Registered Counsellor

PhD, MSc Psych, BPsych, BSc Psych, BSc Life Sciences with Psychology

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung

Individual Counselling

Adult / adolescent / child

Individual counselling sessions are structured according to the client's needs and goals. These sessions are for adults and adolescents, including but not limited to trauma counselling, bereavement, personal development, self-esteem, resilience and stress management.

I also work with children through play.

Each session is usually 60min.

Aptitude Assessments

Adult / adolescent / child

Aptitude can be regarded as the potential which a person has and which enables him / her to attain a specific level of ability with a given amount of training and/or practice.

Depending on the age and needs of the client, different aptitude assessments can be done with either a child, adolescent, or adult.

This service includes an intake session, assessment, verbal feedback session, and written report.

Career Guidance and Assessment

Adult / Adolescent

A career choice should be based on the requirements stipulated by occupation concerning aptitude, interest and personality. An individual must meet these requirements as research has shown that this combination most often leads to success in an occupation.

This service incudes a 4-5 hour psychometric assessment of personality, aptitude and interest, 60min feedback session, as well as a written report of the results with recommendations.

Individual career guidance sessions (60min each) also available.

School Readiness

I assess a child's cognitive, emotional, physical and social readiness to start his/her school career (i.e. Grade 1). This service includes an intake session with the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of the child, assessment with the child, verbal feedback and written report.

Parent Guidance and Support

I provide parents with the tools and information to help them practice positive discipline and provide healthy development in their child/children, as well as develop a healthy child-parent relationship.

Educational Support

I provide educational support that includes, but are not limited to, study management, study methods, motivation, goal setting, time-management, and learning strategies.

Scholastic assessments also available.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill"

I am registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) and therefore, claims are directly sent to your medical aid OR clients claim back from their medical aid after remittance of payment.
Kindly contact me for more information.

Melanie is registered as a counsellor with the HPCSA with the following qualifications: PhD Psychiatry, MSc Psychology, B Psych, BSc Hons Psychology, and BSc Human Life Sciences with Psychology

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