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Pleased to meet you

Hi! I am Melissa—wanderwoman, plant parent, teacher, learner and partner (married for 41 years) and loving the privilege to enter the world of  individuals, couples, families as well as professionals since 2005.  

I am passionate to helping people strengthen their connections and relationships. In our sessions, we become self-aware and tackle dysfunctional childhood attachment patterns and how they impact on our adult life and relationships. We learn how to communicate AND fight better, and repair after a regrettable conversation. Together, we move from feeling stuck to setting better boundaries  and becoming a better version of ourselves.  

Tropical Leaves

Consultation Services


Your wellness is achieved when you are able to embrace your challenges, find coping mechanisms and move forward from your sense of stuckness. Do you miss passion, closeness and commitment in your relationship? Do you get stuck in endless negative cycles of conflict? Do you often engage in people-pleasing, perfectionism and self-doubt? Does unresolved childhood trauma impact on your relationship and functioning? Through an integrative  and people-centred approach, I apply various methods to implement  change:

  • Mindfulness practices

  • Gottman method

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Inner child and shadow work

  • Family systems

  • Attachment theory

I  offer ...

Online counselling

Face-to-face counselling

Pre-marital counselling

Couple's counselling 

Couple's workshops 

Corporate wellness training

Tropical Leaves

Let's get going

Keep going, keep growing ... I appreciate you being here and I am looking forward to holding a space for you in the  tranquil surroundings of my office in Durbanville. If you feel connected to the words throughout the site, then I encourage you to contact me to schedule a consultation. I charge R680 for a 50 minute session for individuals and R750 for a 50 minute couple's session. I accept cash and credit cards at the time of the appointment. I do not bill medical aid, however I provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your medical aid.  Before booking an appointment, I suggest calling your medical aid, enquiring about therapy benefits for for code 89.

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