Social workers work with individuals, as well as families and communities, to develop treatment plans for people with mental health problems. They may work either in private practice or in collaboration with other healthcare professions. They hold Bachelor’s of Arts Degrees and are registered with the South African Council for Service Professions.
HPCSA Number: SACSSP 1016588
Practice Number: 089 000 017 4971
I qualified as social worker in 1995 and started working at Alberton Child Welfare. After 5 years I left social work and worked in the corporate world for a few years. The profession called me back and I then worked at St George’s Children’s Home for almost 2 years. After that I was at Elim Clinic Professional Treatment Centre for Addiction for 6 years. The next 5 years were at Icas (employee wellness service provider).
I registered my private practice in 2005 already. I built it up by working in the evenings after my full-time work and over weekends. I have an absolute passion for helping people heal and I love seeing how people walk out of my office with a smile and full of hope.
I believe we all need a therapist now and then. This does not mean being in therapy forever – just to check in now and then for support. And I also believe we can get very far in life with the right skills and self-help techniques.
Works with: Adults, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Addiction, anxiety disorder, depression, family difficulties, life changes, loss/grief, marital/couples therapy, relationships, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.
Working in the following modalities: Cognitive behavioural therapy.