Therapeutic Interventions

Tina Doukas


Educational Psychologist
HPCSA Reg. No: PS 0125130 Prac. No: 0546208

BA Psych (UP) | PGCE ECD & Foundation Phase (UP) | B.Ed Psych Hons.(UP) | M.Ed Psych (UP)

I am a registered Educational Psychologist as well as a qualified teacher for the early childhood and development phase. I am extremely passionate about my work and have a special interest in working with children and adolescents. I completed my internship in 2012 and continued working at a full-time remedial school where learners received therapeutic and individualised remedial support. Working in a multidisciplinary team – which consisted of parents, teachers, remedial, speech and occupational therapists – enriched my experience and ignited my passion for working collaboratively with all significant role players in a child’s life. I subsequently followed my dream of opening up an established private practice within a mainstream school environment, servicing the learners and working closely with parents and teachers. I specialise in identifying learning difficulties in the foundation, intermediate and senior phases (Grade R-12). I believe that early diagnosis and interventions lead to greatly enhanced outcomes for learners who experience barriers to learning. I attend regular courses to expanded my knowledge about various learning barriers and learn new skills and techniques to empower children to rise above their scholastic, emotional and social barriers. I have a special interest in play therapy with children and also provide counselling for adolescents and parental guidance and support for families.


Melina Georgiou


Educational Psychologist
HPCSA Reg. No: PS 0125385 Prac. No: 054957

BA Psych (UP) | PGCE Senior Phase (UP) | B.Ed Psych Hons.(UP) | M.Ed Psych (UP)

My journey as an Educational Psychologist began during my teaching practical for the subject of Life Orientation. Throughout that time I was approached by a variety of learners seeking emotional and learning support. It was then that I realised that I wanted to engage with the learners on a more in-depth and personal level. I went on to actualise my passion for educational psychology by obtaining my Masters degree Thereafter, I gained invaluable experience during my internship year at the Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) at the University of Johannesburg. I was afforded the opportunity of working with a diversity of clients, including children, adolescents and young adults. I gained experience administering psycho-educational, career and emotional assessments and was exposed to a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques. I was additionally trained in intermediate Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and Ego State therapy. I have a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults. My approach is grounded in the paradigm of positive psychology, thus with a strong focus on working with individuals from a strengths-based approach. My motivation in work and life is to make a positive impact on the lives of others; to facilitate individuals in actualising their optimal potential; to provide guidance and support; and to personally keep learning and growing.


Tracey Voigt


Educational Psychologist
HPCSA Reg. No: PS 0115517 Prac. No: 0429414

BA Psych (Unisa)PGCE FET Phase (UJ) | BA Hons Psychology (UJ) | BA Hons Psychology (UJ)

I am an Educational Psychologist registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF). In addition to being a registered Educational Psychologist, I am also a qualified teacher. I have had the privilege of working in both remedial as well as mainstream schools, and developed an ever-growing love for the work I do. In 2008, I obtained my psychometry qualification and registration. Thereafter, I qualified as an Educational Psychologist in 2011 and began working in Private Practice. I am passionate about psychology, education and children and would like to contribute to the processes involving some of the challenges faced by the youth of today. Thus, positively influence the practices, experiences, health and well-being of learners by assisting them in succeeding academically, socially, behaviourally and emotionally by identifying and addressing any learning and/or behavioural difficulties that may interfere with their ability to realise and achieve their full potential. It is my belief that each client is unique and thus utilise an integrative approach. This means that I do not subscribe to only one psychotherapeutic school of thought, but rather use an integration of different approaches so as to ensure a goodness of fit between my client’s needs and the chosen therapeutic approach.

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