The purpose in a man's heart is
like deep water,

but a man of understanding will  draw it out                      - Proverbs 20:5

ABOUT ME

I graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2011 with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, where my training was predominantly psychodynamic in orientation. I completed my internship at Tara Hospital as well as the community clinics in and around surrounding areas of Johannesburg, working with both adult and children. After this, I spent a year working at the Children's in and outpatient Clinic at Tara Hospital.


I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA:  http://www.hpcsa.co.za/Public ) and have run a private practice since 2011. During this time I have specialised in individual, couple, family and group work in my private practice and while consulting at the Glynnview Life Psychiatric Hospital. For more information about Glynnview Hospital, please go to www.gmpp.co.za


As I am trained psychodynamically, I strongly believe in fairly longer term work, the deep exploration of feelings and experiences and in being a facilitator not "expert" of someone's therapeutic journey.


The following are some areas of interest:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Infant Mental Health and post-natal depression
  • Difficulties coping with overwhelming feelings
  • Anger outbursts
  • Suicidality
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Daily life stressors 
WORK EXPERIENCE
5
Years
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
I am a trained DBT group therapist, helping patients find more positive coping strategies to deal with overwhelming or traumatic circumstances
3
Years
Infant Mental Health
I am a trained Babies in mind therapist, helping parents cope with the stressors of becoming new parents and to assist in the bonding of mother and child where there are challenges
2
Years
Training and Supervision
Assisting other psychologists, counsellors and pastoral care workers in the challenges they face when helping others