James Olmesdahl

Counselling Psychologist
Queensburgh, Durban
B.A; B.Soc.Sc (Hons); M.Soc.Sc. (Counselling Psych) - UKZN
Mobile Number: 083 898 7486
Email Address: olmesdahlj@hotmail.com
25 Allenby Lane Malvern 4093

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: www.counsellingpsych.yolasite.com

HPCSA Registration Number: PS 010 6127
Practice Number: 0343919