The Team

Dear valued clients,

It is both an honour and a genuine privilege to serve as your therapist. Thank you for entrusting us with your deepest fears, trauma memories, and vulnerable spaces. Our dedication to you includes a steadfast acknowledgment of the challenges within the therapy process. We promise to always respect your journey and move at your pace. Your bravery is truly commendable, and we feel privileged to work with you.

Meet the team

Lauren Charlesworth
(nee’ Moore)

Lauren Moore, founder of Lauren Moore Counselling, is dedicated to guiding clients toward their most fulfilling lives.

With a background in eating disorders and addiction, Lauren brings years of experience assisting individuals facing diverse challenges, from addiction and depression to low self-esteem and eating disorders.

Through her engaging approach and emphasis on the patient-therapist relationship, Lauren fosters an environment where clients can explore their issues and traumas, leading to deeper self-understanding and transformation.

“Through counseling and self-reflection, I’ve witnessed incredible transformations in my clients. The cornerstone of successful counseling, in my view, is the relationship we build together—a safe, confidential space where we can address core issues and traumas.”

As a mother of three, Lauren also specializes in maternal mental health and relationship counseling, bringing a compassionate touch to her practice.

Chante Spannenberg

 

Chante, a registered counselor with HPCSA, brings over 5 years of experience in private practice, specializing in adolescents, adults, and couples. Her focus areas include grief, relationship challenges, women’s issues, trauma, self-esteem, parenting, teen support, and stress management.

She collaborates with clients, providing a non-judgmental, empathetic space for exploration. Through this process, clients can cultivate new perspectives and coping mechanisms to address their current struggles.

“Seeking professional psychological support can guide you through crises, foster personal growth, and help meet life’s demands. Your therapy journey can lead to achieving a state of well-being.”

Chante offers counseling in both English and Afrikaans and is a mother of two.

 

Engela Kok

 

Engela is an empathetic counselor who adopts a client-centered approach to therapy. In her therapy room, Engela and her clients collaborate to cultivate emotional skills that extend beyond their sessions. She takes pride in creating a warm, inviting space where clients feel safe exploring their challenges.

With a special focus on couples navigating relationship difficulties and individuals facing fertility issues, Engela offers support tailored to each client’s unique needs. Fluent in both English and Afrikaans, she provides counseling in both languages, ensuring clients feel understood and heard.

Kayla Bull

 

Kayla qualified as a Registered Counsellor in 2015; with several years of experience in the NGO sector, she transitioned into private practice.
Believing firmly in the innate leadership and potential for growth within each client, Kayla fosters a compassionate, non-judgmental, and confidential environment where they can freely explore their fears, worries, and aspirations. She views her role as a facilitator of their journey, recognizing that, ultimately, clients are the architects of their own stories.
Kayla is particularly interested in palliative care (those affected by serious illnesses), supporting individuals and families by addressing their psychological and spiritual concerns. Her approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration, and she remains dedicated to empowering her clients to embrace their strengths and resilience, embodying the belief that they are the catalysts for transformative change in their lives.
Kayla integrates mindfulness techniques into her therapeutic approach, utilizing them as powerful tools to enhance self-awareness, promote emotional regulation, and cultivate resilience. By incorporating mindfulness practices into her sessions, she empowers her clients to develop a deeper connection with themselves and their experiences, facilitating personal growth and transformation.

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