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Meet The Team

When depression,  anxiety or trauma arise, we become tired, frustrated, fatigued, flat, lost, angry and may even experience problems in relationships, with money, with substances or with food. At Impact Therapy, situated in Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg, our Clinical, Educational and Counselling Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Medical Professionals make up a trusted network of specialists to assist with a wide range of psychological services.

Masters of Commerce in Leadership | University of KwaZulu-Natal 2018

MA Clinical Psychology | North-West University 2009

Bachelor of Psychology | University of Namibia 2007

Grant Strong – Clinical Psychologist

Grant Strong is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about treating children from 6 years of age and adolescents with a variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, anger, behavioural difficulties, self –esteem and emotional regulation problems.

“I work closely with parents of such children to help them understand the psychological needs of their children, how to identify patterns of unhelpful behaviours and how to intervene systemically within the family.

With adults, I focus on personality disturbances that often manifest with depression, anxiety, anger, withdrawal in relationships and sexual difficulties.

I tend to work a lot with clients who had traumatic experiences or significant changes in their lives that struggle to cope with the daily demands of life.

I am also passionate about working with professional people going through transitions in the workplace. In this context, I assist clients to identify personal growth objectives and develop better capacities to deal with uncertainties in their careers.”

Key areas of interest:

  • ADHD
  • Addictions (drugs, alcohol, eating, gambling)
  • Adolescent issues – Family Relationship Difficulties, Parental Divorce, Eating Disorders, Bullying, Identity Confusion)
  • Aggressive behaviour (Anger)
  • Anxiety/ Panic Disorders (Phobias, Generalized Anxiety, Bipolar, Panic Attacks)
  • Behavioural problems
  • Depression
  • Grief Therapy
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Parental Guidance
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Self-harm and suicidal behaviours
  • Trauma Therapy

M.Ed (Psych) (UJ)

B.Ed (Hons) (Psych) (UJ)

B.A (UJ)

B.Th (SA)

PGCE (FET) (UJ)

Christian Uitzinger – Educational Psychologist

Christian Uitzinger is an Educational Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. He provides a safe and welcoming space for children, adolescents and adults to explore, optimize and enhance their educational and psychological health and well-being.

“As an educational psychologist I apply the art and science of psychology and psychotherapy in the broad field of learning and development. Working mainly from a Solution Focused Brief Therapy perspective, I aim to provide a safe and welcoming space for children, adolescents and adults to explore, optimize and enhance their educational and psychological health and well-being.

I have specialized in training newly developed psychotherapies, namely Brainspotting and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT). I have a particular interest in working with trauma in young people (where I mainly use Brainspotting), as well as anxiety and issues around self-confidence and self -esteem. I also provide career counselling that aims to be transformative and motivational.”

Key areas of interest:

Chantal Da Cruz

MSC Psychology | MEDUNSA 2008

BA Honours Psychology | RAU 2005

BA Psychology | RAU 2003

Chantal Da Cruz – Clinical Psychologist

Chantal Da Cruz is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about treating children, teens and adults with a special interest in hypnotherapy.

“I am passionate about the interactional approach: viewing the individual from a systemic perspective and working with the communication, which is the basis of the relationship. I am dedicated to helping people achieve wellness in their interactions to lead more fulfilling lives.

I use play therapy, teddy bear therapy, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred therapy ”

 

Key areas of interest:

  • Play therapy
  • Teddy bear therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Person-Centred Therapy
Chantal Da Cruz

MA Counselling Psychology (UJ);

BA Honours in Psychology (UJ) (cum laude);

BA Psychology (UJ) (cum laude);

Level 1 EAGALA training;

ACDISA Trauma Counselling.

Ashleigh Yaman – Counselling Psychologist

Ashleigh Yaman is a Counselling Psychologist who is passionate about working with children, families and communities.

“At the core of who I am, is someone simply passionate about people. I am particularly passionate about working with children but in saying that I recognise the invaluable role of a well functioning family in the child’s development. Therefore, sometimes the best way for me to help a child is to help the parent relationship or the family system for example. I enjoy the creativity that working with children demands of me and simplicity (although it often feels contrary) of playing as a means of therapy.

I am also deeply passionate about community work. I’ve had the absolute privilege of volunteering at a stable yard that offers a variety of programmes to the children of Diepsloot. I’ve been most involved with two such programmes namely hippotherapy and an equine assisted psychotherapy group aimed at developing life skills based on deeper existential truths. These programmes serve a demographic that is considered to be high risk or vulnerable children who would otherwise never gain access to such interventions or programmes.”

 

Key areas of interest:

  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma Work
  • Career Guidance
  • Working with Young Adults
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Supportive Therapy

Jeanie Cavé – Business Owner and Psychotherapist

Jeanie Cavé is the business owner of Impact Therapy Centre. She is also a passionate psychotherapist working from a systemic psychotherapy paradigm and interpersonal psychotherapy model. She works with individuals, couples, families, groups, children adolescents and adults.

Key areas of interest:

Masters in Science (Psychology) | University of Limpopo 2012

Honours in Psychology | Rand Afrikaans University 2002

BA Psychology & Philosophy | University of South Africa 1999

Ashnee Kasseepursad – Clinical Psychologist

Ashness Kasseepursad is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups.

Key areas of interest:

  • Anxiety/panic
  • Anger/Self-harm behaviours
  • Depression and other mood related disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship difficulties