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NEW! Change Matters Online Counselling Service

Affordable, convenient and effective. Sessions cost only R400 and include: 2 email exchanges plus a 60-minute Skype session. Please write to us to apply.

2012 Workshops

Next workshop to be announced soon.

See workshop dates for 2012.

Fieldwork/Internship for Practitioners

We offer a fieldwork position for practitioners who wish to learn the Change Matters model. Practicals occur one day a week over 4 months. Nominal admin fees apply. Affiliation is available on application after completion
of the course.
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Who Are We?

We are a clinical psychologist and a counsellor who have joined forces to create a consultancy for effective personal change. We like to think of our sessions with you as tutorials because we know that you are your most dynamic change agent. We use creative, symbolic techniques because they access parts of ourselves that our conscious minds cannot. We hop out of the box – and you can too!

What Do We Do?

Generally, we counsel you the way other psychologists do. In addition, we may paint for you, play music for you, and write you poetry. We may engage you in guided visualisations, mapping issues on paper, and journaling. We may tell you a story. All of this becomes part of a journey of enquiry – by you, into yourself. We assist you all the way, focusing on giving you new skills and tools with which to make a practical difference in your daily life.

We work with you as a team: both our therapists give input into your sessions. One attends, and the other consults behind the scenes. This is because we pool life experience, theoretical knowledge, and therapy skills. In effect you get expert input from two professionals. We believe in giving you this kind of maximum support and assistance because change is scary.

'What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen' - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is This For Me?

Our services are for you if you are ready to do the work to change what you do not like in your life. Your own beliefs, behaviours and choices are all you have control over. You may feel you need therapy, advice, or couple counselling. You may be lacking in zest and energy and not sure why. You may have a lot of conflict with friends and family. You may have tried different therapies without getting the real kinds of results you want. You may not be sure of your direction in life, or you may just be in pain.

'If you want to predict the future you must create it' - Anon

Our Commitment

We believe in what we do because we have applied it in our own lives to good effect. We offer affordable rates and work in a time-efficient (that is, effective) way so that you do not spend years talking without healing.

We look forward to assisting you on your journey. Our website is here to support and encourage you.

'Everybody on earth is seeking happiness' - The Dalai Lama

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Dr Jana Lazarus and Ms Miranda Wannenburgh 021 7885727, Clinical Psychologist and Applied Psychology Counsellor in Cape Town and Southern Suburbs, Southern Peninsula, South Africa.  

We are Integrative Therapists who use a variety of approaches – Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Psycho-Education and the 12 Step Recovery Programme.

We specialise in individual therapy, process group work, child psychology, parent guidance, couple counselling, marital therapy, relationship counselling, play therapy for children, inner child work for adults, addiction, codependence and recovery, trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse, self-esteem, anxiety and depression.


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