I am a relationship counsellor working with individuals and couples. I help clients to understand their own behaviour and assist them with creating and sustaining change.
“We grow because we struggle,
we learn and overcome.”
I was born and raised in South Africa and after my psychology degree I went to explore aboard. I worked in Human Resources in the UK for ten years and in between working I enjoyed travelling to New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, Israel, Thailand, Europe, South America and North America, I love people and different cultures and places. I returned to South Africa with my Irish husband and here our family grew and my counselling journey began. In 2008 I trained as a trauma counsellor with The Survivors of Crime Unit at Rondebosch Police Station. I volunteered there for two years as a trauma counsellor whilst also counselling at Families South Africa (FAMSA). I have been in private practice since May 2010, focusing on adult therapy.
Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Psychology at Kwa Zulu Natal University (1994).
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling at CPPD in London (2006).
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Communication at The South African College of Applied Psychology (2007).
I use these counselling approaches :
Humanistic Counselling encourages self-growth and the aim is to help you to realise your strengths, creativity and choice in the 'here and now'.
Client-centred counselling provides positive regard, sincerity and non-judgment to enable the healing process.
Solution-focused brief counselling concentrates on finding solutions and highlights competences and looks at what is working already and how you can you do more of it.
Systemic therapy looks at how the individuals relate to one another in a system rather than focusing on each person’s issues.
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult”