Hi, I am Susanne Coetzee

Educational Psychologist

PS 029556 PR 08617643

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The success of a therapy depends on the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist.

I take a Rogerian approach to therapy in which empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are important. I believe the person coming to therapy must be truly heard, respected and supported. However, the client’s problem is to be addressed, I believe that the success outcome of therapy depends on the dynamic of the therapeutic relationship.



Ballito - Tues & Sat

Durban N - Wed & Thurs

Online - Tues - Saturday




Play Therapy

Teen Counselling

Family Therapy

Divorce Recovery

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Learning Problems and Intervention

School Readiness

Subject Choice

Career Guidance



How I like to practice


Children and adolescents:

I like to work in a structural way, working through a programme together.


  • divorce recovery;

  • coping skills;

  • study skills and

  • strategies to manage a particular problem.


Assessments of children, adolescents and adults are done for a particular reason. Maybe the child is failing at school, can’t read, needs to make subject choices, is maybe not school ready or needs a concession for tests and examinations, the assessment is then planned around this.

I will give feedback to the parents and a report and will, if the parents want it, do a school visit and give guidance to the school on how best to support the child. I also access university and college students for examination concessions.



My approach to therapy is client-centered, which is non-directive and supports the clients to find solutions to problems which works best for them.

In therapy I join the clients on their unique life’s journey and walk along side them for a while to support until it is not necessary anymore. Of course, some problems need more directive support. The client usually does from session-to-session report back to say how things are changing.


It is in playing and only playing, that the individual child or adult is able to be creative 

- Donald Winnicott