Who am I

I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). I obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Following this, I completed a year-long intensive Internship at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, Pretoria. Throughout
internship, I conducted psychometric and neuropsychological assessments for diagnostic and placement purposes. Here, I also provided individual and group psychotherapy to both in-and-out patients as I worked in the neuropsychiatric, forensic and child units. After my Internship, I spent a year at GJ Crookes Hospital, Scottburgh completing my community service placement. During this time, I gained more experience in conducting assessments for diagnostic, placement purposes including assessment and report writing for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Furthermore, I provided individual and family psychotherapy using various modalities to in-and-out patients, and I provided crisis interventions to staff members and the community. I currently work in private practice in uMhlanga, Durban providing face-to-face and online psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and parents. I also provide workshops, counselling and interventions to organisations and corporate companies on request.

Who am I

I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). I obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Following this, I completed a year-long intensive Internship at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, Pretoria. Throughout
internship, I conducted psychometric and neuropsychological assessments for diagnostic and placement purposes. Here, I also provided individual and group psychotherapy to both in-and-out patients as I worked in the neuropsychiatric, forensic and child units. After my Internship, I spent a year at GJ Crookes Hospital, Scottburgh completing my community service placement. During this time, I gained more experience in conducting assessments for diagnostic, placement purposes including assessment and report writing for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Furthermore, I provided individual and family psychotherapy using various modalities to in-and-out patients, and I provided crisis interventions to staff members and the community. I currently work in private practice in uMhlanga, Durban providing face-to-face and online psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and parents. I also provide workshops, counselling and interventions to organisations and corporate companies on request.

Psychological Services

Sometimes, we may face challenges that make it difficult to function on a
day-to-day basis. These challenges can be emotional, physical, relational, or psychological and may make it difficult for us to cope. It is in these times where we may need assistance to build skills, develop coping mechanisms
or require support.

My psychotherapy approach is holistic and is tailored to
the unique individual experiences. Although I am trained in a wide range of therapeutic techniques, I primarily work from a psychodynamic approach. I may utilise knowledge, techniques as well as skills from other modalities where indicated.
I aim to offer a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can freely explore themselves, while giving the necessary attention to other aspects thatimpact their mental health and overall functioning.

I am trained to manage and treat all psychological disorders and general
life stressors; and I have experience with mood disorders, anxiety
disorders, trauma, grief/bereavement, life changes, abuse, substance abuse, relationships, conflict, work challenges, body image, self-esteem,
and parenting.

Sometimes, we may face challenges that make it difficult to function on a
day-to-day basis. These challenges can be emotional, physical, relational, or psychological and may make it difficult for us to cope. It is in these times where we may need assistance to build skills, develop coping mechanisms
or require support.

My psychotherapy approach is holistic and is tailored to
the unique individual experiences. Although I am trained in a wide range of therapeutic techniques, I primarily work from a psychodynamic approach. I may utilise knowledge, techniques as well as skills from other modalities where indicated.
I aim to offer a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can freely explore themselves, while giving the necessary attention to other aspects thatimpact their mental health and overall functioning.

I am trained to manage and treat all psychological disorders and general
life stressors; and I have experience with mood disorders, anxiety
disorders, trauma, grief/bereavement, life changes, abuse, substance abuse, relationships, conflict, work challenges, body image, self-esteem,
and parenting.

What to expect

Seeking therapy and choosing a therapist can be a daunting and difficult decision for anyone, but it is a courageous act that helps you build a deeper understanding of yourself. When booking an appointment with me, you can expect the initial session/s to comprise of a clinical assessment where I get to know you, the issues that led to you seeking therapy as well as your history. This is to obtain a holistic understanding of you as a person so as to tailor a treatment model considerate of your socio-cultural factors. Psychotherapy services are offered in English, isiXhosa, Sesotho and isiZulu. I hope we can work together through this journey of healing, self-awareness and understanding.