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

Dr Nelmarie Boshoff

Counselling Psychologist

I am a registered Counseling Psychologist and my focus is on individual therapy and career counseling.  I am a solution-orientated therapist who aims to assist my clients in finding the best and most effective solution to their problem.  I have extensive training in a number of therapeutic approaches and techniques, including Hypnosis, Brain-Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) and Eye Movement Integration.  I make use of an integrative approach that allows me to tailor-make my therapeutic approach to each client in order to address my clients’ unique needs and circumstances. Therapy and counseling is never, and should never, be a “one size fits all” approach.

I work with a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties, such as:

  • Depression and anxiety-related issues
  • ​Relationship problems
  • Dealing with divorce
  • Childhood-related issues
  • Pregnancy / birth preparations / mother-infant related issues/ termination of pregnancy-related issues
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Stress management
  • Self-development
  • Weight-related issues
  • Occupational –related issues (EAP)
  • Study-related issues
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem-related issues
  • Bereavement and grief work
  • Chronic pain management

I also provide career counseling, which includes the following:

  • Career assessments for Grade 11 and 12
  • Career coaching / discussion​ (Grade 11, Grade 12 and adults)
  • Subject choice assessment for Grade 9

I believe that people are resilient and are able to overcome challenges. I also believe that we all have within ourselves an inner strength that fortifies us in dealing with challenges. One of my aims in therapy and counseling are to help my clients connect with their inner strength and resilience to make them stronger. I am of the firm opinion that people can change and make change happen in their lives.

My role as psychologist is to be a facilitator of that change, helping my clients to implement any changes effectively. I further aim to empower my clients with knowledge.  Whether it is information on depression, or the effect of trauma on your life, or what helps to make relationships work, I believe that a better understanding leads to better decision-making, leading to improved living. In addition, I see my clients as the experts of their lives and myself as the expert in my techniques.  I believe that when I and my clients bring our expertise together, it will make therapy and counseling a rewarding and fruitful experience.

Practice number: 0355860
HPCSA number: PS 0108162

- The Ridge Wellness Centre