Clinical Psychologist, Leslie Ebben B.A Psych (UJ), B.A. Hons Psych (UJ), M.A Clin Psych (UJ)

Dr Akashni Maharaj

Counselling Psychologist

Akashni Maharaj is a Psychologist, Coach, Hypnotherapist and Author in private practice. She works with adults, adolescents and children. She adopts various modalities in her approach to therapy. She has completed her PhD in alternative therapies and has married the area of alternative therapies with traditional psychotherapies. She specifically looked at how these modalities can be used in unison with one another to maximize the therapeutic process.  She has found that the mind-body-spirit connection is an amazing tool to work with. Most of today’s imbalances come from the mal- alignment of the mind, body and the spirit. She utilizes this approach to therapy and finds that she is able to work successfully to address most psychological problems that an individual brings to her rooms. She therefore provides the patient/client a diverse approach when they come in for therapy.

Akashni regularly contributes to the local media, both print and electronic. In the print media she is a regular columnist and shares her knowledge with many people. Her articles are well searched and insightful and easy to understand. She has appeared on various talk shows and has contributed to both national as well as international magazines.
She has her own website:

Areas of interest are:

  • Individual and Couple therapy
  • Hypnosis
    • Weight Loss
    • Self-Esteem
    • Eating Disorders
    • Emotional and Psychiatric disorder
    • Pain Management
    • Anxiety
  • Coaching
    • Executive Coaching
    • Conscious Awakening Coaching
  • Emotional/Intellectual and Forensic Assessments
    • IQ Assessments
    • Emotional Assessment
    • Child Abuse Forensic Assessments
    • Personal Injury forensic assessments
  • Mediation
  • Workshops

Practice Number: 0256749

- Bellair Psychology Centre