My Specialities

My areas of specialities include:

  • Psycho-educational assessments

  • Subject choice assessments

  • Study skills: helping a learner determine their learning style and finding way to achieve the best results

  • Career counselling

  • Parent guidance

  • Learning Support

  • Play therapy

  • Individual therapy

  • Group therapy

  • Child, adolescent, parent and teacher workshops

  • Time management and goal setting workshops

I offer  face to face  consultations or alternatively a virtual consultation via Zoom.

Zaakirah Mohamed    

   Educational Psychologist         

BPrimEd (Wits) B.A (HONS.) (Wits) M. Ed. (Wits)

Health Professions Council of South Africa

Reg. No. PS 0122700

Practice no : 0525855

About Zaakirah

I am an Educational Psychologist and a qualified educator. I have been practising since 2014.

 

In 2013 I created my own internship which was approved by the HPCSA which I received valuable training and exposure to working in a multi-disciplinary team. I have published an on “Primary school teachers’ perceptions of learning difficulties” for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. I then presented my writing at the 16th Annual Congress of Psychology held by the Psychological Society of South African Association. Furthermore, I enjoy empowering educators by giving them the tools to deal with learners. The medium in which I deliver this is through educator workshops. In addition, I was employed by an NGO on behalf of the Department of Social Health to create a learner workbook to promote psychosocial skills and I conducted educator workshops for GDE.

 

I have lectured at the South African College of Applied Psychology on the module “trauma and crisis counselling” to undergraduate students. I have supervised the Masters of Educational Psychology students at the University of Witwatersrand on their assessment module. I was also invited as one of the speakers invited at the University of Witwatersrand to present at learning difficulties master class. I have done various television and radio shows on learning disabilities and issues such as bullying, studying skills, school readiness and anxiety.

 

I have also worked for numerous years for Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator whereby I helped young work seekers enter the world of work by helping them through interview skills, assessing them and at times therapy was needed for these candidates.

 

In terms of therapy, I work with the age 5 years to adults. My passion lies in trauma work and I am trained both with Brain Work Recursive Therapy and Trauma Inductive Reduction. I also work with anxiety and I have training in both with cognitive behaviour therapy and solution focus therapy.

My Qualifications
Masters of Education (M. ED.) (Ed Psych)

University of the Witwatersrand

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)(HONS)

University of the Witwatersrand

Bachelor of Primary Education (BPrimED)

University of the Witwatersrand

My understanding in my field has been enriched by working in private practice, mainstream and remedial schools as well as being part of a corporate environment, whereby the focus is empowering young people with skills in order to gain employment

© Zaakirah Mohamed | HPCSA  PR NO: 0525855 | PS 0122700

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