About Me

I am a qualified Registered Counsellor, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and a member of ARCSA.  I completed my BA degree in Psychological Counselling at the University of South Africa and then went on to complete my Honours degree in Psychology at University of South Africa.  Following that, I completed my BPsych Accreditation Degree at Cornerstone Institute.

The most rewarding aspect of doing this work is the satisfaction that comes with witnessing first-hand the healing and growth that my clients experience, as they integrate various aspects of self to find a renewed sense of meaning and purpose in their lives.  I believe we all have the power within us to find joy and to succeed, and to thrive and be happy.

I am committed to providing accessible psychological services which focus on support and promoting well-being to individuals, families and groups. I believe that counselling is a collaborative process and my work is grounded in an Existential Approach, while drawing from a number of theoretical models, applying holistic, solution focused interventions that best to suit the needs of the client to focus on what will bring about the most meaningful change in their lives.

 

I have a special interest in working with children, adolescents, adults and families that are navigating life with life-limiting illnesses such as Cystic Fibrosis or those affected by the death of a loved one or those who are living with illnesses such as cancer.   I work with individuals and their families, helping them cope with and manage the associated psycho-social challenges as well as dealing with any concerns, anxieties and fears during and post-illness as well as end of life fears.

Additional areas of interest include, but are not limited to: personal growth and identity development, family relationship struggles, adjustments difficulties, loss and bereavement, trauma, self-esteem, bullying, stress, burnout and lifestyle management, self-development, dealing with divorce, coping and adjusting to parent’s separation, divorce or remarriage, step-family integration, sexual and domestic abuse, identity issues, relationship problems with peers, siblings, parents and others.

I am passionate about partnering with people on their journey toward living more authentically, and finding meaning and purpose in their lives.  I hope that the information provided on my website will assist you in deciding whether counselling is the right choice for you. 

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