Melissa Bothma; Educational Psychologist
About Melissa Bothma; Educational Psychologist
Melissa provides the following psychological services for children:
Educational assessments, school readiness assessments, individual psychotherapy in the form of play therapy, as well as parental guidance to the parents of a child client.
Services offered to adolescent clients are educational and subject choice assessments, career counselling and individual psychotherapy to address behavioural, identity, self-esteem and social issues.
Lastly, Melissa provides the following psychological services to adults: career counselling and guidance as well as individual psychotherapy which address a variety of emotional difficulties which include aspects such as loss / bereavement, personal identity, anger management, relationship difficulties as well as sexual health and education.
Melissa completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Stellenbosch obtaining the following qualifications: B.Ed. Psych Honours, Post Graduate Certificate in Education and BA Social Dynamics (Psychology & Sociology).These qualifications resulted in her being a qualified high school teacher, school counsellor and registered psychometrist.
The completion of her Masters in Educational Psychology, as well as her internship took place at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, working at various mainstream schools, special needs schools, a drug rehabilitation centre and university Student Counselling Centre.