About Yvonne

I am a registered counselling psychologist offering services in Edenvale, Johannesburg and surrounding areas. I am passionate about empowering people to live their lives with insight, peace and contentment. I aspire to provide a warm, supportive and open environment that is non-judgmental. 

My approach to treatment is guided by my client’s needs, however, I primarily work from a narrative orientation. This means, I work collaboratively with my clients to externalize their problems or challenges, helping them to deconstruct the problematic story so we can begin to reconstruct it. This allows the client to identify their innate skills, talents, strengths and resources so they may call upon them more consciously when needed.

 

I have a Master of Social Sciences degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of KwaZulu Natal. I completed my internship at the Durban University of Technology where I provided psychological services to students in the form of therapy, psycho-educational workshops and assessments. Since qualifying as a Counselling psychologist, I have worked in a variety of settings; working with university students at both DUT and UKZN offering counselling and assessments for a variety of emotional, behavioural and career related challenges, as well as lecturing. I have also had the opportunity to manage the Child and Family Centre, a psychology training clinic for Masters students at UKZN, where I supervised and managed intern psychologists, liaised with the surrounding community with regards to offering community based psychological interventions as well as managing the day to day running of the clinic. More recently, I have worked with Justice and Women, a non-profit organisation working with women and adolescents in rural KZN. My role entailed managing the adolescent and parenting aspect of the project, creating psycho-educational based interventions that address the needs of both adolescents and their families in order to create stronger, lasting relationships with in the families and the community.