Margie is a qualified counselling psychologist who has been in private practice since 1997. She currently runs her private practice in a tranquil garden setting in Orchards, Johannesburg.  She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa with an official practice number from the Board of Healthcare Funders.

She works with clients of all ages and from all walks of life who are grappling with life difficulties. She offers therapy for individuals, couples, families and adolescents, and play therapy for children. The aim is to help them heal, grow and move towards a more productive and psychologically healthy life.

Margie has worked for a variety of institutions including the Child and Adult Guidance Unit at RAU, the Johannesburg Children’s Home and a number of schools in the Johannesburg area. She is also a founding member of a collaborative group of professional psychologists working as volunteers for the St. Columba’s Church Care Centre, established in 2013 and designed to offer a counselling service to the local community.

Margie has a particular interest in depression, bullying, pre-marital preparation and marital enrichment.

Establishing a trusting, empathic and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship is of key importance to her. She does not believe that there is a “one-fits-all” model of therapy nor in labelling and categorizing people. Each person is unique and therapy must be tailored to meet each person’s particular situation and needs. Confidentiality is also of paramount importance and will be strictly observed except in cases where there is the possibility of suicide, self-harm or harm to others.

The scope of practice of a counselling psychologist as outlined by the Health Professions Council of South Africa captures the essence of her work :

 “to assist relatively well-adjusted people in dealing with normal problems  of life, concerning all stages and aspects of a person’s existence in order to

facilitate desirable psychological adjustment, growth and maturity”.  

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