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 the Lighthouse Therapy Centre, Mulberry Hill Office Park, Dainfern where she enjoys working with children and adolescents 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
Charlene has taught in both private and government schools for a total of 7 years. She has also practiced as an Educational Psychologist within a school environment and a private practice setting.
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.
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.
Parental support is provided to parents who may need guidance on parenting children with learning, behavioural,emotional or social difficulties.
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.
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.