I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist working in independent practice. I am registered with the Health Professions Counsel of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF).
Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, I completed my undergraduate studies at Nelson Mandela University. After my second year of studying a BA in psychology, I was one of a handful of students selected to continue with the BPsych Program. I graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (cum laude), which allowed me to register as a Registered Counsellor. I then moved to Durban where I completed my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College Campus).
I spent my psychology internship year working at Westville Boys’ High School and at the Centre for Applied Psychology Clinic at UKZN. I have previously worked at UCLIN (NMU Psychology clinic) and I was also blessed with the opportunity to spend two weeks working on the Phelophepa Heath Care Train in 2014.
I have been trained in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and person-centred therapy (PCT). I am comfortable to work from any of these approaches and adapt my approach based on each individual client’s needs. I have been trained in, and also enjoy doing, a variety of psychological assessments. I have attended a variety of workshops on topics such as gender affirming health care and will continue to attend workshops to build on my knowledge and competencies. I also continue to attend professional peer supervison to develop and maintain my skills.
I work mostly with children, adolescents, and young adults. I offer intellectual and career assessments, play therapy, counselling, and psychotherapy. I have had exposure to working with trauma and also offer trauma-debriefing sessions for individuals and groups. I have a special interest in and enjoy conducting career assessments and guidance.