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The Team

Psychologists


Educational Psychologists

Dr Sonja Richards

Dr Sonja Richards is a registered Educational Psychologist and a qualified Counselling Psychologist. She further enhanced her qualification by obtaining a doctorate in Psychology at the University of Johannesburg.

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Kim Lazarus

Kim Lazarus is an Educational Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Kim obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. She then went on to complete her honours in Psychology and then her Masters in

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Orit Grossman

Orit Grossman has an extensive range of experience in child, adolescent, family and educational psychology. Her focus is the psychological, educational, social, emotional and behavioural development of individuals in order to assist them in reaching their true potential.

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Counselling Psychologist

Irene Hatzipapas

I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and with the Board of Healthcare Funders. I completed my master’s degree at the University of Pretoria. I believe that training and development is a lifelong pursuit and for this reason I have attended, and will continue to attend, numerous workshops to keep up to date with current developments.

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Clinical Psychologists

Meggan Chamberlain

Meggan Chamberlain is a Clinical Psychologist with a Master’s degree and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She has a special interest in Depression, Trauma, Anxiety and Couples Psychotherapy.

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Tshiamo Matabane

I’m a Masters Degree holder from the University of Johannesburg and registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

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Medico-Legal Practitioners

Including Industrial, Clinical, Neuro, Educational and Occupational Therapy

Orit Grossman (Psycho-Educational Assessments)

Orit Grossman has an extensive range of experience in child, adolescent, family and educational psychology. Her focus is the psychological, educational, social, emotional and behavioural development of individuals in order to assist them in reaching their true potential.

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Speech & Language Therapist

Avashni Ramnath

Avashni qualified at the University of Durban Westville with a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Therapy. She has worked for many years in Durban, before relocating to Johannesburg in 2011.

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Remedial Therapist

Lauren Smit

Lauren Smit graduated from the University of Pretoria with a degree in Foundation stage education and a major in remedial education. She has worked with many children with varying learning difficulties.

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Registered Counsellor

Vida Buchanan

Vida Buchanan, nee Beitz, is a registered counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English Literature (WITS), an honours degree in Psychology (UNISA) and BPsych (UNISA).

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Keila Vilanculo

Keila earned her honours degree in Psychology (Bsych) from the University of Venda, and completed her clinical practicum at Waterberg TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) College. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to practice as a registered counsellor.

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Dietician

Hilit Milner

Hilit Milner is a registered dietician. She completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Biochemistry and Physiology, at the University of Witwaterstrand. She then went on the complete a BSc Medical Honours Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Cape Town.

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Drama Therapist

Lireko Qhobela

Lireko (Pearl) Qhobela is a drama therapist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Master’s degree in Drama Therapy.

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Administration

Colleen Austin-Williams (practice manager)

Colleen is a very young at heart and energetic person who is passionate about people. She is an extremely friendly, compassionate, warm and bubbly person with a good sense of humour, and thrives on being around people.

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