GUIDING HANDS THERAPY CENTRE

MEET THE TEAM
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Vicky Downing
Educational Psychologist

 

M.Ed (UNISA), B.A.Hons (RAU), HDE (UNISA)

HPCSA Reg: PS 0124109

I have over twenty years' experience working with children of all ages. As a mother of two, I understand the pressures that children and parents face. I believe that all people have potential; sometimes they just need some assistance in realising this.

I work with children, teenagers, adults and families and have special interests in working with children with ADHD and separated families. I am currently reading towards my PhD through UCT.

             Direct email:                edpsych@guidinghands.co.za

Cell: 084 474 7744

 

Sian Sampson
Senior Tutor and Remedial Therapist
With over ten years' experience working with children of different ages and abilities, I am currently studying and working towards my Bachelors of Education degree. My passion is working with children of all abilities.
Direct mail: 
sian@thetutorlab.co.za
Cell:064 655 2973 
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Shirley Andrade
Reception and
Administration
You are always welcomed with my smile at Guiding Hands. I manage the day-to-day business of the centre and take care of all administration matters.
Direct email:
admin@guidinghands.co.za
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Tara Wellmann

Occupational Therapist

Bsc (OT) WITS, Sensory Integration (SAISI)

I have worked in Paediatrics since 2012 both in the private and
public sector, with a variety of paediatric conditions ranging from sensory
processing disorder and progressive developmental disorders to mild,
moderate and sever learning difficulties, as well as cerebral palsy and other
neurodevelopmental conditions. Currently I am completing my Master’s
Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of the Witwatersrand,
part time. Hands on Therapy was established in 2016 and currently
consists of 4 therapists with a passion for paediatrics.

Direct email: tara@handsontherapyot.com

Cell: 0748234321

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Dr Emma Cope Morgan

Chiropractic Doctor

M.Tech Chiro (SA) MCASA

Pr. 0685844

Reg No. A11835

I am member of Paediatric Chiropractic South Africa and have a keen interest in paediatric care and the treatment of expectant mothers. I am experienced in the Webster and other pregnancy treatment techniques which help alleviate any pregnancy and post-partum pain. I have experience in treating colicky and reflux babies as well as helping children grow and reach their milestones effectively.

I have done numerous courses on paediatric neuroscience, development as well as fascial release.

I am currently completing my three year post graduate certificate in chronic pain.

I am passionate about health and healing and enjoys helping patients of all ages and conditions live a happier, pain free lifestyle.

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Social Worker

BA Social work,  EAP certificate

I have worked for 3 different organizations, with children, adults, elderly people and offenders. I started my career as a Social Worker. where I represented children in the Family Court System.  I advocated and represented the needs of children and adolescents brought to Family Court on abuse, neglect, custody and delinquency petitions. This is where I cultivated my passion for counselling, advocacy and social justice.

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Dr Shannon-Lee Henderson

Chiropractic Doctor

M.Tech Chiro (SA) MCASA

 

Reg No. A12401

During my studies at UJ I gained invaluable clinical experience treating patients in the clinic, as well as at various sporting events. I enjoy treating patients of all ages, and use a variety of techniques in my treatments including adjustments, dry needling, massage and taping. I am a dedicated and passionate chiropractor who aims to work with and educate my patients in order to improve their quality of life. I have a special interest in treating pregnant moms and babies. 

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