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.
My interest in psychotherapy began at the Bryanston Counselling Centre in Johannesburg where I worked for 4 years as a lay counsellor after qualifying as a psychometrist in 2002. I spent most of my time working with couples in the marriage prepare and enrichment programme. It was there that I developed my interest in couples counselling. In 2009 I completed my MA in Counselling Psychology at Rhodes University with an internship at the Rhodes Clinic and the Student Counselling Centre. Here I focused on relational psychotherapy working with adults - individually, as couples and/or families. Three years later I graduated with my PhD after a short period as a visiting scholar at the University of Tilburg and University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In 2013 I moved to Cape Town and joined the UCT Psychiatry Department as a research fellow. During this time I led work on informed consent, stigma and cultural expressions of illness in a schizophrenia genomics study. I’ve published over 25 journal articles and book chapters on topics including psychotherapy and clinical practice, cultural expressions of illness, sexuality-related conditions and ethics of psychiatric genomics, and presented my work at national and international conferences. Over the years I’ve continued to grow my psychotherapy practice with a focus on relational psychotherapy, supporting individuals, couples and families through difficult relationship challenges. These have included conflicted parent/child relationships, siblings and partner relationships.
HPCSA Number: PS0110892
Practice Number: 0370061