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