Benedict Mhlongo holds a Masters degree in Community-Based Counselling psychology from the
University of the Witwatersrand and is a Counselling Psychologist registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa as well as the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). Benedict is currently a resident psychologist on YFM and continues to make numerous Television appearances, where is he socially referred to as Dr. Better, a name he inherited from clients and former colleages .
I use an integrated approach, my preference of modalities of choice vary from Psycho-dynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural, Solution-focused and Narrative approach, based on the clients need.
I am fluent is most African languages and find it easy to connect.
I am passionate about supporting and empowering clients with adjusting well to life changes covering these areas; Bryanston, Broadacres and greater Fourways community, facilitating services such as couples therapy and individuals presenting with clinical depression etc..
Resident Psychologist at YFM (99.2) - I am responsible for empowering and educating the listeners about mental health and re-imagining a society that is proactive in their well-being.
Benedict is also engaged with the facilitation of psychology lecturers (lectures; community psychology and Fundamentals of a helping relationship), research supervision, community interventions and mentoring other academics from previously disadvantaged background.
Lastly, the therapist recently submitting his PhD concept paper that was accepted and approved at the University of Johannesburg to commenced studies early 2020 (PhD First year).