Registered counsellors perform basic counselling for people who are looking to improve their personal functioning. They can also assess to see if a client need more in depth psychological treatment and refer them to the appropriate practitioner. Registered councillors hold honours degrees in psychology.
I completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Hon) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in PE. I completed my internship at the NMMU Psychology Clinic on the Missionvale Campus as well as at the Student Counselling Career Development Centre. Here I saw a range of problems from general counselling, to relationships, financial and home issues. I also conducted psychological assessments on children, teenagers and adults. I completed research during my internship - my treatise is entitled: A Psychobiography on Reverend Jim Jones – I was awarded a distinction for this treatise.
I then went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Life Orientation and Mathematical Literacy) at the same University. I completed my internship at St Georges College. During my PGCE I had to complete a treatise and I chose to do mine on Depression as a Barrier to Learning in Adolescents. I was awarded a distinction for this treatise and chosen to present my research to the Department for a bursary. I won the bursary and am now furthering this study at Masters Level. I have also completed Courses in Brain Profiling and HIV/AIDS Education and Training.
I then relocated to Durban where I have opened a Private Practice in Pinetown attached to my residence. I also hold down a job at a local High School where I am in charge of Counselling and Careers as well as teaching Life Orientation. I enjoy working with all ages of people.
HPCSA Number: PRC 0007722
Practice Number: 034 2122