As a Registered Counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa's (HPCSA) Board of Psychology, Chantele provides accessible psychological services to her young clients within the school and university community.
With a special interest in resilience, optimal child development and early prevention, she has dedicated her practice to the wellness of young people. Those with various social, emotional and behavioural difficulties are supported through her offerings of Play Therapy, Counselling and (education and career related) Psychological Assessments. All sessions take place in an emotionally safe environment where stories, growth and healing unfold.
In practice, Chantele takes a systemic and holistic whole-person approach to health. She draws from various evidence-based approaches according to the needs of each client, incl. Gestalt Play Therapy, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Practices. Each approach is founded in authenticity, trust, empathy and unconditional positive regard for clients.
" My hope, is for our younger generation to live feeling validated, integrated and whole. It is a privilege to help realise a persons inherent potential and to walk this path with their families. "
Chantele has a professional background in Psychology and Education that has provided the strong foundation for her work with young people. Her professional training took place at Cornerstone Institute where she obtained her BPsych Hons (Couns.) with distinction. Her accompanying 720-hour internship was completed at Gene Louw Primary School, Cape Town. Additional community service was offered at Noah’s Ark Pre-Primary, James House, St. Michaels Child and Youth Care Centre and the Her Foundation.
In addition, she has achieved her BEdHons with Specialisation in Psycho-Educational Support (Unisa), with distinction. Chantele initially graduated with a Degree in Psychology from Stellenbosch University. Whilst there, she continued with postgraduate teaching and qualified as a FET and Senior Phase educator. This included an internship as an educator at a local high school.
Chantele is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa's (HPCSA) Board of Psychology and with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). This ensures that she has met the stringent training requirements to register in her field, complies with annual Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and is bound by strong ethical guidelines when practicing. In addition, this allows clients who are covered by their medical aid to claim back services. Chantele is further registered as an educator with the South African Council for Educators (SACE); the professional regulatory body for teachers in South Africa.
HPCSA : PRC0036994
PRACTICE NO : 0875996
SACE : 12627441
BPsych Eq Hons Couns, (Cum Laude), Cornerstone Institute
BEdHons with Specialisation in Psycho-Educational Support, (Cum Laude), Unisa
Postgraduate Certificate in Education PGCE, Stellenbosch University
BA Humanities Degree (in Psychology), Stellenbosch University