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Can I Change?

By Clinical Psychologist, Sarit Swisa This is a question that I think inevitably many people are faced with at one time or another during their lives. The fear that change simply isn’t possible could arise for example, for that person who has been ‘planning’ to lose...
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The Marshmallow Effect –Mastering Self-control

By Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist & founder of PsychMatters™ In the late 1960’s a Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed “The Marshmallow Experiment” on pre-schoolers to demonstrate the importance of delayed gratification. These children were...
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Enhancing Your Relationships with Love Languages

By Sarit Swisa – Clinical Psychologist One of the key outcomes of a successful relationship intervention is increased empathy.  Empathy is defined as the ability to share or understand the feelings of another. Of course, this is only successful where followed by...
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Children Listening

How to Talk so your Children will Listen

As psychologists we see so many parents who lament, “He just doesn’t listen”, or “I‘ve tried everything; timeout, taking away things, even hitting her and she doesn’t care, nothing changes.” “He goes berserk over the littlest thing, like I’m trying to kill him.” Being...
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Childhood stress

As caretakers we tend to view the world of our children as fun-filled and carefree, as they don’t have debts to worry about, school fees to pay, a demanding boss, or difficult in-laws to contend with! The truth is that children today do feel stress and many are...
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Strategy Sessions for your life

Date: Tuesday 31 January 2017 Time: 9am-11am Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Do you find yourself giving to everyone but feel depleted to give to yourself? Sick and tired of being Tired, Unappreciated, Neglected? When we practice...
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The “Stork Talk”

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017 Time: 9am – 10am Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Children who report having good conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners, and...
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Confident Kidz Workshop: Building an “I Can” attitude

CONFIDENT Kidz Holiday Club! 8 – 13 December 2016 DOES your CHILD? Avoid trying new things Think negatively Worry Wobble when frustrated Give up easily Get easily disappointed Have self-doubt Lose his/her temper easily Compare self to other Feel inadequate Have...
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Teen Workshop – Be a Living Legend!

TEEN LIVING LEGEND MPOWERU WORKSHOP (11 – 14 July 2016) A LIVING LEGEND: AN INSPIRATIONAL & EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEING LIVING LIFE WITH PURPOSE. When last has your teen paid attention to the choices he or she makes or how they listen? Self-awareness is the...
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Dealing with Divorce: Mastering the experience

Date: 9 November 2016 Time: 9am-11am Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Separated? Divorced? Co-Parenting? Stuck in the pain, anger and bitterness? Are you committed to empowering yourself and your child to master this life-changing...
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Calmkids Workshop

Are YOU? At your wits end to help your child? Working during the holidays? Staying in JHB for the holidays? Need to keep the kids occupied & empower them to learn mindful skills? Need something fun & therapeutic for the kids to do? Just need some “Sanity...
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Mindfulness Workshop

Stressed? Overwhelmed?? ANXIOUS??? PsychMatters is proud to present a MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP ‘The ability to be gently fully present… for ultimate well being…’ 8 weeks practical group sessions focused on: Stress Anxiety Physical pain Distressing...
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Edu – Feedback Talk – Mastering Focus & Concentration

Please call us to arrange a free talk Play Attention teaches children, students and adults the skills to survive and thrive in the classroom, lecture room and workplace. It is a dynamic integrated learning system built on NASA-proven technology that allows a child or...
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Building your Emotional Resilience (EQ)

Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Feeling unproductive, de-motivated? Struggling to deal with conflict? Your relationship with yourself or with others in discord? Stressed out and feeling lost? “If we let our own light shine, we...
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Strat Session for your Life: Manifest a Masterful Year

Date: TBA Time: 9am-12am Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Enjoy a morning of tapping into your Full Self, to access what you truly desire for the coming year. You will learn that you are the co-creator of your experiences, and that...
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Strategy Sessions for your life

Date: Tuesday 31 January 2017 Time: 9am-11am Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Do you find yourself giving to everyone but feel depleted to give to yourself? Sick and tired of being Tired, Unappreciated, Neglected? When we practice...
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The “Stork Talk”

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017 Time: 9am – 10am Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Children who report having good conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners, and...
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Confident Kidz Workshop: Building an “I Can” attitude

CONFIDENT Kidz Holiday Club! 8 – 13 December 2016 DOES your CHILD? Avoid trying new things Think negatively Worry Wobble when frustrated Give up easily Get easily disappointed Have self-doubt Lose his/her temper easily Compare self to other Feel inadequate Have...
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Teen Workshop – Be a Living Legend!

TEEN LIVING LEGEND MPOWERU WORKSHOP (11 – 14 July 2016) A LIVING LEGEND: AN INSPIRATIONAL & EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEING LIVING LIFE WITH PURPOSE. When last has your teen paid attention to the choices he or she makes or how they listen? Self-awareness is the...
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Dealing with Divorce: Mastering the experience

Date: 9 November 2016 Time: 9am-11am Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Separated? Divorced? Co-Parenting? Stuck in the pain, anger and bitterness? Are you committed to empowering yourself and your child to master this life-changing...
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Dealing with postpartum depression

Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist and director of the PsychMatters family therapy center, speaks on dealing with the emotional difficulties that arise shortly after giving birth.

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Hall of Shame

Written by Fiona Davern, www.destinyconnect.com We all have shameful stories. But when shaming happens in the “fever swamps of the Internet”, with millions of people watching, the public humiliation is akin to being locked in stocks and pelted with rotten...
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ADHD What is it?

by Carol Smit and contributions by Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist, Director of PsychMatters Centre ADHD is a biological brain based condition that is characterized by persistent difficulty in paying attention and/or hyperactivity.  Due to the various ADHD...
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I’m fat because I’m depressed

Decoding the relationship between depression and weight gain. By Natasha Liviero, Weighless Magazine, Contribution by Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist from PsychMatters Centre The relationship between weight gain and depression is a complicated one. Many...
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Raising great kids!

Raising a family is a work in progress. A supportive structure brimming with love, happiness and encouragement is the foundation of good parenting, while personal, social and emotional developments are the building blocks of well-rounded children. By Natasha Liviero,...
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What We Offer

assesmentIncludes:

  • First Aid Training
  • Support Group for Mothers
  • Support Group for Adults (for friends, family & support structures affected by Depression & Anxiety)
  • Auditory Integration Training
clinical-psychologistIncludes:

  • Play Therapy
  • Teenage Therapy
  • Workshops
  • Public Speaking
  • Media Liaising
  • Parental Guidance
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
supplementary-servicesEdu-Feedback Play Attention Training:  a non-invasive treatment for:

  • AD(H)D
  • Concentration
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Mental Performance
  • Motivation
mediationIncludes:

  • Care & Access
  • Parenting Plans
  • Mediation
  • Psycho-Legal Cases
  • Sexual Abuse Cases
  • Case Management
supportIncludes:

  • Care & Access
  • Parenting Plans
  • Mediation
  • Psycho-Legal Cases
  • Sexual Abuse Cases
  • Case Managemen

PsychMatters

PsychMatters has dual meaning – that psychology is an integral and significant part of our well-being, and that our family centre deals with matters of the mind.
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Director – Joanna Kleovoulou

About Joanna

Joanna Kleovoulou is a registered clinical psychologist, facilitator, speaker and mentor. She has a deep belief that every individual has a profound purpose and is passionate about empowering children and adults to dip into their fullness.

She is passionate about assisting groups of people with personal transformation through her workshop facilitation and media exposure and has featured in national and international media. Currently you can hear Joanna on SAfm Radio as the in-house psychologist. It is a privilege for her to assist children and adolescents in developing the skills necessary for a happy, holistic and fulfilled life, and to help them recognise the light that shines within. She likes to work holistically and address the family and system at large.


A few testimonials


The workshop presented by Joanna is very informative and certainly assists with every day occurrences and techniques, which were very practical and one can relate to the practical examples given. The suggestions and techniques are valuable tools to guide and assist and give parents an opportunity to really connect with and understand the behaviour projected by the child and indeed an understanding of one’s own values and how we go about parenting. Joanna is very professional and articulate giving much needed insight and help. Thank you so much, I have learnt a few things that could shift my current situation at home in terms of effective parenting with love and not fear-based.
single parent of a special needs child

The talk was an eye-opener to me. Feel more confident to talk openly to the children I teach and even my own children. Thanks it was great!!!
teacher and mother of a pre-primary school

Absolutely informative – quick easy session of sharing such valuable information. A must for all parents!

Mel from Dunvegan Nursery School

I gained some wonderful insights into Play Therapy and getting more connected with my kids. I am inspired to try a few practical tips I learnt from this workshop – See more at: http://psychmatters.co.za/about/clients-testimonials#sthash.AWVjbW8D.dpuf
Anaesthetist mother of 3

Thank you for a very informative talk, explained in a very gentle way

Celeste form Dunvegan Nursery School

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