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Two events this month (4 – 6 April) and (18 – 21 April)

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PsychMatters – On Taking responsibility

By Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist & Founder In light of what is happening currently in our country, with an uproar at the violation of our constitution by our president, I have this to contribute about my thoughts on responsibility – or the lack thereof...
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Using Empathy

Empathy is the ability to put yourselves in somebody else’s shoes; to see the situation through their eyes; to understand their feelings given the situation they are in. What does this really mean in everyday life? Why is it important to practice this? How does it...
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The Gratitude Attitude

By Sarit Swisa, Clinical Psychologist I’m not sure about you, but many people start off they year feeling quite stressed. They’re bankrupt from the festive season, overwhelmed by how much there is to plan and organise for the coming months and worry just creeps in in...
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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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Goal Setting and Study Skills

To be held on  Saturday 13 May 4 Hours long, starting at 9AM The objectives of the workshop will be To raise awareness of the range of skills involved in studying To help students identify which learning style suits them best To reflect and evaluate methods that they...
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Confident Kidz Workshop: Building an “I Can” attitude

CONFIDENT Kidz Holiday Club! April 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 body aches that are...
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Teen Workshop – Be a Living Legend!

TEEN LIVING LEGEND MPOWERU WORKSHOP (TBA) 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 1st step towards...
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Dealing with Divorce: Mastering the experience

Date: TBA 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 event? Ages: any adult...
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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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Workshops

Goal Setting and Study Skills

To be held on  Saturday 13 May 4 Hours long, starting at 9AM The objectives of the workshop will be To raise awareness of the range of skills involved in studying To help students identify which learning style suits them best To reflect and evaluate methods that they...
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Confident Kidz Workshop: Building an “I Can” attitude

CONFIDENT Kidz Holiday Club! April 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 body aches that are...
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Teen Workshop – Be a Living Legend!

TEEN LIVING LEGEND MPOWERU WORKSHOP (TBA) 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 1st step towards...
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Dealing with Divorce: Mastering the experience

Date: TBA 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 event? Ages: any adult...
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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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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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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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