Counselling psychologists treat people dealing with normal life challenges, such as the loss of a job or divorce. They hold Master’s Degrees in Counselling Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Trix obtained B A (Music), B ED, Honours and Masters (cum laude) Degrees in Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
She left her career in Music after three years to lecture in Psychology and then pursued her real passion in private practice.
Trix has a special interest in working with couples and is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. She trained in Imago Relationship Therapy with Hedy and Yumi Schleifer of the Institute of Imago Relationship Therapy in the USA. She also presents the "Getting the Love You Want" couples workshops, designed by Dr Harville Hendrix, creator of Imago Relationship Therapy.
She believes deeply in the mission of IMAGO: to create a new way to love and to heal South Africa and ultimately the world, one couple at a time. She sees healing potential in each relationship and facilitates news ways of being in a relationship whether it be with a partner, a child or even work colleagues.
As part of our training as Imago Relationship Therapists, each of us has undertaken the exploration of our own relational journeys, which means that we do not only teach the theory but also apply it to our own relationships, bringing it to life and living it on a daily basis.
She is committed to continue her training in Imago and has attended advanced training courses like Characterological Transformation, Advanced Coaching, The Art of Cherishment, healing from an Affair and The Art of Unfolding the Potential with Challenging Couples. She also has contributed to articles in magazines like Namaste, Fair Lady, Sarie, Destiny, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Health and was the consulting psychologist in Marie Opperman's book, An Affair to Forget (2010). Trix is has two beautiful daughters who are privileged to grow up in the sacred space their parents have learned to create. She also uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a therapeutic intervention for a variety of psychological stress and trauma.
Trix trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with the Albert Ellis Institute, based in New York. CBT can be effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety (including panic , phobias and social phobia), dysfunctional anger and aggression, shyness and assertiveness problems, relationship problems, jealousy and impulse control. She uses Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for learning mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.
HPCSA Number: PS 0037702
Practice Number: 8628947