Educational Psychologists

Ronlynn Lotriet qualified as a teacher in the early 90’s and has been passionately involved in education and children’s needs ever since. She completed her masters degree in educational psychology at the University of Johannesburg in 1996 and was a founder member of The Strubensvalley Therapy Centre in 1997. She has lectured and written study material for teaching students at the University of Johannesburg in the areas of Educational Guidance and Learning Support and she is involved in the training of Psychology Interns and Psychometrists. She has worked in an English/Afrikaans multi-disciplinary school-based practice for over a decade and is dedicated to the interaction between therapists and therapeutic interventions in an inter-disciplinary approach to guiding, helping and supporting children towards emotional wellness.  Ronlynn and the other psychologists in the practice have both private school and government school experience and are also involved with schools for assisted learning. The practice offers developmental assessments; scholastic and emotional testing; play therapy; parental support and guidance as well as teacher consultation.  Ronlynn is married and has a teenage son and a daughter.

Fatimah Patel completed her Honours in Education and Psychology in 2007.  During this time, she worked with children with vulnerabilities at a children’s home on the West-Rand. Fatimah joined the practice in 2008 and completed her Masters in Educational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg in 2012. She has received elementary and intermediate training in clinical hypnosis and ego-state therapy. Fatimah is registered to administer the Stark-Griffin Dyslexia Diagnostic Test. Through a client-centred and eco-systemic approach, Fatimah enjoys assisting her clients to reach their potential in both their scholastic and personal capacities. Her services include individual therapy for adolescents, play therapy, family therapy, psychometric and psychological assessments, and concession & accommodation assessments in accordance with the IEB & GDE.

Ingrid Lamprecht obtained her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology at RAU. She completed her internship at the Institute for Child and Adult Guidance at RAU in 2003. Ms Lamprecht joined The Therapy Centre in 2004, initially on a full-time basis and currently on a part-time basis. Ms Lamprecht has over a decade of work experience as a psychotherapist in private practice, as well as consulting at schools in surrounding areas. She currently heads up a multi-disciplinary team at a primary school.

Occupational Therapists

Ninette Visser qualified after studying B OT at the University of Pretoria.  Thereafter she worked Leratong Hospital in Krugersdorp/Roodepoort with children with a variety of conditions such as developmental delay and cerebral palsy.  Ninette was a founder member of the Strubensvalley Therapy Centre in 1997.  Ninette worked in the USA providing occupational therapy services for children with special needs.  She is Ayres Sensory Integration qualified and serves on the  SAISI  board. (South African Institute for Sensory Integration). She is qualified in DIR (floortime).

Annemarie Bateman studied at the University of Stellenbosch and received her B.OT degree in 1993.  She worked at a paediatric practice in Oudtshoorn for a year.  Thereafter, Annemarie  joined a paediatric practice in Pretoria and worked there for eight years.  After moving to Johannesburg, she started at the Therapy Centre.  She has a special interest in sensory integration and therapeutic listening.

Sharon Bareiss studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, and qualified with a BSc (OT) in 1988. She then worked in the field of adult psychiatry for several years and was employed by WITS as a student tutor. Although Sharon pursued other interests while her children were young, she gained considerable hands-on experience as the mother of a severely physically and intellectually disabled daughter and two typically developing sons. Sharon is passionate about assisting all children in realising their full potential. She currently works at Strubensvalley Therapy Centre and at several schools on the West Rand.

Speech and Language Therapist

Rachel Singleton qualified as a Speech Therapist at Cape Town University in 2014. She has developed a strong interest in working with children and has a passion for special needs.  She currently sees all the children referred for therapy on Saturdays.

Remedial Therapist

Karin Bouwer completed her Honours degree in Education focusing on Educational and Learning Support at the University of Johannesburg in 2006. During this time, she worked with first and second Year university students as a tutor assisting with their educational needs at the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg. She then went abroad in 2007 where she worked within primary and nursery schools in London as a teacher. Karen has received training in play therapy in 2010 and enjoyed learning how to assist learners emotionally. Her biggest passion is helping learners to reach their full potential scholastically. Karen assists at schools in the area with remedial therapy and is available to help children with educational needs in the afternoons.

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