Dr Jeannette van Dyk

I am an Organizational and Industrial Psychologist and registered with the HPCSA and BHF. I am passionate about the dynamics of human behaviour. During my PhD research studies, I have focused on employee well-being and coping in a workplace bullying environment. The research results were presented at the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference in Spain. Based on these scientific research results I have developed a model to assist individuals and organizations with strategies and techniques to improve individuals’ psychological resilience and help create a work environment for better performance, productivity, and increased psychological well-being. I make use of evidence-based strategies and tools to assist individuals to cope better with stress during difficult situations and as a consequence flourish more.

Furthermore, I provide narrative career counselling and psychometric assessments to assist individuals to live a life of meaning and finding fulfilment in their careers. Additionally, I assist individuals when they feel stuck in their career journeys, experience negative behaviour at work, going through life changes such as returning to work after maternity leave, adjustment after emigration; retrenchment, or retirement. I offer techniques to improve optimism; motivation; increasing confidence; emotional intelligence; anger management; facilitation of work/life balance; loss; forgiveness; communication skills, procrastination, self-doubt, fear of failure etc. Moreover, I assist individuals to discover their personal strengths and develop coping skills that are essential in navigating the challenges of life.

I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, and couples. I follow a holistic approach based on the client’s needs and also incorporate the following: Brain working recursive therapy; the Gottman model for couples counselling; self-exploration techniques; narrative career counselling; strength-based counselling; positive psychology; mindfulness techniques; solution-focused approach; person-centred approach; and psychometric assessments. My sessions are offered in Afrikaans or English, and I have vast experience working across religious and cultural diversity.

As a Christian, I truly believe each person is worthy to feel valued, heard, and understood and to have a fulfilling life that is meaningful and purposeful. It is my hope for you that our work together is about wellness, solutions, and progress. I look forward to working with you on your journey!

Herewith a summary of some of my services:

Teenagers (14 yrs+)

  • Personal development (confidence, emotional intelligence, etc.)

  • Stress and coping skills

  • Career counselling and assessments

Adults

  • Meaning finding/self-exploration

  • Stress and psychological burnout

  • Trauma debriefing and trauma counselling

  • Grief/loss counselling

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Couples counselling

  • Employee wellbeing

  • Adjustment to life changes

  • Fear of failure inhibiting work performance

  • Personal development (Various personal development tools included in the fee)

Organizations

  • Psychometric assessments for career development, coaching and recruitment

  • Report writing and feedback

  • Negative workplace behaviour interventions

  • Improving motivation & job satisfaction

  • Culture change initiatives

  • Leadership development

  • Performance management

  • Increased employee engagement and productivity interventions

  • Resilience development and workplace bullying workshops

  • Organizational diagnosis and recommendations

  • Culture and employee engagement surveys