About Us

The team of Occupational Therapists at Jonas Occupational Therapists collectively is skilled in different techniques. These techniques include experiential group therapy, the Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI) and other projective techniques, play therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), Sensory Intelligence, the Demartini Method (DM) and other coaching techniques.

Haneke Jonas

Haneke is the founder of Jonas Occupational Therapists. She is inspired to empower every person of any age to lead a life of purpose, freedom and fulfilment. She believes people can be empowered to overcome their emotional difficulties and discover their unique purpose and mission in life and through that overcome mood problems and addiction.

Haneke, together with Adri Badenhorst has developed the Emotions and Chronic Disease Workshop to empower the community regarding the impact of negative emotions on the development on chronic disease; the mind-body connection. These workshops aim to give power back to a person to prevent or improve chronic illness.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Demartini Method facilitator
  • MARI practitioner
  • Sensory Intelligence Adult Therapist
  • WorkWell Certified Practitioner

Haneke also serves her profession as an EXCO member of the Institute of Private Practitioners (INSTOPP) and as a member of the Coding and Procedures Committee (OTASA).

Adri Badenhorst

Adri loves helping people look at the world and themselves through new lenses, think in new ways, gain confidence, find purpose and reach a deeper and more effective level of balanced living. Adri, together with Haneke, developed the Emotions and Chronic Disease: the Mind-Body Connection Workshop.

  • MARI practitioner
  • Trained in Play Therapy Principles

Lauren Jackson

Lauren is committed to help individuals create purpose by helping them succeed in everyday activities and roles. Lauren enjoys working with and learning from individuals from all walks of life. She believes that Occupational Therapy is powerful as it views individuals holistically and focuses on stimulating the unique potential and ability of the individual.

  • Sensory Intelligence Adult Therapist

Candice Mes

Candice is dedicated to enable transformation in others through experiential group therapy and individual treatment programmes. She loves to create “just the right challenge”, giving sufficient support to inspire personal growth. Her key areas of interest are running adolescent group therapy and creating successful return to work programmes for adults with disabilities.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Intelligence Adult Therapist

Ilse de Wet

Ilse is a dedicated team player with a special interest in mental health as well as the field of paediatrics. With her lively energy she easily engages people on a journey of self-discovery. Her latest interest in play therapy allows her to assist children on an emotional level and guides parents in supporting their children through the process in order to prevent long-term difficulties.

  • Sensory Intelligence Adult Therapist
  • Trained in Play Therapy Principles

Robyn Wilkinson

Robyn is passionate about encouraging and inspiring growth in individuals, in order for them to gain further insight into their true selves. She is a creative therapist and enjoys using the arts and fresh ideas in her work.

Nicole Kandier

Nicole has a passion for working with people and exploring different cultures. She obtained valuable experience in community based rehabilitation in Soweto, whilst empowering and upskilling NGO’s, crèches and families caring for people with disabilities.

She believes the best type of work can be getting others back to theirs. Nicole enjoys helping others deal with challenges in life and the workplace. As an occupational therapist she understands that a person will only do what they are motivated to do. She believes a teachable spirit leads to the knowledge that equip you to live the rest of your life as the best of your life.
She values excellence in clinical reasoning, professional ethics, client centeredness and the use of best practices.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation
  • WorkWell Certified Practitioner
  • CAMAG Certified – American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

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