SUPPORTIVE COUNSELLING FOR EACH STEP OF THE WAY

Whether you are anxious about work, impacted by a divorce or grieving the loss of a special person, there comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges.


I’m a registered Counselling Psychologist in Bryanston, and I’m here to support you as you navigate your way through new or challenging phases in life.

 

Sigmund Freud

"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”

 
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A BIT ABOUT THERAPY

Support | Confidentiality | Collaboration

Life can bring about many challenges, which can be hard to deal with alone. By seeing a psychologist, you can express your concerns freely in a confidential setting and make sense of your thoughts. I work together with you to find the best way forward. 


I have extensive experience in assisting with:

Feeling lonely, stuck, isolated or inadequate

Feeling anxious

Feeling down & in despair

Facing loss & grief

Helping individuals seeking personal growth, for example - improving coping skills, increasing self-understanding, self-insight and self-acceptance.

Family matters, such as play therapy, help with behaviour, or supporting mothers with PND.


Therapy can assist with:

Achieving more satisfaction in your daily life,

Gaining new understanding about yourself,

Developing new skill and changing behavioural patterns. 

Through this collaborative process, clients can attain a sense of ease and wellbeing in their relationship with themselves and others.

 

My Philosophy

My aim is to create a safe space and healing context for clients to explore their feelings & thoughts. Therapy is a time set out exclusively for you to talk about what is important in your life right now.

 

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

A Time Set Out Just For You

Therapy sessions offer you an experience where you can work together with someone to help you find a way forward. 
Take a look at the services I offer and get in touch with any inquiries.

 

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY & COUNSELLING

Psychotherapy | Narrative Therapy

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ASSESSMENTS AND CAREER GUIDANCE

School Readiness 
Scholastic/Educational Assessments
Developmental Assessment
Subject Choice
Career Guidance

School Supply

PARENTING SKILLS COACHING 0 - 6 YRS

Learn skills to help your child with emotions & build a secure base for future relationships.

Family Time

POSITIVE PARENTING SKILLS COACHING 6 YRS+

Reduce challenging behaviour and increase cooperation & confidence with these parenting techniques.

Family Time

PLAY THERAPY & DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

What is Play Therapy?
Determine if your child is developing well in all areas with The Griffiths Developmental Scales.

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GROUP THERAPY & TRAUMA DEBRIEFING

Trauma debriefings offer a time for those affected to talk about their experience.
I am a Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) practitioner, and offer this as part of sessions.

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MOTHER & CHILD SUPPORTIVE COUNSELLING

Supportive sessions for mothers & babies. Get in touch for post-natal home visits.

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BWRT: BRAIN WORKING RECURSIVE THERAPY

A simple neuroscience technique that assists in redirecting trauma and phobias.

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CONCESSION ASSESSMENTS

Determine if a learner requires extra support or accommodations to help reach their best potential.

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MY STORY

I’m a Counselling Psychologist who consult with individuals and families. My aim is to help people as they take on the task of bridging different life phases, which often can leave us feeling uncertain and challenged.


I gained a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI), a private university owned by Pearson Institute of Higher Education (UK), and have practiced for numerous years in private and public settings in Gauteng. 

I consult with a wide variety of clients dealing with issues around adjustment and well-being, including children, adolescents, adults, groups and mothers with infants. With adult clients, I tend to work dynamically but also approach each individual client to learn what style will best suit them. With children and parents, my approach entails working systemically in order for parents to find a way to support their child’s therapy. 


I obtained additional training in PIP (Parent-Infant Psychotherapy), Circle of Security Parenting, Narrative Therapy (The Dulwich Centre, Australia), Psychodynamic Play Therapy, Griffiths Developmental Assessment and Positive Parenting for School Aged Children. 



 

RATES & MEDICAL AID

Medical Aid Accepted

I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). Sessions can thus be claimed from your medical scheme, subject to your plan and available funds.

 

CONTACT

Thinking about starting therapy can be daunting.

However, finding somebody to guide you through life's changes can be helpful.

Please contact me for an initial session to explore your needs.

Bona Dea Centre

17 Moray Drive

Bryanston

0843437296

 

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HELPFUL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

 

EMERGENCY SUPPORT LINES

Courtesy of www.sadag.org

Dr Reddy's Help Line
0800 21 22 23

Pharmadynamics Police &Trauma Line
0800 20 50 26

Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline
0800 70 80 90

Destiny Helpline for Youth & Students
0800 41 42 43

ADHD Helpline
0800 55 44 33

Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline
0800 12 13 14
SMS 32312

Suicide Crisis Line
0800 567 567

SADAG Mental Health Line
011 234 4837

Akeso Psychiatric Response Unit 24 Hour
0861 435 787

COUNSELLING, PLAY THERAPY & ASSESSMENT

BY MARILISE NEL

0843437296

Bona Dea Centre

17 Moray Drive

Bryanston

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