I believe that meaning can be found in any situation whether it is loss, trauma or a transitional phase. I’m a spiritual person and I have a deep respect for all people and believe that each person has the potential to grow and to be great. I love my work and have a positive outlook on life. I work hard and am dedicated to the wellbeing of my clients.
I’m a Clinical Social worker and an internationally accredited Logotherapist with more than 30 years’ experience in the private therapy, institutional, educational and forensic spheres. My grounding as a therapist was obtained at the Institute of Child and Parent Guidance at the University of Johannesburg, as director of FAMSA (Families South Africa) in Potchefstroom and as a group facilitator at the psychiatry department of Milpark hospital, Johannesburg. I focussed on effective parenting after divorce in my Masters dissertation.
I completed various extensive courses on counselling, trauma therapy, handling difficult children, managing complex family issues, developing parenting plans, addictions, divorce, narrative therapy, trauma therapy, play therapy as well as logotherapy. I was trained in doing TIR (Trauma incident reduction) and am also a level 1 TRE (trauma release exercises) specialist. I’m involved with various Wellness Centres as a wellness consultant and therapist. I have done trauma debriefing and trauma therapy for Investec, Careways, De Beers and Venetia mine as well as ISOS in Liberia and am comfortable working with people from all walks of life. For the past 3 years I have been involved with VSO as an international trainer in psychological resilience, stress management as well as sexual violence.
In my private practice, I’m actively involved in supporting people in finding balance, resilience and meaning in times of turbulence and loss. My private practice involves the following:
- Marital, relationship, divorce and family therapy;
- Complex family issues, case management, developing parenting plans and divorce mediation and parental guidance;
- Logotherapy in order to find meaning in situations of loss;
- Personal growth therapy as well as working with stress, depression and anxiety;
- Trauma debriefing, trauma therapy and bereavement therapy.