Vicky Downing
Educational Psychologist



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:      

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:
Cell:064 655 2973 
Shirley Andrade
Reception and
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:

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:

Cell: 0748234321

Sharl Venter

Certified Life Coach


BAA Emerg.Med, ATLS Emerg.Med, AHCP Emerg.Med, ACLS Emerg.Med

I qualified as an EMT in 2000 and continued to do add-on courses while working on the road and as a Flight EMT in East London for a while. This is where I discovered my passion for people. I realized that sometimes people just want to be heard, have someone to listen to them which often makes a world of difference. Life Coaching fits in perfectly with this but has the main focus of improving life ahead, helping people achieve their goals and assisting them to flourish in life.

As a husband of 16 years and a father of 2, I understand that life has its many challenges, ups and downs, but it's how we take the positives in life and how the negatives turn us into better people.

Direct email:

Cell: 078 734 6797

Nonhlanhla Mahamba

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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Boksburg, Ekurhuleni

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