Our Psychologists

Cecil Wood

Educational Psychologist

Cecil Wood is a graduate of the University of South Africa (UNISA) and completed his Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling) degree in 2012. He is registered with the HPCSA as a psychologist in the category: independent practice educational psychology. Cecil started out his professional life as an intermediate phase teacher and then worked in the child and youth care field for more than twenty years, first as a principal of a children’s home and then as a national trainer/facilitator in this field. As an educational psychologist, he specializes in assessments and therapeutic work with children, adolescents and their families. Area of psychological services include:

• Educational Assessments to determine barriers to learning

• Career Assessments (Subject choices for grades 10-12 and for suitable courses to follow at tertiary education level)

• School Readiness Testing

• Testing for Dyslexia

• ADHD Testing

• Parental Guidance

Cecil also offers individual and group counselling to adults who have survived traumatic events or are struggling with issues in their lives. He has a particular interest in couples counselling and in this regard is passionate about helping couples to communicate more effectively with each other and to understand and meet each other’s emotional needs. Through the process of therapy, couples hopefully find a renewed commitment to their partnership, are reminded of the reasons why they fell in love and rediscover the romance and passion in their marriage/partnership.

Prof Louise Stroud

Clinical Psychologist

Prof Louise Stroud (BCur, Hon (Psych), MA (Cl.Psych), PhD) is a registered Clinical Psychologist. She has practiced in the field of Psychology for 26 years and has a keen interest in Child Development, Psychotherapy and Neuropsychology. Louise is the lead researcher for the Association for Research in Infant and Child Development and a Tutor of the Griffiths Scales of Child Development.

Dr Ruth Stewart

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Ruth Stewart has more than 20 years practice experience as a Clinical Psychologist. She's licensed with the HPCSA and had worked extensively in hospital and university settings while maintaining a private practice. Ruth has special interest in education, research, advocacy and working therapeutic with individuals, couples and families. Taking a humanistic stance, her focus is on wellness and balance; accepting that life is challenging, and assisting clients to navigate difficulties. She offers support through the process of improving mental health, addressing relationship difficulties, and adjusting to challenging life changes. With each client working on strategies that address the root causes of difficulties and build meaningful connections, to be the best you can be. Over many years she has served as board member of the following organisations & NPO's : Protective Behaviours SA, Alzheimer's Council EC, Connect Centre and Greencycle. And affiliate of local and international EFT.


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