Ally Franken

I grew up in a small town in the Eastern Cape before moving to Stellenbosch to study Educational Psychology. After completing a B.Ed. Psych degree at US I registered as a counsellor with the HPCSA. Community work has always been a passion and I started working for Enlighten Education trust in Hermanus as a school counsellor straight after graduating.

From there I spent a few years working intensively with learners with barriers to learning, especially young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, trying to combine my love of horses and dogs in intervention programmes.  At the moment I am working as a full time counsellor, with my time divided between Good Hope Psychological Service at TC Newman Hospital and The Centre for Child, Youth and Family Studies, where I have been placed in schools in the Franschhoek area. I am currently completing a part time Master’s degree in Psychology through Bircham International University with a focus on Animal Assisted Therapy.

Good Hope Psychological Service provides a supportive platform from which we are able to think outside the box and empower people to find their voice, their inner strength and new perspectives to face challenges.