Educational psychologists work with children and adolescents, assisting in their psychological adjustment and development. They operate within the contexts of family, school, peer groups and communities, and are able to conduct and interpret scholastic and psychometric tests. They hold Master’s Degrees in Educational Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
HPCSA Number: PS0119709
Practice Number: Pr No. 0483583
Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Marital/couples therapy, family difficulties, life changes, loss/grief, organisational development, relationships, self development, and trauma.
Working in: English.
I help people and businesses understand their needs, identify concerns, and develop the critical self-belief and solution-focused thinking to overcome challenges or themselves. As a psychologist, coach, speaker and soon to be author, I engage with people and groups across a broad range of contexts to connect with the uniqueness of each person or environment and strives to help create a space of growth and development that challenges the norms and pushes the boundaries. I feel that people are incredibly fascinating and complex, and I strongly believe that my purpose is to share, engage and help facilitate change in others. After all, don’t we all need a little push or perspective at times. If nothing changes, nothing changes, and change breeds change are two mantras that help guide the work that I do.
Practicing as a psychologist, I engage deeply with individuals as they navigate their way through their personal challenges, traumas or need for change. I operate from an eclectic perspective that draws from multiple psychological paradigms, with a particular focus on the solution-focused and person-centred approaches. My drive is to help individuals reconnect with the CORE of who they are first and foremost before extending broader contexts.
As a coach, I draw heavily on my psychological training and experience to engage and connect with professionals who are needing the skills, guidance and insight to overcome their stumbling blocks, and to become a more in-tune and empowered version of themselves. I operate from an understanding that we all wear multiple hats each day, but underneath each hat is the same person - connecting with, understanding and facilitating growth from the CORE becomes critical.
I am also a speaker, and engage with broader audiences to share about different topics in numerous contexts, and find this type of engagement one of my favourites. Being able to engage with a group of like-minded people, or groups of people that are all struggling with a common issue is such a rewarding process. Being able to share and connect with groups of people is a great way to create a safe space where they are able to relate to others, gain perspective and develop a sense of encouragement and positivity which is critical to facilitating the beginning ripples of change.
I am in the process of completing my first (of many to come) book which is an easy to read unpacking of my professional theories and approaches to people, communication and social engagement that is based on the CORE of who we are and solid understanding thereof. This is the basis for my engagement with all of my clients, and the book is set to be published towards the en of 2019.