Counselling psychologists treat people dealing with normal life challenges, such as the loss of a job or divorce. They hold Master’s Degrees in Counselling Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. I completed my Masters degree in Community-based Counselling Psychology through the MaCC programme at the University of the Witwatersrand. During my internship as part of my training I worked at the Counselling and Careers Development Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand where my responsibilities were comprised of performing one-on-one counselling, career assessment, career-counselling and group therapy.
After completing my studies I joined the Houghton House Group of Addiction Recovery Centres – primarily working with in-patients, but also contributing to some of the out-patient work (allowing me to continue to do longer term therapy with a number of clients). My roles at Houghton House included individual therapy, group therapy, family consulting, and psycho-educational lecturing.
Upon leaving Houghton House I joined the Employee Health and Wellness provider ICAS Southern Africa – where I worked as a Managerial and Clinical Specialist. In this job I managed a variety of different clinical and risk cases. One of my core responsibilities was to consult with managers at companies across South Africa to assist them in managing and assisting employees that were having difficulties in their personal lives which had impacted on their work performance.
Community development and social issues are very important to me. As a student, I was involved in a number of projects. These projects included community mobilisation initiatives in the human rights sector through the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. I was also one of the coordinators of Silent Protest Wits, an anti sexual violence campaign, in 2013. In addition to this, I volunteered on a project, for Children of Fire, where I compiled and ran workshops aiming to aid the children in managing the stigma they encounter as a result of living with physical disfigurement. I also worked as a service leader for City Year South Africa working on after school programs and Community Outreach Projects in Eldorado Park.
HPCSA Number: PS0126047
Practice Number: 0560197