Welcome to Inner Minds Family Therapy Practice.

Inner Minds has been providing comprehensive Counselling/ Coaching & Family Mediation services to individuals, couples and families since 2008.

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Nadia Thonnard.

I am the Owner of Inner Minds, a Family Therapy Practice, and a Qualified Professional with a passion for making a difference.

Having struggled through my own life’s challenges awakened me to the realisation and importance that without a healthy, authentic self-esteem, life would continue to be a struggle. I have discovered my own inner strengths, and to believe in myself has freed me from relying on outer influences to define my self-worth.

I was a parent who faced divorce and was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster which hit me – feeling fear, anger, resentment, stress, relief, anxiety, sadness and, of course, the inevitable guilt, and realised that my life is the result of my choices.

I then ventured on a career change into applied psychology at age 42 and graduated with a Diploma in Counselling & Communication from the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) in 2009.

I also qualified as a Family & Divorce Mediator, Accredited with FAMAC, and furthered my knowledge with a Basic Intensive Training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management (William Glasser International).

Through Inner Minds, I gear at meeting the varied needs of individuals and families facing emotional challenges.

For those facing Divorce related issues, I founded SADSA | The South African Divorce Support Association.

My aim is to provide support and solutions to those individuals and families to assist them to change old ways into new ways and take responsibility through better choices.

My mission is to be a force of positive change. To see each day as a chance to seize new opportunities and to teach my children and others to love, laugh and discover their own unlimited potential.

Registrations & Qualifications

  • Counselling Graduate from The South African College of Applied Psychology – Diploma Couns. & Comm (SACAP)(CHE)
  • Certified Divorce & Family Mediator (FAMAC accredited)
  • Basic Intensive Training in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy (William Glasser International)
  • Board Secretary – ACT SA | Association for Choice Theory South Africa

Our Services

~ Let me guide you on a journey of self-discovery and healing ~

Therapy Services:


The Association for Choice Theory South Africa is delighted to offer this 6 hr special workshop intended to help people take better control of their lives. It serves as a basic introduction to Choice Theory psychology, an excellent explanation of human behaviour and a way to understand how we can improve the quality of our own lives and improve our personal well being. This workshop has been accredited by William Glasser International.

This special workshop, based on Choice Theory, is intended to help you be the best parent you can be by:

    • Meeting your needs while helping your child meet theirs in a
      responsible way
    • Understand the different emotional developmental stages of
      your child
    • Leading by example
    • Changing negative relationships into positive relationships by
      replacing disconnecting habits with connecting habits
    • Understanding that discipline means to teach as opposed to
    • Impacting the life of your child to discover their own unlimited
  • REALity Parenting  (Based on the Blueprint Model I developed, inspired by Choice Theory)

This workshop is intended to reconnect Parents and Children with the understanding that until individuals understand that Change Begins Within, relationships cannot improve if the focus is on changing the other person’s behaviour.

    • It will explain how to understand your Blueprint and how it helps to understand someone else’s Blueprint
    • It will empower you with the responsibility you have over your children’s Blueprint
    • It will strengthen your relationship with your children but focusing on discipline and not punishment
    • It will reinforce connecting habits