Talya Ressel is a social worker and family therapist who has worked in both South Africa and England for the past 15 years. Above all, she is a curious and real person, trying to navigate this messy life.
Talya works with individuals, couples, and families, with a special focus on dealing with anxiety and high sensitivity. It was her own experiences, as a child and now as an adult and mother that led her to those two areas of interest. As part of her ongoing personal and professional journey she has connected with and studied many different models, tools and techniques in an attempt to integrate cutting edge research with psychological approaches and some physically grounding tools. Her skill is finding ways to make these accessible and relatable to dealing with challenges in every day life
She is particularly drawn to working with young people and supporting them while they try make sense of their experiences as well as assisting parents to manage the well-being of their child/ren, themselves and the whole family system.
Beyond private therapy sessions, Talya runs therapeutic groups and training workshops as well as consults with various schools and organizations in South Africa.
Talya is also a well respected professional in the media platform– she has appeared regularly on radio and TV programmes such as Kfm, Cape Talk, Expresso and ENCA, as well as contributed many articles in a variety of print media.
Talya graduated with a BSocSci (Hons) in Social Work from the University of Cape Town, following by a PG(Cert) in Systemic Theory from the University of East London, UK (Tavistock Institute).