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Psychologist: Elmien Aspeling
 

Elmien Aspeling

Elmien Aspeling has been running a private practice as Psychologist for 13 years.

She has obtained various international qualifications since opening her practice in 2004 to enhance her scope of practice and expertise as psychologist. She has pulled together a group of 7 psychologists working on her premises to provide a multi-disciplinary team able to serve all clients. She is the founder and executive director of COREFORMATION started in 2015 assisting companies with performance psychology work and potential unleashing of people, the core of any business’s success. 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 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 organizations. She has obtained several additional qualifications in the psychology field apart from her Master’s degree.

In the private practice of her career she has conducted well over 8000 therapeutic sessions in the past 14 years. She believes 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, her philosophy as well as her qualifications.

 



Associate Psychologist: Malinka Kusel
 

Malinka Kusel

Malinka is a qualified as a clinical psychologist and family mediator. She comes from a background as registered counsellor where her main focus was trauma related work and working with first responders. As a therapist she views individuals as the experts in their own lives who at times can become overwhelmed with their circumstances leading them experiencing difficulties in their everyday lives and relationships. She has a passion for working with primary school aged children, trauma related difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, couples and adults. Malinka is a person centred therapist with a strong emphasis on solution focused interventions aiming to empower the client. As family mediator Malinka play’s a different role as when in the role of a psychologist and therapist. In this her main focus is to act as a peace keeper between the parties involved, and when children are involved to minimise the impact on them.

Special interest in trauma, first responders and primary school aged children

- Development (delays/difficulties)
- ADHD
- Oppositional deviant disorder / conduct disorder
- Divorce
- Anxiety
- Adjustment
- Grief & bereavement
- School assessment
- Frontal lobe functioning
- Enuresis/encopresis
- Parental guidance / psycho-educational session regarding any of the aspects mentioned

- Divorce
- Conflict
- Merged family
- Death
- Adjustment

- Adjustment difficulties (including newly diagnosed illnesses)
- Grief & bereavement
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Bipolar mood disorder
- PTSD
- Interpersonal conflict
- Neuro-cognitive difficulties following traumatic brain injury
- Trauma related difficulties
- Pre-amputation counselling
- Supportive therapy
- Couples therapy
- First responders (paramedics, police, firefighters)
- Personality disorders
 

- Adjustment difficulties (including newly diagnosed illnesses)
- Debriefing
- Psycho-educational groups:
    - Depression
    - Bipolar mood disorder
    - PTSD 

Please view her qualifications.

 



Associate Psychologist: Emmanuel Davel
 

Emmanuel Davel

As a Psychologist I prescribe to an integrative therapeutic approach, meaning I tailor my therapeutic approach around the specific needs of each individual client. I am a bilingual and fluent in both English and Afrikaans. I completed a BA and Honours degree from the University of Pretoria as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). I worked as a teacher at two prestigious High Schools in Pretoria as part of my PGCE course practical training. I completed my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology through the University of Johannesburg in 2015.

As an intern I worked at Johannesburg Metro Community Clinics and Helen Joseph Hospital. During my community service year I worked for the West Rand Community Clinics District. In both my Internship and Community Service years I gained practical experience working in in-patient and out-patient settings. I also worked closely with multi-disciplinary teams of Doctors, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Psychiatric Nursing staff to provide the best care for both in-patient psychiatric patients and to provide follow up care for out-patients. In all of these settings I worked with adults, adolescents and children. I provided individual therapy, group therapy, play therapy and psychological assessment. I have worked in Private Practice since completing my Community Service.

Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focussed Therapy/ Solution focussed play therapy
  • Mindfulness CBT
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Systemic Approach (Family Therapy)

Please view his qualifications.

 



Associate Psychologist: Ilé Schutte
 

Ilé Schutte

Ilé has been in full time private practice for three years. Her approach is characterised by a person-centered stance yet she is goal-oriented and determined to assist her clients in the best way possible. She views clients from a holistic perspective, incorporating various approaches and techniques to suit the client and address the need of the client. These approaches include the following:

  • Interactional Pattern Analysis (IPA)
  • Medical Hypnoanalysis (MHA)
  • Impact Therapy
  • Mindfulness Acceptance Commitment (MAC) approach

Ilé works with teenagers and adults addressing various difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem problems, sexual identity problems, eating disorders and more.

She has extensive experience in Couples Therapy and she is also qualified to do Sport Psychology with athletes on any level (amateur to professional).

Please view her qualifications.

 



Associate Psychologist: Lauren Leon
 

Lauren Leon

Meaning is not something you stumble across. It is something you build into your life” – John Gardner

So often we find ourselves stuck in our lives, unhappy but at the same time anxious and fearful about making real and lasting change. Uncertain about what change is needed, what direction to go in and whether the change will bring happiness. In therapy, enabling clients to create meaning and purpose in their lives assists them to make a change and live a fulfilling life, despite the challenges faced. You are the only one who can create a unique artwork, that will be your life. Let it be a life that has dignity and meaning for you.

Therapy and Assessment for both Teenagers and Adults:

  • Needing to make a change in life (divorce, marriage, moving, career change, promotion etc)
  • Difficulties in interpersonal relationships such as work relationships, partners, family and extended family
  • Difficulties in performance areas such as sport performance, work performance and academic performance
  • Self-discovery and personal growth

Additional Services offered

  • Subject choice, career choice and career change assessments
  • Personalized Training Workshops
  • Supervision
  • Reduced rates for student and intern psychologists
  • Corporate wellness, training and development
  • CPD accredited workshops

Please view her qualifications.

 


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