“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”
Practice nr: 864 0785
BA (UP)(Cum Laude), BA(Hons Psych) (UP), MA(Counselling Psych) (UP)(Cum Laude)
I am a Counselling Psychologist in Private Practice since 1998. I recently relocated from Pretoria to the Western Cape. I have a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves by travelling with them on their unique life’s journey, for a period in time. I have a passion for psychotherapy, life coaching and corporate mental health and wellness. I enjoy working with a variety of people of different developmental stages from adolescence to the elderly, from varying backgrounds – with an array of life challenges and disorders. Further I also have a passion for Psycho-educational Training, Personal Growth and Awareness Workshops as well as Retreats – mostly for couples (pre-marital, marriage enrichment or couples per se) or Healing Retreats after loss and bereavement. Silent Retreats will also be offered soon to enhance mindfulness in our extremely busy and stressful lives.
Further I believe we are all wired for connection – as no man is an island – despite our uniqueness. By clients allowing me, as a professional, to journey with them for a point in time, I can address and help each client to overcome or manage their life challenges and hence facilitate the client’s healing process. As my motto is – LIFE IS A JOURNEY OF HEALING GRACE – embrace it and actively reach out to get the professional help to walk your Journey of Healing Grace – take the first step and start your healing journey today.
I believe that therapy, same as life, is a journey we choose to travel. You must be willing to take the first step to enter into a therapeutic journey (relationship) to heal and grow into the individual you were created to be. A therapeutic journey (relationship) where you can be heard, understood, and equipped to deal with your own life challenges and illness. I have experienced throughout life and years of practice, that a great deal of healing occurs when you feel that you have truly been heard and I pride myself in being an excellent therapeutic listener.
I choose to follow a Holistic Approach to therapy as I believe that nature and nurture both play an important role in who we are at any given point of our life’s journey. As we are already formed in our very being from in-vitro onwards, together with the environment we are born into and live in; hence each person’s internal world and external environment is taken into consideration in my approach. I therefore favour a general system and a cognitive behaviour (CBT) approach to psychotherapy. Mindfulness and Gestalt Therapy also play an integral part of my therapy. Hence my use of Colour Therapy (see the review on Colour Therapy, even effective online) as one of my tools of Gestalt Therapy. As beforementioned, I see each person as an individual on their own unique life journey with their own unique life challenges and thus I personalise my therapy accordingly.
I have gained a wide variety of experience in individual, couples, family, group therapy and small corporate assessments and employee wellness. I work well with adolescents, adults and the elderly from different cultural backgrounds as well as small corporate environments. If needed, I work closely with other professionals and refer where needed, to ensure the best treatment for each individual client.
Services can be provided in English, Afrikaans and German.
Psychological services offered:
- Stress, burnout, anxiety. and depression
- Trauma and debriefing
- Interpersonal and relationship problematics
- Loss and grief (including peri-and neonatal loss)
- Adjustment difficulties
- Meaning of life and mindfulness
- Colour therapy
COUPLES AND/OR MARRIAGE COUNSELLING
- Premarital counselling
- Communication and conflict
- Understanding my partner – psychometric assessments
- Couple or marital enrichment courses
- Family therapy
WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS
- Psycho-educational workshops
- Couple retreats
- “Healing after loss” retreats
- Customised retreats and workshops
- Soft Life Skills Workshops
- Employee wellness – individual therapy for employees
- Trauma/Trauma debriefing
- Psychometric assessments
“ I have been with Zelda in sessions in 2021- ( all via ZOOM). At first, I thought it will be the same experience I had in the past with counsellors. But what an amazing journey it has been. She mentioned colour therapy and I thought I will do some colouring exercises. The colour therapy […]
It does not have to be that hard. It’s not easy, by any account – but sometimes you just need a little help to make life good. My partner and I finally moved in together after 12 years. Finally! we thought, but we needed a little help. Old habits rubbed against each other. My partner […]
This client wrote a letter to herself nearing the end of her therapy and the whole idea of therapy as a journey is portrayed herein… Hierdie klient het ‘n brief aan haarself geskryf wat die terapie as ‘n reistog beskryf het. So, what did I learn about myself on this journey? Before starting with this […]
Individual Therapy: I have seen many psychologists through the last 15 years or so, but never have I as felt as comfortable as I have with Zelda. I started seeing Zelda during a very difficult time in my life. My daughter, who is an only child, was moving out and getting married, I was going […]
Munich Germany 14 June 2021 To whom it may concern, I am very pleased to write a Short Review of my experiences during my time in Therapy with Mrs. Zelda Language. I was referred to Zelda in 2017 after making little progress with two other Therapists concerning my Substance Abuse issues. Looking back, I think […]
My Practice accepts two possible payment methods:
- MEDICAL AID CLAIMS.
Session fees are charged in accordance to medical aid tariffs. Fees are claimed directly from medical aid. It however remains the responsibility of each client to converse with their medical aid regarding the psychological services they are covered for. At all times, the client remains responsible for all outstanding fees not covered by their medical aid
- CASH PAYMENTS:
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP SESSIONS: –
An invoice will be issued weekly for individual and couple or group sessions and an EFT payment needs to be made within 7 days. Face to Face sessions can also be paid after each session via YOCO card machine.
An invoice will be issued prior to the corporate session/s or workshops and needs to be settled in full before commencement thereof. A retainer can be negotiated.
Please take note that appointments should be cancelled 24 hours in advance – failure to do so will result in a missed appointment fee charge.
PLEASE NOTE ALL BOOKINGS ARE TO BE MADE VIA
WhatsApp: +2784 491 1201 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICES ARE OFFERED ONLINE – ZOOM or WHATSAPP VIDEO CALL –
FACE TO FACE SESSIONS CAN BE ARRANGED IN THE WESTERN CAPE and at certain times of the year in Pretoria and surrounding areas – as I do travel to Pretoria occasionally.
CURRENT OFFICE HOURS:
MONDAY to FRIDAY
08h30 to 17h30
08h00 to 12h00
(I will attend to WhatsApp messages and emails during office hours)
In case of emergency, please contact the following numbers:
LifeLine South Africa 0861 322 322
SADAG South African Depression and Anxiety Group
SADAG 24hr Helpline 0800 456 789 or SADAG Suicidal Emergency 0800 567 567