We have a highly experienced and valued team of therapists including:
Jennifer has worked in the paediatric field for 12 years and has a heart for seeing children reach their full potential. She has a deep understanding of the difficulties in coping on a day to day basis with underlying sensory processing issues and behavioural concerns. Jennifer understands the impact of this in the child’s social setting, school environment as well as their place in the family; and thus incorporates intervention in all areas. A gentle approach is used, incorporating mostly play as a means of treatment, to encourage children to reach their goals and improve overall functioning. Being a mother of 3, Jennifer longs to see heart to heart connection and healthy attachments between mother and child. Jennifer has developed Handwriting Programs which are implemented in schools across JHB, as well as fine motor courses for pre school children. Jennifer, along with Dani Lee, co – found Nurtured Life; a practice for the 0 – 2 year old baby (enhancing their development) and their caregiver. Being an avid entrepreneur, Jennifer has also recently launched Acorns and Oaks: Equipment for Little People. Jennifer passionately trains and builds up young therapists with huge potential, and is in love with the work she is called to do.
Caryn Thompson joined the practice in 2019. Caryn Initially trained as a foundation phase teacher and graduated from UNISA in 2009. She then completed a number of teaching assignments locally and overseas where she taught at an International School in Thailand. In 2013 Caryn returned to South African and commenced her Occupational Therapy studies, graduating from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal in 2017 (B.Octh).
She completed her community service at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Here she gained invaluable experience in both Adult and Paediatric occupational therapy with extensive exposure to hospital-based conditions such as strokes, amputations, burns and hand & spinal cord injuries. In her time in the Paediatric unit she gained experience in a number of infant and child related cases including burns, learning difficulties, developmental delays and various other neonatal conditions. Caryn has attended a number of courses focused on neurology, alternative and augmented communication and has commenced her Sensory Integration training.
With a clear passion for children, Caryn is an energetic and enthusiastic therapist who is able to combine both her teaching and occupational therapy skills to assist children in achieving their maximum potential with a structured yet fun approach that helps the child engage fully in their treatment program.
Juli (BScoSci Psych (UCT); BA Hons Psych (WITS); MA Couns. Psych. (WITS)) is a registered Counselling Psychologist who is passionate about psychological assessments and enjoys working with both children and adults. Her areas of interest include psycho-educational assessment, career assessment as well as study skills training. She is also trained in the Griffiths Developmental Scales. In addition to her private work, Juli has a keen interest in promoting community development and social well being.