About Jana

I first met Miranda when I signed up to do some of her workshops.

I have found them life-changing and continue to be involved with them as a way of staying connected with my own process, as well as helping others gain the same benefits that I have.

As a clinical psychologist I have experienced many different kinds of therapies, both as a practitioner and as a client myself.

Change Matters offers something quite unique and, in my opinion, uniquely effective.

If you can relate to feeling stuck in your life, despite having tried a number of solutions, this service is for you. If you are at a point of pain where change needs to occur, then we can assist you in learning to help yourself.

As Miranda’s assistant, I have special interests in the following:

    Children, and the child in the adult
    Meditation
    The power of stories and other symbols
    Art and creative therapies
    Group work.

Qualifications & Work Experience

Dr Jana Lazarus:

Holds a BA and a Performer’s Diploma from UCT (1992), an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies (Tavistock/UEL, 2002), an MA in Clinical Psychology (Stellenbosch, 2003) and a DPhil in Psychology on the subject of infant observation (Stellenbosch, 2007).

She has taught and supervised Clinical Masters students at Stellenbosch University and has supervised other psychologists in private practice.

She has presented papers internationally, and has published in a local journal.

She currently works in part-time private practice in Cape Town, and is the co-author of an upcoming book, Miranda’s Dream.