Nicola Buhr

Educational Psychologist
Morningside, Durban
M Soc Sc (Educational Psychology) * BA Psychology Honours (Cum Laude) * PGCE (Foundation Phase) * NILD (Level 3) * TEFL * BA Corporate Communications Honours * BA Communications
Mobile Number: 082 854 6902
Email Address:
461 Innes Road Morningside Durban, 4001

I am an Educational Psychologist in private practice. I have ten years of teaching experience as well as remedial experience. My areas of interests are psychoeducational assessments and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults. I assess, diagnose and provide intervention in a caring and therapeutic environment to optimise learning and development using an integrative approach. I trained predominantly in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy approaches.

I adapt my framework to the needs of my client and work with a variety of age and cultural groups. I use evidence based psychological interventions to support my clients and to assist them in managing their emotions, behaviour, life challenges, barriers to learning, future aspirations etc. I tailor assessments and interventions according to each specific individual's needs. I believe each individual is unique with challenges unique to them. As a psychologist, I am trained to analyse and understand a variety of difficulties and to help develop healthy strategies to overcome these difficulties. Whether you are facing personal or academic challenges, overcoming these challenges will put you on a path towards personal growth and understanding.

Focus Areas:


  • Psychoeducational assessments (Cognitive, academic, emotional)
  • Exam concessions (IEB and NSC)
  • Career assessment (Grade 11 to Adults)
  • Subject choice assessments (Grade 9)
  • School readiness assessments (Grade R)
  • ADHD assessments
  • Dyslexia assessments
  • Learning disabilities
  • Barriers to learning and support
  • School placement

Therapy Focus Areas:

Individual psychotherapy or Play Therapy (Younger children)

  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Anger management
  • Bereavement
  • Self harm
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • Difficulties with adjusting to new situations (divorce, conflict, moving, siblings, etc.)
  • Difficulties with coping or adjusting to schooling
  • Working with anxious/depressed children in relation to their schooling and home functioning
  • Highly sensitive children
  • Coping with exam anxiety
  • Coping with physical disabilities
  • Asperger’s
  • Barriers to learning and support


  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Classroom management
  • Psychoeducation

Client focus:

Children * Adolescents * Young adults * Adults (career direction/assessments only)


English, Afrikaans, German, Zulu (basic)

Opening times:

Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00am to 4:00pm


My services are covered by most medical aids and are at medical aid rates. A cash rate is available.

Practice Number: 0581003
HPCSA Number: PS 0128163