Qualifications: B.OccTher (UP), Ayres Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, DIR/Floortime Intermediate Provider, Tomatis Sound therapy Level 1, Interactive Metronome Peadiatric Best Practice, First Aid Level 1.
I was born here in Linden and grew up in the area. I completed my Degree at the University of Pretoria. After my community service year in Potchefstroom I returned to my home city. I started my formal career working at a special needs school in the mornings and in private practice in the afternoons. In 2012 I started my own practice. I am married to a wonderful husband and we have three amazing little ones that keep us quite occupied.
I furthered my studies which includes Ayres Sensory integration, Therapeutic Listening, Tomatis Listening Therapy, as well as Interactive Metronome. I am currently busy with another post graduate qualification, namely DIR Floortime.
CAITLYN DELL – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Qualifications: BSc. Occupational Therapy (UCT)
I am an occupational therapist, and I am passionate about working with people and helping them reach their full potential through fun, exciting activities.
I grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape and am the oldest of two daughters in a very close knit family. I always been passionate about working with people so after finishing school in 2010 I moved down to Cape Town to study Occupational Therapy at UCT and I completed my degree in 2014. I then moved back to the Eastern Cape in 2015 to do my community service year in Aliwal North. During this time I was exposed to a lot of paediatric OT and I completed the Infant Sensory Integration Training. In 2016 I moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where I taught English at a Kindergarten. I was privileged to learn about new cultures, travel Asia and experience self-
I then moved to Johannesburg and was given the opportunity to join the Therapeace team and I couldn't be more excited!
ANNIKA MEYER – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Qualifications: B.OccTher (UP), Interactive Metronome, First Aid Level 1.
I love children, fantasy play, traveling, good food and my little mutt named Kerneels . I was born and bred in Pretoria. After school I started studying Graphic Design at the University of Potchefstroom, but within months realised that my passion and purpose lies in the field of Occupational Therapy, which I then studied at the University of Pretoria.
I did my community service year at the Mother and Child Hospital in Newcastle, Kwazulu-
MILLICENT ROUX – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Qualifications: B.OccTher (UP), Ayres Sensory Integration (in training), DIR/Floortime Advanced Provider, Tomatis Sound Therapy Level 1, Interactive Metronome Peadiatric Best Practice, First Aid Level 1.
I am the eldest of two daughters and we are a close family. My parents have always been a stable support in my life and we enjoy spending family time together. I grew up in Johannesburg and went to school in the Linden area. I love living in Johannesburg and 11 years later my school friends are still my best friends. After high school I did a year course at a church that was aimed at knowing yourself and who you were made to be. During this year I discovered my interest in Occupational Therapy. I studied Occupational Therapy at the University of Pretoria. I have always had an interest in paediatrics and as soon as I had finished my community service year in Port Elizabeth, I applied to a paediatric post in my home town. I have been working in this practice for four years now and during this time I have furthered my studies in Ayers Sensory Integration, which I am in the process of completing. I am an Advanced DIR Floortime Provider, Interactive Metronome Provider and Tomatis Level 1 Practitioner.
ROZANNE VINCENT – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Qualifications: B.OccTher (UFS), Neuro Development Therapy, Ayres Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, DIR/Floortime Basic Provider, Tomatis Sound Therapy Level 1, Interactive Metronome, First Aid Level 1.
I was born in Cape Town, but grew up in Johannesburg. I am married and our son was born in October 2015. We are a close family and love spending time together. I studied at the University of the Free State and then came back to Johannesburg to officially start my career as an occupational therapist. I have furthered my knowledge in the paediatric field by completing various post graduate courses like Sensory Integration Therapy and Neuro Developmental Therapy. I have been in private practice since 2008. I love working with children ranging from babies to primary school.
CARIEN HUMAN – COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST
Qualifications: M.Soc.Sc Counselling Psychology (Cum Laude) , Tomatis Sound Therapy Level 1 , Interactive Metronome, First Aid Level 1.
I grew up in Bethlehem and completed my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of the Free State. My thesis focused on the development of leadership in adolescence. I have been living and working in Johannesburg since 2012 and I stayed, since I met my husband here. Our son, Joshua, was born on 9 October 2015. We love staying in the city and serving in our community. We attend His People Church and we enjoy spending our Saturdays at the Fairlands tennis club.
During my season in Bloemfontein I also completed additional training in play therapy level one and two through Dr. Rinda Blom. I completed an introductory course in Sand Play Therapy with Dr. Barbara Turner, and can therefore use sand play as a therapeutic tool. When working at the University of Johannesburg in 2012, I was also trained in Ego State Therapy and Eriksonian work and Group Therapy. Together with my husband, we have a SOZO inner healing ministry (advanced training completed). I enjoy working with any age group which includes adults (depression, anxiety, etc) and couples (or marital therapy).
CHRISTEL KOLVER – COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST
Qualifications: MA Counselling Psychology (NMMU)
I grew up in the Kruger National Park but due to the nature of my father’s work, we relocated frequently. The last few years I lived in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth where I completed my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. My thesis contributed to the revision of the Griffiths Mental Development Scales, an assessment that measures the development of infants and young children across six domains.
During the first six months of my internship I worked at the NMMU Student Counselling, Career and Development Centre where-
MIGNON BOTES – SPEECH THERAPIST
Qualifications: B.Comm.Path (UP), M. ECI (UP), DIR/Floortime Basic Provider (in training), Tiny Handz Intermediate Provider, Tomatis Sound Therapy Level 1, Interactive Metronome Peadiatric Best Practice, First Aid Level 1.
I love Joburg! And I have been all over! Pretoria, where I completed my degree as well as my Masters in Early Childhood Intervention; Potchefstroom, where I did my community service year and Bloemfontein, where I worked for the SANDF. I also LOVE what I do! What a privilege to play for work every day, and make a difference in the lives of children.
I am married to the greatest husband (Weitz) and have three wonderful children, a daughter Mikal (3 years) and sons, little Weitz (2 years), Eckard (born Feb 2016).
SUZETTE LAMPRECHT – SPEECH THERAPIST
Qualifications: B.Sc. Speech and language pathology. Additional courses done in the treatment of motor-
I am a speech therapist and work with the paediatric population, and I am passionate about children with special needs. My #1 motto in life is to choose encouragement over criticism, grace over judgement and faith over fear! I was born and schooled in the city of Roses, Bloemfontein after which I relocated to the mother city Cape Town, where I completed my studies at UCT. I was privileged to do my community service year at Grootte Schuur Hospital after which I entered the private sector working in the northern suburbs of CT. I relocated to JHB in 2017 to support my amazing husband Jaco in his journey to fulfil his lifelong dream to become a medical doctor. We are both very expectant for this new season and excited to see what Jozi offers.
LIZELLE VAN BREDA – SPEECH THERAPIST
I am originally from Cape Town and matriculated at Hoërskool Stellenberg in 2008. I qualified as a speech-
In 2014 I moved to the big city, Johannesburg and started to work together with the Therapeace Team! I have a great interest in the peadiatric field and absolutely love my job!
TANYA DIEDERICKS – SMART BRAIN AND PRACTICE MANAGER
Qualifications: Currently completing degree in Psychology (UNISA), Interactive Metronome.
I was born and raised in a small town, and dreamt of the “big” city, so moved to Pretoria when I was fresh out of high school. There I worked in a pharmacy as a pharmacist assistant and later a dispensary manager for almost 10 years. In 2009 I packed my bags and I went to London, UK. Lived there for 2 years and loved every moment of it. I came back to SA, lived in the beautiful Cape Town for a while, but decided to move to Jo’burg. I love living here. For me, this city is the heartbeat of SA!