About Lara

BA(Psych), BA Hons(Psych), BPsych

PRC 0016586, Pr No. 0455245


Please note that that my practice will be closing on the 15th August 2020.


For those whose journeys I have shared in for short short intervals, it is my hope that I have been able to assist you with insight and tools for positive growth and change in your lives.


Should you require counselling assistance for yourself or other friends and family the following are a few referrals:


Brenda McCutcheon – Registered Counsellor, Northwold, 0769637910

Charmaine Botha – Educational Psychologist (children, teens, young adults), Randburg, 0829749521

Nardia Randell – Educational Psychologist (Children, teens, and adults), Randpark, 0826045500

Pauli Richards – Social worker (play therapy for young children), Roodepoort, 0823774304


Wishing you well as each of you continues on your own personal life journeys.


Counselling is a form of psychological or talking therapy that brings insight to the individual. Counselling facilitates an opportunity for people to change behaviour or manage their emotions - to find a better way to navigate their lives whether adults, teens, or children. 
I am a registered counsellor in private practice, registered with the HPCSA. I have a passion to see lasting change in individual's lives and I endeavour to have a deep understanding of those I interact with and counsel. My approach is eclectic, working with each client according to their individual needs. 
Creativity is a foundation in my life and I bring this skill to my counselling when I feel it is in the interests of the client progressing. I am able to use creative tools such as intuitive drawing and other right brain techniques to enhance a person’s ability to have insight into their problems, particularly those of an emotional nature. I occasionally run corporate workshops using creativity to bring insight, understanding and transformation to teams.
I am able to counsel children from the age of 3 years and up using both directive and non-directive techniques. My practice allows for a space where parents or care givers can wait with other siblings, or work in quiet.
For those seeking pastoral or Christian counselling, I am specifically trained in pastoral counselling volunteering for a number of years at Bryanston Methodist's Counselling House.

Areas of counselling:

  1. Adults, adolescents and children aged 3 and up

  2. Assisting  with mild anxiety or mild depression

  3. Life stage difficulties

  4. Trauma counselling

  5. HIV counselling (spent a number of years running an HIV support group)

  6. Grief/bereavement counselling

  7. Anger Management

  8. Pre-marital and marriage/couple/relationship counselling

  9. Prepare/enrich programme

  10. Pastoral/Christian counselling

  11. Sandtray therapy

  12. Play therapy

Contact Lara

084 369 9113


My practice is situated in Weltevreden Park on the border of Randburg.

The cost per 60 minute session is R540 as from January 2020.