Karin Pampel

Registered Trauma Counsellor
Ferndale, Randburg, Johannesburg
Telephone: 011 326 3851
Mobile Number: 082 565 2704
143 Oak Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, South Africa

I am a Registered Trauma Counsellor in private practice providing clients an opportunity, in a safe space, to explore ways of improving personal functioning and facilitate their ability to lead a fulfilled life. The following quote by Brian Tracy (well-known author) speaks for itself: “YOU CAN’T CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, BUT YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, AND IN THAT, YOU WILL BE MASTERING CHANGE RATHER THAN ALLOWING IT TO MASTER YOU”.

A multidisciplinary therapeutic approach depending on the psychodynamics as well as the present emotional state of the client, is applied. My approach is client-focused and integrative. Different styles or modes of therapy are taken into consideration, as appropriate, when working with clients. Although the past experiences and the history that moulded the client into the being that presents himself/herself today can not be discarded, the focal point remains solution-focused.  Sometimes we need a different perspective on how we approach situations and find solutions.

When working with children, a more practical approach incorporating natural play and visual effects are applied, in order to enhance personal functioning.

When working with couples and families, an ecosystemic approach is applied in order to understand the dynamics and enhance the optimal functioning of the family and improve communication and resolve conflict.

The client’s willingness is integral to this process to enhance personal functioning by changing one’s thinking patterns. I am merely the facilitator on this journey to find a solution.


Areas of counseling:

  • Adults, adolescents and children
  • Anxiety;
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Bullying;
  • Emotional support;
  • Family conflict;
  • Parenting skills;
  • Relationship difficulties;
  • Stress management;
  • Trauma counselling;
  • Pastoral / Christian counselling.

Cost: Medical aid rate : R415 / 60 minute session

HPCSA Reg. Nr. 0012700
Practice Nr. 0414581