I have been interested in and inspired by people and the helping professions from a young age. My mother specialised in helping adult survivors of childhood abuse. This not only exposed me to psychological concepts, but also provided me with the opportunity to see the visible transformation that can be wrought in a person as they work through the issues that hold them back. This left me with a firm belief in the ability of the human spirit to overcome challenges when led by the will to do so. I always knew that I would eventually turn my efforts to facilitating and supporting people who want to engage in this process, but felt that I myself needed more life experience and maturity before I would be effective in such a role.
I returned to university studies in 2009, and completed my BA (Health Sciences and Social Services) in Psychological Counselling (Cum Laude) at the University of South Africa in 2013. I am currently studying my Master’s degree in Psychology through the University of Roehampton in the UK. I have been assisting clients in dealing with the effects of trauma since 2009, and am currently involved in providing trauma support to patients and their families at various hospitals in Johannesburg. I have also been working as a volunteer divorce mediator at The Family Life Centre since 2014.
In addition, I present workshops aimed at providing attendees with practical skills to improve their quality of life on a variety of fronts. While my academic background provides me with a solid theoretical foundation, I continually work on improving my practical skill set by attending a variety of applied workshops aimed at real-world therapeutic practices.
- Basic Transactional Analysis
- Traumatic Incident Reduction
- Group Trauma Debriefing
- Divorce and Family Mediation
- Applied Counselling
- NLP Practitioner & Life Coach
- Expanded Applications (Advanced TIR Training)
- Advanced Legal Training for Counselling Mediators
I am registered with the Council for Counsellors in South Africa.
Council for counsellors registration number: CO2072