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Whether bullied or the bully, Bullying is a problem that affects us all – 14 September

 

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Evelyn Rose, 4 of Brighton, NY participates in an update of the classic "Stanford marshmallow experiment" studying the implications of delayed gratification at the University of Rochester Baby Lab September 6, 2012.  // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

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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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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The meaning of loss and grief

By Sheethal Behari, Clinical Psychologist at PsychMatters Centre People expect one to grieve following the death of a loved one, however grief occurs in other circumstances as well. Loss can be defined in so many ways. Sometimes an event occurs and is not recognised...
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Beat the Bullying

Date: 14 September Time: 9am -11am or 7pm – 9pm Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Whether bullied or the bully, Bullying is a problem that affects us all. Ages: any adult for 2 hours (individuals, parents, teachers) In this...
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Parenting Wisely: Simple steps to success

Date: 28 September Time: 9am-12am or 6pm – 9pm Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou PARENTING WISELY is a training workshop for Parents to learn empowering ways about family dynamics, understanding their children and misbehavior,...
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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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The Power of Self-Care

Date: TBA 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 the act of...
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Dealing with Divorce: Mastering the experience

Date: TBA 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 event? Ages:...
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Strategy Sessions for your life

Date: TBA 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 the act of...
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Beat the Bullying

Date: 14 September Time: 9am -11am or 7pm – 9pm Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou Whether bullied or the bully, Bullying is a problem that affects us all. Ages: any adult for 2 hours (individuals, parents, teachers) In this...
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Parenting Wisely: Simple steps to success

Date: 28 September Time: 9am-12am or 6pm – 9pm Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou PARENTING WISELY is a training workshop for Parents to learn empowering ways about family dynamics, understanding their children and misbehavior,...
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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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The Power of Self-Care

Date: TBA 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 the act of...
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Dealing with Divorce: Mastering the experience

Date: TBA 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 event? Ages:...
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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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