Photo Small 1About Familyzone.co.za

Familyzone is an initiative of Dr Ronel Duchen. The website aims at providing information and skills building for parents, children and professionals on divorce, separation and post-divorce issues. This website can be utilised as a resource and skills builder during and after divorce. Visit this site for frequent updates on information and support. Read our monthly newsletter. Contact Us with your questions. We will post answers on the site.

Photo Small 1Dr Ronel Duchen

Dr Ronel Duchen has been practising as a Counselling Psychologist since July 1994. She holds the following degrees from RAU: BSc (Mathematical Sciences), National Higher Education Diploma, BSc (Hon), MA (Psychology) (cum laude) and a D.Litt. et Phil. Her practice consists of forensic work and includes psychological assessments and testifying in civil and criminal matters. She has testified as expert witness in the High, Regional and Magistrate Courts, as well as, the CCMA. She testified in Children’s Court proceedings. The focus of her work is post divorce and relational counselling and the drafting of Parenting Plans. Dr Duchen serves on the panel of experts working with the Office of the Family Advocate. In this capacity as well as in her capacity as Psychologist she has conducted enquiries and prepared reports in excess of 1000 matters. She is a trained mediator and provides continuous professional development training and supervision. She is the co-author of various books including Divorce: A South African Guide (1999): Zebra Press.