Our team of psychologists
Our psychologists are based in Sandton and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF).
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Director & Clinical Psychologist
“We are all a little broken but broken crayons still colour” Trent Shelton. This is one of my favourite quotes because it demystifies the myth that we should be perfect. We should not be perfect! In order to be true to ourselves, we need to see that we are a little broken.
My interests in psychotherapy are broad, as I enjoy forming therapeutic relationships with clients and facilitating a healing process. I am flexible in my working modality, as I have been exposed to various settings and different clientele.
My interventions are determined by the client’s needs. I use both short term and long-term approaches depending on the need at the time. I do however, favour a psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy, which involves exploring clients’ difficulties in depth, in a way that has the potential to create profound and sustained change.
Dr Lerato Motsoaledi
Lerato’s experience as a registered clinical psychologist in private practice, the public, private and academic sectors spans 22 years. She is currently in private practice assisting teenagers and adults with challenges ranging from depression, anxiety and trauma to bereavement and work-related problems.
She also works with couples experiencing marital difficulties and does neuropsychological assessments for the Road Accident Fund.
Lerato obtained a PhD in consulting psychology in 2010. She gained extensive experience as an internal organizational development consultant and in management consultancy.
Her consulting offerings include employee wellness, diversity management, executive coaching, team and leadership development, training and facilitation.
Nthopele T. Mabandla
“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for.” Carl Rogers
Nthopele is an HPCSA registered Counselling Psychologist and holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS).
Nthopele has experience in both adult and child psychotherapy, psychological assessments, mental wellness presentations as well as medico-legal assessments. She has worked in various mental health institutions such as WITS’s CCDU (Counselling and Careers Development Unit), SADAG, Lifeline and UBUBELE to name a few.
With a strong psychodynamic background, Nthopele does utilise various therapeutic modalities – such as CBT and or SFT- relevant to the client’s needs and context. She believes that psychotherapy cannot happen in a vacuum and that one ought to be mindful of issues of diversity and socio-economic factors. Nthopele is interested in forming synergies between traditional psychotherapy and alternate therapies and in this complex fast-paced world, believes that mental health and wellness is a combination of a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Lesego M. Ndhlovu
My name is Lesego Matlhabela Ndhlovu. I am a HPCSA registered Counselling Psychologist. I obtained my Bacher of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) as well as my Masters of Arts in Community-based Counselling Psychology degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand.
I have experience working at a University setting, the NGO sector as well as community-based projects. I have offered psychological services including psychotherapy and psychological assessments to adults and children from diverse backgrounds. I mostly utilize the psychodynamic approach due to its proven potential to bring about long-term, sustainable changes. However, I am flexible on a case to case basis.
I advocate for the validation of people’s experiences, beliefs and convictions, and in their potential to search within themselves and around them for tools to facilitate personal growth and healing. I strongly believe in the notion that ‘you cannot pour from an empty cup’, which stems from the position that people need to prioritise ‘self-care’, to be able to offer themselves to others and the world. Through psychotherapy I offer a space for individuals, couples, and groups to refill their cups, to allow them to function optimally in society.