I am a clinical psychologist offering long- and short-term therapy to adults, children and families who are experiencing emotional, psychological or relationship difficulties, or who simply want to embark on a journey of personal growth.
I work from a cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapy perspective known as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I also make use of play therapy with very young children when this approach is best suited to the difficulty being presented.
My approach to therapy is holistic, meaning that context is crucial. It is important to understand the social and cultural environment in which difficulties might occur. It’s not always enough to assume that personal issues stem solely from the individual or family.
I am also fully bilingual, and offer therapy in both English and Afrikaans.
I hold a Clinical Masters degree from the University of Stellenbosch and a Masters degree in Psychological Research from the University of Cape Town. For the past seven years I’ve enriched my practice as a therapist by remaining involved with community work and academic research, focusing on individuals and communities affected by violence. I also have a special interest in autism, and in working with children and in assisting parents with effective parenting strategies.