Unique Insight Psychologist - Shaylene Saville

Jayde Bevis

I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist working in independent practice. I am registered with the Health Professions Counsel of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF).

Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, I completed my undergraduate studies at Nelson Mandela University. After my second year of studying a BA in psychology, I was one of a handful of students selected to continue with the BPsych Program. I graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (cum laude), which allowed me to register as a Registered Counsellor. I then moved to Durban where I completed my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College Campus).

I spent my psychology internship year working at Westville Boys’ High School and at the Centre for Applied Psychology Clinic at UKZN. I have previously worked at UCLIN (NMU Psychology clinic) and I was also blessed with the opportunity to spend two weeks working on the Phelophepa Heath Care Train in 2014.

I have been trained in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and person-centred therapy (PCT). I am comfortable to work from any of these approaches and adapt my approach based on each individual client’s needs. I have been trained in, and also enjoy doing, a variety of psychological assessments. I have attended a variety of workshops on topics such as gender affirming health care and will continue to attend workshops to build on my knowledge and competencies. I also continue to attend professional peer supervison to develop and maintain my skills.

I work mostly with children, adolescents, and young adults. I offer intellectual and career assessments, play therapy, counselling, and psychotherapy. I have had exposure to working with trauma and also offer trauma-debriefing sessions for individuals and groups. I have a special interest in and enjoy conducting career assessments and guidance.

If you would like to book an appointment with me please contact me on 0710965608 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..