Karin studied occupational therapy at the University of Stellenbosch and worked as an OT for six years in South Africa, the UK and Germany. She gained invaluable experience in this field, especially in the area of Sensory Integration dysfunction and learning problems. She then qualified as a clinical psychologist, which enabled her to follow her real passion. For 15 years Karin had her own private practice in Pretoria where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults. In the beginning of 2015 she moved to the Western Cape and now works in Stellenbosch.
Karin offers individual therapy (brief and long-term), couples therapy, parental guidance and group therapy. She facilitates regular family and systems constellations workshops and offers training in this intergenerational healing modality. She assists people who struggle with depression, anxiety, disordered eating, acute stress and trauma, inner conflict, self-limiting behaviour, burnout, relationship issues and other challenges.
Karin has a special interest in working with people who have experienced (or witnessed) traumatic events. These include childhood abuse or neglect, rape, car accidents, falls, armed robberies, etc., and medical trauma - operations, invasive dental procedures, and dealing with chronic or life threatening illnesses.
Karin has been trained in psychodynamic and systemic and body based psychotherapies. She is a Somatic Experiencing(R) Practitioner and a Tomatis Practitioner. Her approach is integrative and she looks for the most effective way to help clients find good solutions for their problems.
Karin is drietalig en praat Afrikaans, Engels en Duits.
Therapie und Familienaufstellung werden auch in Deutsch angeboten.
Practice Number: PS0063983