Counselling Psychologist, Rachel Molongoana obtained her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. The degree integrates traditional clinical training modules however also has a strong focus and orientation to Community Psychology which emphasises the importance of considering community contexts in all health practice and intervention implementation. This training approach has equipped Rachel for work in various settings, including corporate and non-profit.
Aside from running her private practice, she works for one of Southern Africa’s biggest EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) companies, as a Managerial and Clinical Specialist. She has worked for many other organisations including the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), the Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCAD), as well as Catalyx Consulting on the Jumpstart Life-kills and Job-readiness programme. The experience she has gained over the years has helped her develop exceptional listening skills, the heart and patience for working across different contexts, a capacity for cultural sensitivity and an ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and ages.
Rachel’s goal is to impact people’s lives positively, be it within organisations or individually, through psychological and therapeutic services, training and workshop facilitation and providing guidance and support for optimal wellbeing and functioning in all spheres of life. She has special interests in Depression, Anxiety and Self-esteem work, as well as stress management, couples counselling, and diversity, and gender studies. Rachel currently also runs a free Depression and Anxiety peer support Group which allows peers battling through Depression and Anxiety to benefit from the support whether they are giving or receiving it.
Certifications: BWRT Level 1
HPCSA Number: PS 0131784