Ferndale, Randburg, Johannesburg
BA Psych. (Auckland University, New Zealand) BA Hons Psych. (Wits) MA Couns.Psych (Wits)
I am a dedicated counselling psychologist who is passionate about facilitating growth, healing and positive change with my clients. My private practice is situated in Ferndale, Randburg, in the north of Johannesburg, where I offer psychotherapy for adults, teens, couples and play therapy for children.
I have worked in a variety of psycho-therapeutic centers including in-patient and outpatient facilities where I have assisted clients with a wide range of personal difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, emotional problems, feeling ‘empty’, anger, struggling to be ‘present’, chronic pain management, bereavement, men’s sexual issues, self-esteem issues, personal growth, ‘over-thinking’, existential concerns and feelings of being ‘stuck’ in life.
In my work with children I often work with complaints from school, behavioural problems, not listening to parents’ requests, bedwetting, excessive shyness, aggression, ADHD, and difficulties getting along with other children.
During therapy a safe and trusting space is provided where clients and I work together as a team to better understand, cope with and master the challenges that are facing them. With couples I allow enough time for each partner to voice their perspective on the relationship issues before charting a way forward.
Through the use of toys, games and art children are able to express the difficult feelings that are impacting negatively on their behaviour, academic performance, and social relationships. Parents and I work as a team and learn effective ways to manage their children’s difficulties.
Mediation is a non-adversarial, voluntary process that helps families to resolve disputes and also helps separating couples to create a divorce agreement or parenting plan without making court appearances. It’s also more cost-effective and less time-consuming than litigation and holds the well-being of the child in mind. I am registered with the South African Association of Family Mediators (24-0523). For inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0713421910
I offer sessions on weekdays from 9am – 7pm, both in person or online via video call. For more information go to my website: www.yolan.net Fees are in accordance with most medical aid schemes. The location in Ferndale, Randburg is close to the neighbouring suburbs of Bryanston, North Riding, Hurlingham, Bordeaux, Blairgowrie, Robindale, Randpark Ridge, Boskruin and Sharonlea.
HPCSA No. PS 0124249
Practice No. 0540471