EQ Advant-Edge has a dynamic team of highly qualified individuals specialising in the field of psychology. They recognise the growing need for increased emotional intelligence, leadership skills and emotional well-being for all professions, demographics and age brackets.
EQ refers to Emotional Quotient, which defines our level of ability to interact successfully with others. This concept is becoming universally more popular and is all about increasing one’s performance in all domains, including the business, scholastic and personal context.
The ability to understand other people, help them enhance their life and be able to cope better, is exactly what Andrea, Jenna and Natalie pride themselves on doing in a highly skilled and professional environment.
Along with EQ, the team considers itself to be one of the most reputable neurofeedback and psychological practices in Durban and Johannesburg, with a focus on ethics and professionalism that serves as a central tenet to the manner in which they go about working with their clients.
B.A., H.E.D., B.A. Hons. Psych., M.Ed Psych., Dipl.Adv. Hyp., ISNR registered Neurofeedback Practitioner. (Prac. No. PS0115207 and SAMHF 791953)
Andrea Kellerman is a registered Educational Psychologist who has been working with children and adults for the past 30 years. She has formerly worked as a qualified teacher and has lectured and taught children and adults at school, college and university level. After having studied psychology, hypnotherapy and neurofeedback/brain training, she worked in hospitals, a crisis centre and private practice where she has helped many people who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, eating disorders, concentration problems, ADD/ADHD, people who needed to stop smoking, lose weight and reduce phobias.
Andrea follows a holistic approach when working with clients. She is working with DNA testing, is always increasing her knowledge in neuroscience and uses the latest therapy techniques to help her clients in the best and most effective way possible.
Furthermore, Andrea has helped many athletes to increase their sporting performance, achieving great success. Andrea was a member of the German National Vaulting team when she was younger and has won many international titles. Her sporting career and studies in the fields of psychology, biokinetics and human movement science have given her unique knowledge and insight to work with and help athletes and others to reach their optimal performance level. Technology, such as zoom calling, allows Andrea to reach and have a big clientele in many countries in the world.
She is the co-founder of the EQ Advant-Edge and Re-Mind Memory course and has worked hard to get the course to as many schools and companies as possible. Andrea has written numerous articles for different magazines and newspapers and has been interviewed by national and international radio and TV programes. Furthermore, she has given educational talks in different settings and is actively involved in growing the fields of neurofeedback/brain training, hypnotherapy and emotional intelligence.
B.A. Psych., B.A. Hons. Psych., Dip. H.R. Man., Professional Registered Counsellor, ISNR registered Neurofeedback Practitioner (PRC0011800) Certified BWRT Practitioner
Jenna studied at the Stellenbosch University and completed her honours in psychology at the University of SA. During her honours year she started an Eating Disorder support group together with Andrea Kellerman at the Westville Hospital. Jenna is affiliated with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, where she is a qualified Registered Counsellor and Neurofeedback Practitioner.
Upon completing her honours Jenna started working as a Group Therapy Counsellor for the Durban Manor Clinic. Here she worked with groups within two psychiatric hospital wards, tending to patients who experienced difficulty with depression, anxiety, bipolar and many other disorders. Here, Jenna also formed part of the team that developed material such as an anger management programme, which is currently used today in both the psychiatric and corporate fields.
Jenna headed up her own Eating Disorder support group at a local church, where she has trained counsellors and which is still running today. Jenna has also completed a diploma in human resource management, as another means to understand human nature in the working environment and to gain further understanding of the corporate environment and how psychology applies to it. Other courses and areas she is interested in are Brain Work Recursive Therapy, Play and Sand Tray Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy and Dialectic Behavior Therapy.
After having worked extensively in hospitals as well as in private institutions and having acquired extensive knowledge about the mind and brain, Jenna Dias now practises within a private setting, where she helps individuals develop awareness and coping skills focused around their difficulties. Jenna enjoys helping people or families with developing better coping skills to equip them with the difficulties that they experience to ensure an optimal and fulfilling life.
Jenna is the co-founder of the Re-Mind Memory course and works alongside Andrea Kellerman and Natalie Fourie in both the EQ-Advant-Edge and Re-Mind Memory courses. Jenna serves alongside her colleagues as a trustee on the board of the Emotional Intelligence Charitable Trust, which provides Emotional Intelligence courses to disadvantaged children. Jenna has written numerous articles for different magazines for the last 2 years and does various talks within school and corporate settings as a means to educate people about mental health and how to go about taking responsibility for their life to ensure overall optimal functioning.
"My passion has and always will be people, exploring ways to help them be both successful and content in their day-to-day life."
B.Soc Sci Psych. (General and Industrial)
B.Soc Sci Psych Honours (General and Industrial)
Mental Wellness Coach
Counsellor (registered with the CFC)
Emotional Intelligence Course Facilitator
Naina obtained her undergraduate and post graduate degrees from the University of Kwa – Zulu Natal. During her Honours year, she was a Psychology Tutor and Test Invigilator. She was also a founding member for The Society for Students of Psychology at the University of Kwa – Zulu Natal. She is also a mentor at William Clark Gardens in Sherwood.
She has been involved in presenting mentor workshops and mentor training in corporate setting. She has volunteered at various organisations to gain experience with children from disadvantaged backgrounds and various psychological problems.
She has also gained experience in a business setting as an assistant store manager in Umhlanga. She has also assisted a family with one parent who was terminal with cancer.
Naina’s interest in Neuorscience and Neuropsychology has led her to be a facilitator at EQ Advantedge, as a Neurofeedback facilitator and Emotional Intelligence Course Facilitator. She has written short articles in educating parents on various issues that adolescent individuals may experience and the contribution of Neurofeedback as a form of treatment. She also aims to complete a course in hypnotherapy and remedial education in order to further assist individuals.
She believes in never giving up and continuously growing. She approaches problems from a holistic perspective in order to give the best for the situation at hand.
Her passion comes from her belief: that helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.
Through a face-to-face setting and via online/Zoom counselling, Andrea, Jenna and Natalie will help you. Technology allows us to reach more people in SA and around the world.
Online counselling provides a safe, confidential and non-threatening space to explore an alternative and healthier means of realising one's optimal self. Counselling is helpful with individuals who have concerns regarding anxiety, depression, trauma, co-dependency, unhealthy relationships, parenting and boundaries.
The focus becomes about understanding, acceptance, taking responsibility and moving forward, enabling the client to feel more in control and confident about themselves and their environment.