I am a Registered Counsellor in Private Practice, located in Ballito on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. I provide a full range of Psychological Counselling Services, as well as Career Counselling. I offer both online as well as in-person counselling.

My areas of interest include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Interpersonal and Relationship Difficulties, Self- Esteem Issues as well as Personal Development and Growth. I  am particularly interested in helping young adults adjust to new life, career and personal challenges presented to them post tertiary education. I am also able to conduct Subject Choice and Career Assessments.

I am passionate about assisting clients discover their own path through rocky periods and events, by providing healthy alternatives and life skills.  I believe that everyone has the potential within them to live a full and rewarding life – believing always that “life is not a dress rehearsal…..”

HPCSA : PRC 0008796

SACSSP: 10-13987

Practice Number: 9990810000763969


I completed my Honours Degree in Social Work in 1991 and  have worked in various settings in this capacity; including at an Inpatient Substance Abuse Centre . In 2003, I returned to University to complete my Psychology Honours and  obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling – specialising in Career Counselling.

On passing my board exam I registered with the Health Professionals Council Of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Registered Counsellor. I am also registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP). 

More recent work experience has included lecturing at Varsity College  as well as in a Student Counselling capacity – helping establish this position nationally across all Varsity College campuses. I was employed as a School Counsellor at Westville Girls High School for seven years, providing me with enormous experience  in the counselling field .  I loved  helping young woman find  healthy ways of dealing with a numerous range of emotional and social issues; as well as assisting them in making informed subject and career choices.  I am currently working part-time  at Reddam House Ballito as a School Counsellor.

I am married with two  amazing young adult children , who are currently following new career paths for themselves.

This is the perfect time for me to grow my own business and explore new challenges  – so this Private Practice is my new baby.

Formal Qualifications:

Bachelor Social Science: Social Work Honours (UND)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (UKZN)

Continuing Professional Development:

Accredited Brain Working Recursive Therapy Therapist
CPD Courses focusing on:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Anger
  • Ethics
  • Personality Disorders
  • Children and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Troubled Teens
  • Career Guidance


Psychological Counselling:

I offer short term online as well as in-person counselling for adults and teenagers focusing on a range of psychological, emotional and life adjustment issues. My eclectic treatment approach is client- centered and grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is based on the principle that our thoughts influence our feelings which in turn influence’s our actions and experiences.

Life Coaching:

Many of us find ourselves in a place where we are needing to answer the question “what next?……..”  This may occur after completing tertiary education , or being in a career or relationship that we feel is going no where. Counselling will help guide you to a place of making empowered decisions.

Career Counselling :

In order to help guide school goers as well as adults looking at a change in career, I offer a range of guidance options. Career counselling can help students get to know themselves better by helping them identify their strengths, weaknesses, skills and abilities. Career counselling involves a combination of psychometric assessments testing and as well as counselling/narrative sessions.

Online Counselling :

Online Counselling provides you with the opportunity to receive counselling on a secure and private online platform.

Online Counselling may appeal to clients who are physically unable to attend in-person counselling sessions

Online Counselling allows you to connect with me from wherever you are, by making use of a computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection.  We will make use of either WhatsApp, Zoom or Google Meet, whichever suits you.

All services are offered both online via WhatsApp/Google Meet/Zoom, or in-person.


    Lisa Coetzer

    Cell: 082 8087604


    Address: Ballito