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Carla van Zijl

Psychometrist and Registered Counsellor 


HPCSA Nr PMT0091332 

HPCSA Nr PRC0024627

BA Psychology and Criminology (UNISA)

BA Honours Psychology (UWC)

BA Honours Criminology (UNISA)

MPhil Criminology, Law and Society (UCT)

About Carla

Since registering with the HPCSA in 2015, Carla has been actively involved with Claremont Practice as a Psychometrist and Registered Counsellor. In addition, Carla has offered student counselling services at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She also spent some time as a School Counsellor at Edgemead High School. Since 2021, Carla provides psychometric assessments for adolescent patients at the AKESO clinic in Milnerton and works closely with the referring Psychiatrists and Psychologists. In collaboration with Stellenbosch University, Carla also offers BPsych Equivalent Psychometry Internships


Her interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) led to her working with the Neurodiversity Centre (NDC) where she offered psychometric testing for children with ADHD or Autism. Carla provided assessments for learners at the Boland School for Autism in Paarl as well. 


Currently, Carla is working towards a Diploma in Animal Behaviour through COAPE International after which she hopes to develop an animal-based intervention plan for young offenders as part of a PhD project.

Contact Carla for:

  • Individual counselling  (adolescents and young adults)

  • School-readiness assessments

  • Cognitive-Scholastic assessments to identify barriers to learning.

  • School Readiness assessments

  • Exam Concession assessments (primary school, high school, university)

  • Subject Choice and Career Choice assessment and guidance

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