About Me

I love working with people to resolve their problems and to assist them to achieve their goals in life.

Hello! I’m Lobone

Lobone’s Story

Lobone grew up with his maternal grandmother in a remote village called Modimola, outside Mafikeng in the North-West Province of South Africa. He, later on, went to live in Mafikeng (Montshioa location and Lomanyaneng village respectively) with his mother and step-father after they got married. Lobone completed his Matric at St Mary’s high school in Mafikeng where he became the first student in the then Bophuthatswana homeland to receive the “Standard Bank Best Matric Student Award” in 1991 during the year when he was also the Head boy of the school. The event was captured in the Mafikeng Mail, Radio Bop, and Bop TV news. This ignited and marked the beginning of his public speaking.

Inspired by his late grandfather and poet, LD Raditladi, Lobone went to study as a teacher and acquired a University Diploma in Education and Training but did not pursue his initial dream of writing Setswana books. He, however, continued his career as a school teacher and principal while he felt more inspired to become a psychologist.

In 2001, Lobone attended an Inculturation school in Kenya, Nairobi, where he was inspired to understand more about human existence, behaviour, and functioning. In 2003, he organized a fundraising cross-cultural tour to Europe, Austria, where he took with him 15 students from his school choir to stage performances in various communities around Vienna. The money raised was used to educate the poor children in the area of Lomanyaneng and Majemantsho villages in Mafikeng.

Lobone relocated to Johannesburg in 2008 with his family to take up a job as a school principal of a private school in Soweto. He worked as a school teacher for 19 years (including being a deputy and principal for 14 years). Despite his proven success in education, Lobone still believed in his capacity to achieve more, and subsequently decided to pursue his dream of becoming a clinical psychologist. He was fortunate to be selected to a full-time Master’s Degree programme in Clinical Psychology in 2015 at UNISA, which he successfully completed. He is currently working as a clinical psychologist.

My Interests

Lobone is also well-known as a musician in various communities where he lived and worked as a teacher. He was a chorister and co-conductor of the then popular Molopo Choral Artists choir in Mafikeng. He also conducted St.Mary’s Church Choir in Mafikeng and recorded CD albums in 2007 and 2010 (which are currently popular in Motsweding & Mafikeng FM). With his interest in psychology and music, Lobone titled his Masters dissertation “The perceived psychological contributions of choral singing in a Setswana-speaking community.

 

My Experience

  • Clinical Psychologist work with people of all ages
  • Educator
  • School principal
  • Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

My Education

  • Registered with Board of Health Funders (BHF)
  • Masters degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Honours degree in Psychological Counselling
  • BA degree in Communication
  • University diploma in Education
  • Registered member of the Health Professions Council of SA.

My Skills and Strengths

  • Individual Therapy 95% 95%
  • Couples Therapy 86% 86%
  • Group Therapy 77% 77%
  • Medico-Legal Assessments 85% 85%
  • Family Therapy 93% 93%
  • Motivational Speaking 78% 78%

I Work With Individuals, Couples, Families, & Groups

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a process during which people work one-on-one with a trained therapist like Lobone. This is done in a safe, caring, and confidential environment, to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, to work through challenging or influential memories, to identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist with clinical experience helps two people involved in a romantic relationship. The goal is to gain insight into their relationship, to resolve conflict and to improve relationship satisfaction.  This is done by utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a form of psychological counseling that can help family members improve their relationships to each other and to resolve  conflicts.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves the therapist working with several people at the same time. Groups can be as small as three or four people, but group therapy sessions often involve around five to fifteen individuals.

“When we are no longer able to change the situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”

Victor Frankl

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."

Abraham Maslow

"Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice."

William James

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."

Albert Ellis

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."

Carl Rogers

How Do I Get Started?

Book Appointment

Simply call me on (081) 884-2676 to book you appointment. Or use the form below. When you make your booking, please indicate in the Notes your choice of venue - Craighall Park or Robertsham. Please remember that Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon and Saturday are dedicated to Robertsham whereas Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning are for Craighall.

Make an Appointment with Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below.

(081) 884-2676

41 St Albans Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg, The Peartree Therapy Center. 2196.

82 Anson Street, Robertsham, 2091.

help@psychologistlobone.co.za

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