Educational psychologists work with children and adolescents, assisting in their psychological adjustment and development. They operate within the contexts of family, school, peer groups and communities, and are able to conduct and interpret scholastic and psychometric tests. They hold Master’s Degrees in Educational Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
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.
I thereafter 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.
Centre for Psychological Services and Career Guidance (PsyCaD) at UJ
January 2012 till December 2012
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
Crisis line duty (suicide management)
HPCSA Number: PS0125385
Practice Number: 0549576