About Mathaba Hlaka
I am a Registered Counsellor with the Health Professionsl Council of South Africa (HPCSA). I obtained my Masters Degree in Research at the University of Limpopo,I completed my BPsych equivalent Honours Degree at the University of South Africa.
Most of my experience is in the field of assessment though I am passionate about mental health in general. I have always had the affinity of working with people and exploring the complexities of how each of us relates and connects to the world
I am an empathetic and compassionate person with a passion for helping people.
Nirveda completed has obtained several qualifications during her academic career. She obtained a BSc degree in 1995. Following this, she pursued a postgraduate diploma in Health Promotion, which focused on creating and implementing health promotion programs.
Nirveda completed her Masters degree in Clinical psychology. Her training was within the systems orientation but she attempts to use an integrative approach.
Her internship was completed at Weskoppies Hospital in Pretoria West. Her experience ranges from working with children to adults with a wide range of disorders. She also obtained extensive training in individual, group and family therapy as well as psychological assessments.
In 2012, she was placed at Steve Biko Academic Hospital, where she worked at the Child Therapy Center. Here she conducted thorough assessments, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents. She also had the opportunity to work with parents.
Nirveda has extensive experience in the following fields:
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy
Diagnosis and treatment of mood, anxiety, psychotic and childhood disorders
Administration of projective tests
Group and Family Therapy
Medically Applied Psychology
In addition to her academic training, she has presented four academic papers at both national and international conferences.
Nirveda believes that her life experiences have encouraged her to make a positive contribution to any individual or organisation that she works with.