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Vicky Downing
Educational Psychologist
SAAM Accredited Family Mediator



HPCSA Reg: PS 0124109

SAAM Membership: SAAM1301

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


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:
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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.

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 
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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. 

Direct email:

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Gemma Whitehead


BSport Sci and BSc Biokinetics (Hons) (UP)

I graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2020 after receiving my BSport Sci and BSc Biokinetics (Hons) with distinction. I spent a year at the Sports, Exercise, Medicine Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) of the University of Pretoria and was exposed to a variety of patients and populations. One group of individuals I was lucky enough to work with were three paralympians who competed at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

While in private practice I have gained further experience with orthopedic conditions, neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinsons and spinal cord injuries), chronic pain as well as athletic populations. I have completed additional qualifications in sports massage, mat pilates and pre and post natal exercise prescription.


Direct email:

Cell: 072 954 6341

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