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

Charmaine de Waard

Counselling Psychologist

I have been in private practice as a psychologist in Westville Durban for many years. I trained at the University of Natal where I obtained a Masters in Counselling Psychology. Over the years I have engaged in further training regarding the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression panic, and a variety of other disorders.

At my practice, set in the quiet calm surroundings of Westville, I offer the following services to individuals and couples:


I have many years experience in treating adults and teenagers in a wide variety of disorders and issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, grief, general stress etc. I believe that addressing issues through therapy is hugely beneficial in treating these problems, and in particular, in reducing the recurrence of psychological issues as well as reducing the need to rely on ongoing chronic medication. I use a variety of different treatment modalities that best suits the individual and problem presented. I also have a particular focus in working with couples in marital or relationship conflict. I am passionate about teaching individuals and couples the necessary skills and tools to deal with future life issues in an empowering way. I work within a cost-effective, short-term, solution-focused framework (usually within 6-8 sessions) and I am contracted into medical aids.

Professional memberships

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa Registration Number: PS 0066893
  • Psychological Society of South Africa Membership Number: DEW003
  • Board of Healthcare Funders Practice Number: 8645256
  • KwaZulu-Natal Association of Family Mediators (KAFAM)