Workshops to handle life’s challenges

2018-02-08 06:01
Nerine Loock

Nerine Loock

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Nerine Loock, counselling psychologist, has the philosophy: “Getting to know yourself is a journey.”

She is registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa and provides a range of specialised services such as assessing, diagnosing and intervening in clients dealing with life challenges, adjustments, and developmental problems and to optimise psychological well-being.

Owing to her background as a Biokineticist, she follows a solution focussed approach, emphasizing on her clients’ resilience, strengths, and resources they possess and how these can guide them toward seeing the good themselves and living a meaningful life.

Weekly wellness workshops

“I see great advantage in getting individuals, facing a common area of concern, to attend workshops or group therapy sessions,” said Nerine.

The workshops will be a mix of teaching and practical exercises.

Workshops will be conducted over 4 weeks (1 hour and 30 minutes/week) with the objective of keeping it simple and real, providing step by step guidelines that will enable the clients to apply the learning obtained through the workshop in the course of their everyday lives.

Workshop topics include the following:

  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Reducing the risk of alcohol and drug abuse
  • Trauma support and intervention
  • Life after loss: dealing with grief
  • Pain management
  • What everyone should know about wellness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Healthy habits: managing stress, depression and anxiety
  • Career counselling and subject choice guidance
  • Exam preparation and management of exam anxiety
  • Team building

Comprehensive assessments

She also conducts comprehensive assessments (cognitive, personality, emotional and neurological) which include the following:

.Neuropsychological assessments

.General scholastic functioning

.School readiness

.Sport mental toughness profiling

Other interest fields

Other interest fields which Nerine assists with include:


?Depression and anxiety


?Personal growth

?Relationship issues

?Sexual abuse

?Career and subject choice

?Behavioural intervention

?Emotional intelligence

?Pain management

?Coping with illness and injury

?Employee wellness

?Mental toughness for athletes

Enquiries: Nerine Loock’s practice is situated at Uitenhage North Dutch Reformed Church hall, Mosel Road, Uitenhage. Contact details: 084 515 6878 or


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