Psychology Service

Premier Care Clinic (Masaki) offers a comprehensive range of psychological services. Counselling (General).

Premier Care Clinic (Masaki) offers a comprehensive range of psychological services. Counselling (General) Psychologist Amaechi Nduka-Agwu, (link to Amaechi’s page) provides therapy and coaching for children, adults, couples and families, and Educational (Child) Psychologist Anel van der Walt (link to Anel’s page) offers therapy and psychological assessments for children and adolescents. Both psychologists are internationally trained and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Premier Care Clinic (Masaki) offers a comprehensive range of psychological services. Counselling (General) Psychologist Amaechi Nduka-Agwu, (link to Amaechi’s page) provides therapy and coaching for children, adults, couples and families, and Educational (Child) Psychologist Anel van der Walt (link to Anel’s page) offers therapy and psychological assessments for children and adolescents. Both psychologists are internationally trained and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Therapy

  1. What can I expect from therapy?
  • Typically sessions last 45 to 60 minutes. The number of sessions varies; some clients reach their desired outcome within a few sessions, others take longer. Each person’s journey is unique and most people experience therapy as a safe space to process, heal and express themselves without judgement.
  1. Who comes for therapy?
  • People seek therapy for different reasons. Many of our younger clients are referred by their schools or healthcare professionals, while most adults are self-referred or find us through recommendation from a doctor.
  • However, anyone wishing to discover more about themselves, to improve, change or deal with something in their lives differently can come for therapy. Therapy can be a great way to identify and create the future you prefer, whether it is to deal with painful experiences, unhealthy habits, to cope better with loss, stress or relationship troubles, or as a way back to joy and hope.
  • Therapy can also be healthy and empowering for children and adolescents when dealing with emotional stressors that may impact daily functioning. Stressors may include struggles with self-esteem, dealing with bullying, the need to improve social skills, coping with bereavement, change, peer pressure, anxiety and more.
  1. Do psychologists prescribe medication?
  • No, as psychologists we are not medical doctors and we do not prescribe medication; we support and empower our clients to reach their desired mental health and life outcomes through the use of therapy , coaching and assessments. We will, however, work closely with your medical doctors when needed.

Assessment

  1. What is the purpose of assessments?
  • Psychometric assessments are used to identify strengths and areas of concern relating to a child’s thinking, feeling and development, including school-potential and –barriers, as well as career interests.
  • Corporate and team assessments give insight into team dynamics and can contribute to creating high performance environments, reducing conflict and improving communication.
  1. What assessments do you offer?
  • We offer scholastic, emotional and career assessments for children and adolescents.
  • For corporate assessments, please see below.
  1. Why does my child need an assessment?
  • A psychological assessment evaluates thinking, learning, emotions and behavior. Typical reasons for assessments include
      • Identifying barriers to learning (such as dyslexia, ADHD, sensory integration)
      • Identifying the need for extra support or accommodations due to differential learning needs
      • Exploring subject and career choices

Other/Corporate Services

If you are interested in our corporate services, including individual and team assessments, training and executive coaching, please send an email with your inquiry to amaechi(at)premiercareclinic.com or anel.vdwalt(at)premiercareclinic.com.