Bergsig, Durbanville, Cape Town
B.Sc (Majors Psychology and Physiology (Cum Laude)) B.Sc Honours Psychology (Cum Laude) M.Sc Clinical Psychology (Cum Laude)
I obtained a Masters degree (cum laude) in Clinical Psychology at the University of North West (Potchefstroom) and completed my internship at Witrand Hospital. I was part of a multidisciplinary team at Vaalmed, a health medical organization for 6 years and also lectured part time at the North West University (Vaal Triangle). I am in private practice for the past 20 years. Currently I am practicing in Durbanville. I am also part of a medical team presenting a Metabolic and Mind Balance Eating program that includes group sessions run by me. I am also a TRE (Tension and Trauma releasing exercises) trainer who teaches TRE facilitators and also run TRE group sessions. I had presented at national and international conferences and workshops on various topics.
As a clinical psychologist, my training and experience covers the treatment of a range of psychological problems that include serious health problems such as anxiety and depression as well as ordinary life problems such as stress, emotional, relationship, lifestyle and existential difficulties.
I follow a holistic and multi-dimensional approach and use different therapeutic tools when needed as part of a client’s treatment plan. I make use of an integrative approach to fit my client’s unique needs and circumstances. Thus, therapy for me is not a “once size fits all” approach.
Through my clinical experience and from studying the latest research material, I came to realize that in order to completely resolve the effect of stress and trauma on a person, a therapist needs to work on the combined mind, body, emotional, and spiritual levels. That also means working on a conscious as well as an unconscious level. For the conscious mind I use therapies like CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and for the subconscious mind I use therapies like Hypnotherapy and Energy Psychology. To help the body I use therapies like SE (Somatic Experiencing) and TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises). Helping the brain to process stored trauma and working on a multi-level I use therapies like EMDR (Eye movement desentization and reprocessing) and EMI (Eye movement Integration).
My role as psychologist is to be a facilitator of change and transformation, helping my clients to implement any changes effectively. The therapeutic process will allow you to create a therapeutic journey, which facilitates healing and growth. I further aim to empower my clients with knowledge and to help them discover their own light within so they can continue their life path on their own.
HPCSA registration number: PS 0026530
Practice number: 8629870