Our Approach

Sikhona Therapy utilises a client-fit approach that incorporates a range of methods and techniques when needed. One size certainly does not fit all and we pride ourselves in adapting each session to meet the needs of the client. What this means is that we tailor each therapeutic plan and session to best address the presenting problem as well as the personality and preferences of the client given their unique set of circumstances and world view. 

Sikhona Therapy prides itself in using relevant and new assessment measures within our field which make the results more reliable while making the testing process more enjoyable for our clients. We understand that multiple factors and components influence a child’s learning and development and therefore we aim to obtain a holistic understanding of your child by making use of multiple and comprehensive assessment measures. This allows us to best understand the way that they learn, what potential barriers they may experience in the classroom and how we can assist them to overcome these barriers in order to reach their full potential. 

 

Some of our methods and techniques include; Narrative therapy, The Solution-focused approach, Client-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Please Note: Assessments and therapy can be conducted in both English and Afrikaans however reports and assessment feedbacks can only be done in English. 

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Services

 

​Assessments 

  • Psycho-educational Assessments

We provide full psycho-educational assessments using cognitive, emotional, academic and neurological assessments tools. This helps us to identify both strengths and weaknesses when it comes to your child’s learning and development. Assessments include assessing for suspected ADHD, reading, writing and mathematical difficulties, exam stress, anxiety and study methods.

  • Individual/group School Readiness Assessments

  • Accommodation Assessments

  • Career Guidance

  • Grade 9 Subject Choice

Therapy

  • Trauma

  • Bereavement

  • Anxiety

  • Defiance

  • Adjustment

  • Bullying

  • Social Skills

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Divorce

  • Career Narratives

  • Family therapy etc.

Educational Therapy (NEW)

This is perfect for any student who has been diagnosed with a learning disorder or who simply faces a learning barrier in the classroom. Rooted in NILD therapy - we believe that students with learning barriers are able to overcome the academic challenges that they face through intensive, individualised intervention. NILD therapy focuses on strengthening student’s cognitive skills and abilities needed for learning while simultaneously developing independence and confidence within. NILD therapy embodies a therapeutic approach that is research-based and grounded in test and observational data. NILD therapy is something I believe in and something I can confidently recommend. Drop us an email to find out more!

Workshops

We believe that education is a powerful tool and that through education, individuals can be empowered to best understand themselves, the world and how to be active agents of change. Therefore, we offer various workshops for parents, teachers, school and kids on a number of relevant topics and ideas. This includes topics such as Behavioural Challenges in Class, Parenting, Anxiety, Screen Time and so much more.

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At Sikhona Therapy we understand that not all communities and areas have access to services related to educational psychology and that is why we are willing to travel! We provide mobile services which include various assessments as listed on our services page.

At the moment we travel to the following areas outside of Pretoria

Limpopo:

  • Tzaneen

  • Polokwane 

  • Mokopane

 

If you are located in an area outside of the Pretoria or the ones mentioned above, please note that we are still available to travel to your area provided that we are able to book a minimum of 3 assessments otherwise a travel fee will be included. it is helpful if you connect with your school support team to assist in making necessary arrangements. 

Send us an email if you would like more information on how we can partner with you!

Please note - current accessibility and mobility is dependable on Covid-19 restrictions and suggestions.

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