Occupational Therapist

at Oxford Healthcare Centre
Catherine Divaris

Catherine Divaris

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Tel: 010 350 0076 / 072 435 5660
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Qualifications
BSc OT (Wits), Dip Voc Rehab (Pret)
HPCSA reg. no. OT0076694
BHF practice no. 0534536

Catherine is an occupational therapist specialising in vocational rehabilitation and mental health. She obtained her BSc occupational therapy undergraduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2009. She received the award for the top student across four years of study, as well as the top student in psychiatry. After she completed her community service in 2010, she graduated cum laude for her diploma in vocational rehabilitation at the University of Pretoria (2012). Catherine consults with adults and adolescents with difficulties in the following areas: anxiety, time management problems, and school- or work-related stress. She has a special interest in return-to-work, mindfulness and cognitive retraining. Services offered include mindfulness training, organisation and routine assistance, job seeking and CV support, adolescent school support, practical anxiety and coping skills training, home or work environment site analysis and visits, and insurance and disability claims assessments (Functional Capacity Evaluations and work site analysis). She is a HPCSA Practitioner, a OTASA and MPS Member, and is Secretary of the Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Association.

Michelle Leresche

Michelle Leresche

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Tel: 010 350 0076
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Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of occupational therapy, working over a broad spectrum of diagnoses. Most recently, Michelle worked for 7 years at the Akeso group of hospitals and was the Unit Manager of the Dual Diagnosis Unit at Akeso Alberton for most of this time. This provided an ideal opportunity to work in the field of substance abuse, an area about which she is passionate. In this period, she established an outpatient support and psychoeducation group for patients and families who are struggling to cope with the challenges of substance and behavioural addictions. Michelle currently also works at Life Brackenview in the areas of general psychiatry and dual diagnosis. Her practice at Oxford Day Clinic offers individual and group therapy as well as assessment and psychiatric functional capacity evaluations.