Carlswald House Preparatory

Lauren | School CouncilorOur School Counsellor

Lauren is a Registered Counsellor, who enjoys working with children of all ages. She helps in areas of social, emotional and learning support, where she believes that all children have the potential to achieve in all areas of life regardless of their circumstance. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria, and looks forward to being able to assist learners even further once qualified. Lauren uses a Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach, sometimes together with other theoretical approaches, focusing on children’s strengths. This approach relies on moving forward, rather than focusing on the problem itself. Small, short term goals are used as a way of accomplishing long-term goals. Learners are encouraged to think for themselves, apply the tools they learn and be a part of the process in helping them reach their potential. Lauren enjoys doing fun and creative activities to engage learners in the counselling process.