Associates

Psychologist: Elmien Aspeling

Elmien Aspeling has been running a private practice as Psychologist for over 10years. She has published work in the field of adjustment after divorce in single parent families. She has been involved in writing articles for magazines regarding psychological topics in the past.  She recently appeared on a KYKNET production for a few episodes as an expert opinion on various topic in the psychology field.  She has been involved in various initiatives in the industrial psychology world with selection, change management, workshops, presenting, identifying core problems as well as restructuring in organisations.  She has obtained several additional qualifications in the psychology field apart from her Masters degree.

In private practice she has conducted over 4000 therapeutic sessions in the past years.  She believe in continuous growth of herself as individual, her professional capacity.  Her practice constantly grows not only in the number of clients but also in knowledge, expertise and multi disciplinary connections with other medical professionals and experts in the field of holistic health.

Please view the services her practice offers in the services section on this website.

Please view her Philosophy page as well as qualification page on this website.


Associate Psychologist: Ile Schutte

Therapeutic Approach:

Interactional Pattern Analysis (IPA), developed by Prof. Charl Vorster, is predominantly used as a diagnostic tool to determine the nodal point of the client’s presenting complaint. IPA focuses on current interactional patterns of behaviour and allows the therapist to determine the best suited therapeutic intervention to address the client’s presenting complaint effectively. It takes each individual’s style into account and is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

Presenting complaints that may be addressed include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-Development (Self esteem, self power, self autonomy, decision making)
  • Eating Problems
  • Trauma

IPA is also used in couples therapy to focus on the interactional patterns of behaviour within the relationship. It specifically focuses on communication, expression of needs and fulfilment of needs between the individuals within the marriage/relationship.

Sport Psychology:

The Mindfulness Acceptance Commitment (MAC) approach, which was developed by American Clinical Sport Psychologists Frank Gardner and Zella Moore, is used as a performance enhancement tool. This approach focuses on mindful awareness, acceptance of internal states (including physical sensations, emotions and thoughts) and commitment towards sport-oriented values. It can be used by any athlete irrespective of their sporting category.

Services Offered:

Services mainly personal therapy, career assessment and career guidance, sport psychology, couples therapy and Medical Hypno-analysis (hypnotherapy).

Please view her qualifications in ABOUT US on our website.


Associate Psychologist: Lauren Leon

“A hero is an ordinary person who finds strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles” – Christopher Reeve

By phrasing problems in solution terms, you are preparing for the next step and you are forcing your mind to focus on outcome, instead of remaining stuck on what may seem like an insurmountable challenge. Within therapy the aim is to walk with you along your journey helping to facilitate change where needed so that you reach your desired outcome. Because our journeys will all be different, the therapy process will be tailor-made for your specific needs.

Focus areas for both Teenagers and Adults:

  1. Difficulties in interpersonal relationships such as work relationships, partners, family / Extended family and parenting
  2. Difficulties in performance areas such as sport performance, work performance and academic performance
  3. Pre-marriage counselling
  4. Loneliness
  5. Stress Management
  6. Gender Identity and Discovery
  7. Self-discovery and personal growth

Services offered:

Individual therapy, Family therapy, Couples counselling and Assessments (Careers / academics / relationships / personal growth)

Please view her qualifications in ABOUT US on our website.

Associate Psychologist: Laken Folster

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning to dance in the rain” – Vivian Green

A quality based therapeutic relationship is central to the therapeutic process. The fundamental principles upon which this relationship is based is that of unconditional positive regard, accurate empathy and genuiness. The client’s own potentials are the power centre of effective therapy. Therapy assists clients to activate those self-healing potentials by assisting clients to develop an understanding of themselves, through liberating their own resources and by managing their lives more effectively. Furthermore, different clients have different needs. There are many “brands” of psychotherapy but I begin by talking with the client to determine, in a collaborative way, the type of approach that best fits the client’s needs. As a psychologist, I aim to help clients identify, develop and use resources that will make them more effective agents of change both within the sessions and within their everyday lives. “When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails”- H. Jackson Brown JR

Services offered:

  • Individual therapy (Child, adolescent, adult)
  • Group Therapy (Child, adolescent, adult)
  • Play Therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Performance development (Sport)
  • Assessment ( Scholastic, career, subject choice, personal growth, MMCI, MMPI)
  • Outpatient Drug Treatment (Adolescent/Adult) (Assessment, individual sessions, family sessions)
  • Group based Adventure Therapy
  • Group Psycho education/workshops

 

Adults and Adolescents:

Presenting complaints that may be addressed in therapy include:

 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Parental Guidance
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Bereavement
  • Drug abuse
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Academic difficulties (study skills)
  • Self-Growth and exploration (Self esteem, self-motivation, decision making, personality development)
  • Eating and sleeping Problems
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Performance development (Sport)

 

 

 

 

Children

 

When conducting sessions with children, I use Play therapy techniques. Play therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and assist children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. Various forms of ‘play’ are utilized in therapy to help the child express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to do so. Although everyone benefits, play therapy is especially appropriate for children ages 3 through 12 years old. Teenagers and adults have also benefited from play techniques.

Possible outcomes of Play Therapy:

  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems.
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others.
  • Learn to identify, experience and express emotion more effectively.
  • Cultivate empathy and respect for the thoughts and feelings of others.
  • Learn and apply new social skills.
  • Develop self-efficacy and self confidence.