’ between what a client presents in a session and the approach they will find most beneficial. Grounding myself in a humanistic approach I believe that every client should be heard in a respectful, non-judgmental and empathic manner. I do not work from a religious framework nor do I prescribe one. Rather, I work within the religious or spiritual frame of reference presented to me.

I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UKZN and completed my internship at UKZN’s Student Counselling & Careers Centre. I have since worked as a psychologist at various tertiary institutions including UKZN, DUT and Vega. I have also run workshops with both children and adults using art-based media to facilitate awareness around psychological issues.


Mobile: 083 898 7486


HPCSA Number: PS 0106127
Practice Number: 0343919

25 Allenby Lane