Educational Psychologist in Franschhoek and Val de Vie (Paarl)
There is a new Educational Psychologist in Franschhoek and Val de Vie (Paarl). After nearly ten years in private practice in Midstream Pretoria, Dr. Marisa van Niekerk has decided to open up a second Educational Psychology practice in Franschhoek and Val de Vie (Paarl), Western Cape.
Frequently asked questions to an Educational Psychologist in Franschhoek and Val de Vie (Paarl)
Below are some frequently asked questions about my Educational Psychology practice in Franschhoek and Val de Vie.
Q: When will your practice open up?
A: My husband and I will be relocating to Franschhoek towards the end of April, or early May 2022. As soon as we have settled in, my practice will be open.
Q: Do you only work with children in your practice?
A: Not at all. It is a frequent misconception that an Educational Psychologist only works with children. A child forms part of a family, and supporting a child sometimes mean that parents need counselling, and the focus shifts to them. My doctoral studies have focused on trauma counselling, and I have a special interest in trauma therapy. In the past nine years, I have worked with children as young as two years, and adults 82 years young.
Q: What other services do you offer?
A: I have a special interest in therapy and counselling, but also offer other services. Some of these are:
- Play therapy for children and adults
- Orthodidactic assessments
- School readiness assessments
- Dealing with anxiety. This can include separation anxiety in small children, but also day-to-day anxiety in adults
- Post divorce counselling and family therapy
- Therapy and counselling after the death of a loved one
- Developing better mental toughness.
Q: How do I book a session with you at your Franschhoek and Val de Vie practice?
A: My practice manager, René will be able to make a booking for you. You can contact her on +27 74 041 0081 or firstname.lastname@example.org. When booking a session for a child, the first session will be a parent interview, followed by subsequent sessions with the child alone. After three sessions with the child, a parent feedback session will be scheduled to determine the way forward.
Q: Where will your practice be located?
A: My psychology practice will be based in the Yard Offices in the centre of Val de Vie. I will also be working from my home in Franschhoek in certain time slots, to better serve the people from Franschhoek.
Q: Where can we read more about your practice and the services you offer?
A: My website is full of interesting articles about relevant educational psychology topics. You can also read more by following my Educational Psychology Facebook page, or browse my LinkedIn profile. You can also follow me on Twitter.