I am a registered clinical psychologist working in private practice in Somerset West, and as a group therapist at Bloemendal Addiction Treatment. I have a special interest in schema therapy, but generally adopt an integrated approach that allows for flexibility and is tailored to the specific needs, desires and difficulties of the client.
My working life began in primary school education, following the completion of a BMus degree at UCT in 2003, after which I worked for a period of six years as a full-time music educator at Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School.
Although I found my work extremely fulfilling I had always had a fascination for psychology and so completed my BA Psych (Hons) through Unisa on a part-time basis before gaining acceptance into the MA (Clinical Psychology & Community Counselling) programme at Stellenbosch University in 2009.
In 2012, I completed a one year clinical internship through UCT’s Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health and gained experience working in acute psychiatry, an in-patient therapeutic ward at Groote Schuur Hospital and in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
I then completed a year of community service through the City of Cape Town’s Specialised Health Department providing psychological services in primary health care settings to persons affected with HIV; as well as supporting patients attending an out-patient drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit at the Delft-South Clinic.