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now in Durbanville

“My therapeutic approach is holistic and integrative as I believe that we are all unique individuals, as such I choose the best therapeutic approach best suited to each child, adolescent, individual or family. I believe in utilising an eco-systemic approach which takes all the environmental factors and individuals that impact a child’s life into consideration" Charlene Wessels

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Meet the Team

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Charlene Wessels

Educational Psychologist

MEd Psych (UJ) Cum Laude, BEd Hons (UNISA) Cum Laude, PGCE (UNISA) Cum Laude, BA (UP)

PR 0719730 | PS 0137545

Charlene Wessels is a qualified registered Educational Psychologist. She holds a Masters degree in Educational Psychology which she obtained from the University of Johannesburg (Cum laude). She has also obtained her Honors in School Guidance and Counselling (Cum laude), Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a Bachelor in Arts (Drama & Psychology).

Charlene is currently in private practice at Unit 5 Medius House, Loerie Park, 15 Paul Kruger street, Durbanville, Cape Town. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults, guiding and assisting them on their path to emotional, social and behavioural wellness. She also enjoys working with families providing parental guidance.

As a bilingual South African, Charlene practices in both English and Afrikaans. Charlene offers a wide variety of services, including individual psychotherapy, play therapy, psychological assessments, parental guidance, and presentations/ workshops. Charlene has worked in both private and government schools for 10 years as an educator and as Head of wellness. She has also practiced as an Educational Psychologist within a school environment and a private practice setting.

Andrea du Toit


Bachelor of Arts (Health Sciences and Social Services, BSocSci Psychology (Honours), BPsych Equivalence - Psychometry (Stellenbosch)

HPCSA reg. PMT0098779

Catherine Vellacott

Locum Educational Psychologist

M.Ed (Ed Psych) (UJ), B.Ed (Hons) (Ed Psych) (UJ) (Cum Laude), PGCE (Foundation Phase) (Unisa) (Cum Laude), B.Soc.Sci SWK (Hons) (UCT)

HPCSA Reg No. PS 0139955 Pr. No. 0761753

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Charlene's therapeutic approach is holistic and integrative as she believes we are all unique individuals as such she chooses the therapeutic approach that is best suited to each child, adolescent, individual or family.

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Charlene offers a wide variety of assessments including psycho- educational assessment, accomodation assessment, dyslexia screening assessments, school readiness assessment, career assessment and social/emotional assessment.

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Training events, workshops, and presentations are presented according to a flexible schedule and can be arranged on request for groups of adults, teachers, school management or counsellors/psychologists.

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Parental Support

Parental support is provided to parents who may need guidance on parenting children with learning, behavioural,emotional or social difficulties.

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Study Skills

Study skills workshops are presented to learners/students who may need assistance with development of note taking skills, study techniques, memorisation techniques, time management and stress management.

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Parenting plans and mediation

Parenting plans and mediation are provided to improve the communication between parties. Different aspects of mediation include divorce and family mediation, step-parent mediation and child-parent mediation.

The benefits that an Educational Psychologist can provide to you and your children cannot be measured in immediate monetory value, nor can you apply conventional measurement scales to a specific start and end goal. Instead, we focus on the specific individual's current functioning and the ideal goal of the child in the domain of learning and development. The Educational Psychological support that I provide is not limited to children and parents. I also specialise in providing workshops and in-depth training to teachers and groups on various topics in this space.

Charlene Wessels, Educational Psychologist, Durbanville is affiliated with:

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Unit 5 Medius House, Loerie Park, 15 Paul Kruger street, Durbanville,
Cape Town


Reception: +27(0)79 3577334   
After hours / emergencies:
+27(0)76 0902181

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