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About Gillian Adonis

I was born and raised in the beautiful Western Cape. The people and children of Cape Town have always been my passion, ever since I can remember.

It is little wonder I was drawn into this field of work. I graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2002. After completing my degree I worked at Bloemfontein Hospital as part of my community service. Working there affirmed my calling into this field of helping people. It was probably one of my most humbling experiences, but imparted me with humility and an unreserved heart of compassion.

There after, I spent some time at a special needs school in Johannesburg. The school focused on children with Learning Difficulties primarily Dyslexia. These kids crept into my heart and I just knew I wanted to continue working with children, specifically, those who had reading difficulties.

Cape Town was calling and it was time to head back.  I started my private practice in 2006. There have been many challenges that came along with it. However, I have learnt that the best way to overcome obstacles is one step at a time. I have thus far accrued fourteen years of experience as a Speech Therapist and over 1000 hands on clinical hours.

I am a mother of two amazing young boys. Their joy is my joy and their sadness is my sadness. So I fully understand and relate to parents’ plight when they enter my office with concern, anxiety and distress. I currently focus on all disciplines within Speech Therapy. View our range of services here.

The Gillian Adonis Approach

These are the key pillars that I have built the success of my practice on.

  • Trust: This is built up over time, but it is crucial that my patients trust me.
  • Authenticity: I am open and honest, holding my patients best interest at heart.
  • Perseverance: I don’t give up on my patients, and I expect the same from them.
  • Supportive: I am able to empathise and sympathise with my patients.
  • Attentiveness: When my patients speak, I listen!
  • Respect: I believe that respect is a fundamental element, in growing an on-going relationship, such as this.
  • Confidentiality: My patients can confide in me and be assured that it remains private.

Our Team

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Carla le Roux

Speech Therapist

I was born and raised in Cape Town. Ever since I can remember I have tried to help those in need. I realized through speech therapy I can help others in a very special way.

I completed my Speech-Language- and Hearing Therapy degree in 2017. In 2018 I completed my community service year in Upington, where I had the opportunity to see a wide variety of speech-language- and swallowing-related difficulties.

I firmly believe in advocating for my patients and spreading the message that not being able to communicate does not mean having anything to say.

My approach to therapy is empowering both the patient and caregiver and treating the problem holistically. I don’t only focus on what the problem is, but also how it affecting the person with the problem as well as their loved ones, their daily functioning and the activities they enjoy. I believe in training the caregiver of my patients on how to practice the patient’s speech and language at home and being actively involved in the therapy process.

Speech therapy has given me the chance to be absolutely in love with my job. It has given me the joy of going home knowing I helped a child say their first word, helped someone make a new friend at school by being able to look them in the eye and greet them, or helped a stroke survivor tell a family member they love them.

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.”

Patch Adams

Megan Lang

Speech Therapist

I am a graduate of the University of Cape Town where I studied both Speech and Language Therapy and a second major in Psychology. Since graduating I have worked mostly in hospitals in the public and private sectors.

I am passionate about all areas of speech and language therapy, but I am especially interested in therapy for children with special educational needs and feeding and swallowing difficulties. I also enjoy working with adult patients, both during their hospital stay and afterward. I am also a tutor at UCT where I help teach student speech therapists about the full spectrum of adult communication and swallowing disorders.

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