THE PROFESSIONALS

kerry

COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST

KERRY YATES | BSc. Psych. (Wits) BSc. Hons. Psych. (Unisa) MA. Counselling Psych. (UP) (With Distinction)

“The potential for growth lies within all of us, we sometimes just need to time to discover our hidden capabilities. Therapy is a place where a variety of issues can be discussed in a safe space that allows for this growth. Every person is completely unique with vastly diverse circumstances, contexts and challenges. Rather than one specific approach, I together with my clients, develop a customised and personalised therapeutic approach to help address the specific presenting concern or life challenge that brings the client to therapy. I provide individual therapy for adults, adolescents and children and have a special interest in Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Personal Growth, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Difficulties, Eating Disorders,Trauma and Sports Psychology”

CONTACT DETAILS

Cell: 082 966 3150 | Email: kerry820308@yahoo.co.uk | Website: www.kerryyatespsychologist.wordpress.com

rosie

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

ROSIE KATZEFF | BSc Hons (OT) Salford

“I’m an Occupational Therapist trained in Manchester, UK. Ever since my qualification, I have concentrated on pediatric OT. My special passion is treating children with sensory processing difficulties by means of applying the principles and techniques of Ayres Sensory Integration. In addition, I help children who have difficulties with gross and fine motor skills as well as coordination and muscle tone. My greatest joy is seeing the progress of these children as they progressively improve scholastically and in their interactions with their family and peers.”

CONTACT DETAILS

Cell: 076 450 2032 | Email: rosiehockman@gmail.com

loren & sarah

SPEECH THERAPIST

LOREN EPPEL | B.A. Honours Speech and Hearing Therapy (WITS)

“With a passion for helping children and ample experience working with young children with varying diagnoses and needs, I feel strongly about the profound influence that early intervention can have as a means of preventing problems throughout a child’s life. If left untreated, speech and language problems can cause social, emotional and academic difficulties. It has been proven that early language abilities are the greatest predictor of academic success. Problems which can occur very early on and may require referral to a speech therapist include delayed speech, feeding and play abilities. I am happy to answer any questions a parent has regarding whether their child should be referred for an assessment. I endeavour to focus my work on empowering parents and teachers by giving them the tools to become actively involved. I love the warm My School environment and feel strongly about treating the child as a “whole”, thereby utilizing the child’s strengths and improving his/her weaknesses. “

CONTACT DETAILS

Cell: 082 897 6058 | Email: leppel@key2.co.za

jaqui

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST / PLAY THERAPIST

JACQUELINE GOMES DA SILVA | B Ed (Senior Phase) Life Orientation (UJ); BEd (Hons) Ed Psych (cum laude) (UJ); MEd (Ed Psych) (UP)

``Children, particularly younger children, tend to communicate the truth of their heads and hearts through their actions and behaviours. One of the primary aims of a child’s therapy is to develop the capacity to find creative ways to process, work through and resolve the conflicts and dilemmas that they face in a non- verbal, often sensory- based, reflective and safe way. I am passionate about working with children and their parents to promote growth and healing and to foster resilience. I have a special interest in the field of attachment, working with the parent- child relationship (which is particularly relevant when working with younger children), play therapy and art therapy``.

CONTACT DETAILS

Cell: 082 515 7583 | Email: jacqui@jgdasilva.co.za

michelle
robyn

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

MICHELLE STOWELL | BSc (Physio) WITS | ROBYN TACON | BSc (Physio) UCT, NDT Paediatrics (SANDTA) and NDT Advanced Dyskinesia (SANDTA)

Paediatric physiotherapists are trained to understand and treat a wide range of childhood conditions ranging from musculoskeletal to cardiorespiratory and neurological problems. They understand that children learn through play, thus, will design activities to make therapy fun. Treatment is evidence-based therapy committed to optimising a child’s movement, which is achieved by gaining the best muscle and joint function available in the growing body. Physiotherapists work to assist correct skeletal modelling, muscle activation, muscle balance, joint position and general alignment or posture.