Chantele Taljaard

Registered Counsellor

Practice Number: 0875996

HPCSA Number: PRC0036994

Welcome to Therapy S.M.A.R.T!

As a Registered Counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Chantele Taljaard provides accessible psychological services to young children, pre-teens and adolescents.

She has a special interest in optimal child development, early prevention and supporting children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She also has a particular interest in psychometrics and using assessments to support learning and growth. Her professional services include Play Therapy, Counselling and Assessments. These are offered from her practice rooms at Therapy S.M.A.R.T – a safe and welcoming environment.

In practice, Chantele takes an integrative and holistic whole-person approach to health. She also draws from various evidence-based approaches according to the needs of each client, incl. Gestalt Play Therapy, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Practices.

Chantele completed her formal academic training at Cornerstone Institute where she obtained her BPsych Hons (Couns.)  with distinction. Her internship was completed at Gene Louw Primary School, Cape Town and her community service at various sites incl. Noah’s Ark Pre-Primary, James House, St. Michaels Child and Youth Care Centre and the Her Foundation. In addition, she has achieved her Hons with Specialisation in Psycho-Educational Support (Unisa), with distinction and has qualified as a high school educator and majored in undergraduate psychology from Stellenbosch University.

 Her services include:

  • Play Therapy
  • Counselling (Pre-Teens & Adolescents)
  • Psychometric Assessments (School Readiness & Career Guidance)

Contact:          078 620 6185