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Educational Psychologist

Lelani Cloete is an educational psychologist with a passion for supporting children, adolescents and students/young adults. She has extensive experience in the academic context, previously working in a prominent high school in Stellenbosch and consulting with Stellenbosch University with readmissions. 

Areas of Special Interest

Psychoeducational Assessments, Diagnosis of Barriers to Learning, Assessment Accommodations, Psychotherapy, Career Guidance, Subject Choice Assessments, Academic Optimisation (Study Techniques)

Lelani is passionate about learning and development. She sees herself as a networker, facilitating growth in others through therapeutic relationships to provide essential support. Her goal is to support individuals to overcome obstacles and leverage their strengths to optimise their potential.

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

Carl Gustav Jung

Lelani's holistic approach is tailored to embrace each facet of an individual – emotional health, cognitive function and educational challenges – ensuring a focus on the full spectrum of one's well-being. Recognizing the distinctiveness of each person's journey and traits, Lelani's objective is to formulate customised strategies that ignite transformation.

Maintaining high standards in assessment, Lelani utilises the latest and most precise tools and advancements in technology. This commitment is pivotal to ensure that every intervention is not just meaningful but also has a positive, lasting impact.

Offering services fluently in both Afrikaans and English, she welcomes a diverse range of clients: from youngsters to those young at heart, including primary school children, teenagers, students and emerging professionals. With a flexible application of various therapeutic methodologies, Lelani is dedicated to assisting her clients in unlocking their inherent capabilities and achieving personal growth.

The services Lelani provides include:
-Individual therapy, utilising techniques tailored to the specific referral reason, such as Play, Dialogue, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Narrative methods.

Assessments that Lelani is highly experienced in include:

Psycho-educational evaluations, subject choice guidance, career advice, as well as ADHD and learning disability assessments.

Lelani's therapeutic approach is grounded in the client-centred philosophy which is a collaborative process of empowering the client to reach their full potential. 

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