I love people, and the person that I am is no different from the psychologist in me. I strongly believe in people’s ability to step away from problem-saturated and oppressive stories to discover the “untold” story which includes their preferred way of living. I therefore feel privileged to be a witness to the stories my clients share about themselves, and to how these stories are shaping their lives. I create an opportunity within a trusted and safe environment for them to re-author their lives and relationships according to alternative stories that have preferred outcomes.
I started my private practice in 1989 when my firstborn was about 7 months old and my husband arrived home one day with a pack of business cards which he had printed as a surprise for me. The clear message was that I’d better start working to secure everybody’s sanity. He knew that I thrive on stimulation and challenge and needed to make a contribution and add value to more people’s lives than just those of my immediate family and friends. After years experience in private practice, a sustained and loving relationship of years with my husband and with two well adapted young adult children ( and ), the decision to work has clearly been the right one!
I obtained my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology with distinction at the University of Stellenbosch in 1987. I worked in an academic setting for a few months whilst expecting our firstborn, and have since then been running a private practice from my home in the northern suburbs of Cape Town.
I have specialized training accreditation in Cognitive Therapy (REBT) Level 1 and in Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) Level 1 & 2.
I have completed an Advanced Master Program on the treatment of trauma from the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM). I am also a qualified TRE (Tension and Trauma release exercises) practitioner.