Counselling Psychologist - Trishka Govender


Counselling Psychologist
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Cell: 082 8914910

About me

I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) as a Counselling Psychologist. In addition to my practice at the Baby and Child Wellness Centre, I also consult for Employee Wellness Groups.

I specialise in Psychological Interviews, Psychological Assessments, Psychological Interventions (Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy and Couples Therapy), Trauma Counselling and Debriefing, Career Development and Guidance, as well as Facilitation of Psychosocial and Psychoeducational Workshops.


The goal of Psychotherapy is to bring about change in ones life - to optimise psychological well-being. Psychotherapy also helps the client discover how to respond to challenging situations with healthy coping strategies. My philosophical orientation is influenced by the integrative humanistic approach. The framework places emphasis on the unique presenting challenges and client's functioning at the time.

Psychotherapeutic services are available to children (6 years and older), adolescents, adults, couples, groups and families. Short-term and long-term Psychotherapeutic Interventions are available. 

Psychometric Assessment

Assessments can be a helpful tool in order to gain greater knowledge of Cognitive, Emotional and Personality Functioning. With these measures, it is possible to make recommendations, which are likely to improve well-being and address the presenting challenges. Assessments can be undertaken to gain insight into intellectual functioning and related scholastic performance, to assist with career development decisions and increase awareness of emotional functioning and personality traits. 


Psychosocial and Psychoeducational workshops on a range of topics can be facilitated to meet the requirements of schools and organisations. Workshops can be tailored to address the specific needs of the client.