Hi there ! My name is Lerato Samy (Mrs) and I am a qualified Health Professional Council of South Africa Registered Counsellor (PRC 0020796, BHF 0831417).
I obtained my BPsych degree at Midrand Graduate Institute (now Pearson Institute of Higher Education) in 2011 where I also completed my 720 hours of internship.
My extensive psychological background and experience is derived from working with different organisations such as The Teddy Bear Clinic for sexually abused children, the Phelophepa Health Train providing counselling services to less privileged communities in the Eastern Cape. I also worked at both Crescent and Cluny Farms, facilitating psycho-social programmes with people living with mental disabilities. Furthermore, I co-facilitated conflict resolution and anger management psycho-social programmes at the Leeuwkop Correctional Services for inmates. I have also done work at the Midrand Police Station’s Victim Empowerment Unit where I provided debriefing sessions for victims of crime. Last but not least, I also practiced as a counsellor at the university where I studied, offering free counselling to students.
I am a trained and certified Level 1 Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) and 16 PF Personality Test Practitioner.
My other qualifications include a Masters degree in Political Studies with a focus on Human rights and Development (2017) and a second Masters Degree in Social Development (2019) both from the University of the Witwatersrand.
As a professional mental health practitioner, I hold firm belief that the psychological well-being of an individual is the cornerstone of any healthy community.
My working languages: English, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana and Xitsonga. I am Level A2 French speaker.
Other counselling offered: Christian Counselling (please note that this is not by default and only upon request).