About Me

 

MY APPROACH

I favour working from a postmodern frame of reference. This means that I focus on the unique ability of persons to create and re-create themselves, their environments and essentially their lives. This allows me to meet you exactly where you are, and to help you move forward. In the process of creating and re-creating, I use a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques.

 I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based Interventions, Hypnosis and Somatic Therapy. I have experience in therapy with children, adolescents and adults. I am looking forward to create and re-create with you in order to facilitate balance and wellbeing in your life. It’s not about your pain or your diagnosis. It’s about living your best life regardless.

I also conduct psychological assessment in the neuropsychological, psycho-legal (forensic) and diagnostic settings. In general, a psychologist may only assume one or the other role; the role of the assessor or the role of the therapist. With assessment, the focus is on identification of problems, conditions and behaviours, rather than treatment thereof. I have experience in assessment of children, adolescents and adults.

My Experience

I actively enjoy, and have experience in working with people from different cultures and contexts, as this has broadened my perspectives. This in turn helps me raise the quality of the research and publications I contribute to furthering the field of psychology. I am fluent in Afrikaans and English, while I am also in the process of learning Setswana. 

I have worked in psychiatric and medical facilities with both in- and out-patients, and am comfortable working with people of all ages.

I have experience with and am qualified to write psychological assessments in neuropsychological, psycho-legal (forensic) and diagnostic frameworks.

For more details, please view my Services page.

MY QUALIFICATIONS

DEGREES

*Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University: M.Sc. Clinical Psychology
*The University of Pretoria: BSocSci Honours in Psychology
*The North West University of Potchefstroom: B.Sc. Health Sciences (Physiology and Psychology)

SHORT COURSES

*Stellenbosch University: Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs)
*UNISA: Research skills workshops (Grounded Theory; Statistical Analysis in Quantitative Research)
*SIOPSA: Attendance of the SIOPSA Mock Trial (forensic psychology)
*The South African Modern Hypnosis Academy: Certification as a Practitioner in Modern Hypnosis
*Synergetica: Clinical Herbalism; Principles of Nutrition Screening Treatment Protocols
*GoFocus: Advanced Dyslexia Workshop

“Just as blueprints don't necessarily specify blue buildings, selfish genes don't necessarily specify selfish organisms... Genes are a play within a play, not the interior monologue of the players.” ― Steven Pinker

“We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” ― Paulo Coelho

"The creative adult is the child who survived." -- Ursula Leguin