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M.A. (Psychology) (Research dissertation on Hypnotherapy in high risk pregnancy)
M.A. (Clinical Social Work) (Research dissertation of group art therapy with children)
General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice, Advanced Practitioner (GHR)
Fertile Body Method Therapist
Master Practitioner of NLP
I am registered as a social worker with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (Reg. 10-14972) as well as with the South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP).
I started my career in the public sector where I worked for 6 years as a probation officer, working with children and youth in trouble with the law and their families. I formed part of the initial team of probation officers working at Stepping Stones Youth Justice Centre, an inter-ministerial project on young people at risk. During this time I handled investigations for pre-trial and pre-sentence reports and probation services to children and their families. I also started designing and implementing therapeutic programmes for children and families.
After I left the public sector I took up a position as director for a child and youth care centre. Here my work was divided between managerial work and direct practice. As a manager I was responsible for financial oversight of the organisation, human resources, change management, and all day to day operations. In my role as direct practitioner, I provided life-space support to children in care and the teams who worked with them and coordinated the therapeutic team. I remained in this position for 13 years.
While transitioning my career to private practice, I worked as a trainer at a non-profit organisation called REVIVE. REVIVE was previously known as LifeLine Port Elizabeth and offers free crisis counselling services to people.
Currently I am working in private practice as a therapist, consultant and trainer (for the past 3 years).
I also design my own material for training workshops and provide lecturing and supervision support to local university students.
I believe that people have enormous potential and resiliency and that my task to help them activate their talents and resources to live full and happy lives.