Staff and Child Wellness

Carol Surya

Carol Surya is a counseling psychologist, author and game developer, who loves empowering people to live their best lives.  Using a practical solution-focused and strengths based approach, she teaches tools that help parents and children feel happier, calmer and more connected.  

She runs a parent-child private practise in the beautiful coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, where she lives with her husband Marty.  She loves being in nature, swimming in the ocean, horse riding, yoga and Biodanza (dance movement therapy).

She has worked in private practise, academic, corporate, community and public sectors across South Africa over the last 25 years;

has published two books (Great Kids, 2012 and Parent Magic – raising kids positively, 2016); developed and published the Inner Magic® children’s self-esteem game; run CPD accredited training nationwide for professionals; delivered talks at national and international conferences and frequently runs parenting workshops and a variety of wellness programs. 

She is also co-director of an NGO WISE (Wellbeing in Schools and Education) – which offers personal and children’s wellbeing training programs to professionals working with children from disadvantaged communities, and a board member of the local Masizame Child and Youth Care Center, where she also offers wellness programs for the staff and resident children.

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