I am so excited to introduce my new Youth Counsellor, Hannetjie Van Aardt
How on earth do I pronounce her name? Like "honey" + "key" (said quickly)
We are so excited to be working together to provide a service to young people in the South-West of WA who haven't had a lot of success with other agencies in terms of managing their mental health, and having someone to talk to about all the tricky situations that arise when we transition from primary school to high school, and then all the challenges of being a teenager in this world.
Hannetjie has 20 years of experience working with young people in a wide range of settings and is passionate about helping them navigate this often-confusing stage of life. She uses a strength-based and character-building approach to assist them in discovering their core self and help them define who they are and want to be. She understands the complexity of attaining and maintaining social and emotional wellbeing, and the importance of self-acceptance.
Hannetjie has experience working with young people who struggle with depression and anxiety, including social anxiety, self-harming behaviours, and school refusal. She also has a wealth of knowledge to help teenagers identify, understand, and regulate their emotions.
While her focus is the individual, Hannetjie’s counselling approach is holistic in nature and involves working with multiple facets of the young person. She prefers to work alongside the parents/guardians of the young people so that she can provide them with the relevant psychoeducation and to equip them with the tools needed to best support their children through their struggles.
Hannetjie has immediate availability and the fee for her session is $130 (no rebates currently available). To make an appointment ( you can simply self-refer) or if you have a query, you can contact her directly on 0492 002 330 or email email@example.com outlining what you are looking for, who is seeking the counselling and we will get back you as soon as we can.