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

James Olmesdahl

Counselling Psychologist

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

Malvern, Queensburgh, Durban

B.A; B.Soc.Sc (Hons); M.Soc.Sc. (Counselling Psych) - UKZN

083 898 7486

25 Allenby Lane, Malvern, Queensburgh, 4093, South Africa

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.

Focus areas

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement/ Grief
  • Fears and phobias
  • Adjustment to life changes
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • HIV/AIDS counselling
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Marriage/Couples counselling
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Career guidance
  • Career assessments

You can find more information about me at:

HPCSA Registration Number: PS 010 6127
Practice Number: 0343919