Psychological Solutions

Clinical and Educational Psychologists

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Preleen Sookoo

Clinical Psychologist

Preleen Sookoo is the founder and director of Psychological Solutions SA. She is a clinical psychologist with a Masters degree in clinical psychology. She is registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), and the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF).

Preleen is additionally a registered trauma counsellor with extensive experience in this field. She has been trained in hypnotherapy by the South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis (SASCH) and has experience in various therapeutic modalities, forensic psychology and psychological assessments. She also holds a diploma in Human Resources Management and Training which provides her with the expertise to deal with employee well-being in the stream of corporate psychology.

Preleen is passionate about helping people to live masterful lives, and works within a multidisciplinary team to help people who have life adjustment problems, emotional problems or mental illnesses. She has had a range of experience within various hospital complexes in KwaZulu-Natal, and is equipped to provide counselling, and long and short term psychotherapy to inpatients and outpatients. Since she believes that everyone is unique, all her interventions are tailored to meet the specific needs of every client. Preleen is currently based in Ballito and Umhlanga.

Her areas of interest include:

  • Trauma counselling
  • Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar mood disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Grief counselling
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Couples counselling
  • Psychological assessments

Jackie Rahm

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Jackie is an educational psychologist, who is located in the Umhlanga area. She has a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, and is registered as a psychologist with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and as a professional healthcare provider with the Board of Healthcare Funders of South Africa (BHF).

Jackie started her career as a primary school and remedial teacher. After teaching for ten years, she went into the clothing industry, where she worked as a fashion and corporate clothing designer, and manufacturing coordinator. She left the clothing industry to study psychology, and qualified first as a registered trauma counsellor, and later as a psychologist. She has provided trauma counselling for both child and adult in-patients and out-patients at Addington Hospital, and has done voluntary counselling and life skills programs in children’s homes, including Boys and Girls Town in Tongaat. She relates particularly well to children and adolescents, and has in-depth experience in all types of psycho-educational assessments.

Although client preferences are always a top priority, Jackie’s preferred therapies are situated within the framework of Gestalt Therapy, which accounts for both mind and body. She embraces a nondirective, empathic, and Rogerian approach, which assumes that every person has the capacity to attain their own highest potential.

She is contracted to most medical aids and charges medical aid rates.

Her special interests include:

  • School readiness assessments for pre-school children
  • Psycho-educational assessments for school-age children
  • Career assessments for adolescents
  • Stress and relaxation therapy for adolescents and adults
  • Solution Focused Therapy for adolescents and adults
  • Trauma counselling for all ages

Pebetse Matabane

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Pebetse is a clinical psychologist based in Pretoria. She holds an under graduate qualification in B-Psychology obtained at the University of Zululand and she furthered her studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College) where she completed her Masters degree in Social Sciences.

She is equipped with the skills to utilize different treatment modalities as per patient’s need e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and the Analysis of Projectives. She is registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Health care Funders (BHF). Pebetse is also a member of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA).

Pebetse’s interests include:

  • Grief therapy
  • Trauma counselling
  • Pre & post HIV/ AIDS counselling
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychological assessment for adults and children