Children (8+), adolescents, adults, couples.
Areas of Special Interest
Depression and Anxiety, Loss and grief, Alcohol and drug challenges.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' -
I will support you in gaining an understanding of yourself in your situation (“brains in your head”), empower and equip you with the needed coping skills, strategies to manage challenges and developing resilience (“feet in your shoes”) in order to allow you to achieve your goals (“steer yourself any direction you choose”).
Working alongside you on your therapy journey you will allow yourself the opportunity to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. You will be given the chance to express yourself in a non-judgemental, safe environment with unconditional positive regard.
As a Clinical Psychologist I have a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focus and am trained in the integrated technical eclectic approach. What this usually means is that therapy combines different approaches and fuses them together to allow for the selection and implementation of techniques from a range of approaches to best fit your needs. Many theories and approaches can be used to understand and help with the same concerns by offering different perspectives.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Clinical Psychologist
Background and Experience
I received both my Bachelor of Psychology (2004) and my Masters of Social Science in Clinical Psychology (2008) at the North-West University, South Africa. Thereafter I worked at a psychiatric hospital of which my responsibilities included assessing client needs, working as part of a multidisciplinary team, devising/monitoring appropriate treatment programs, providing psychotherapy and carrying out applied research.
In 2017 I was employed by Counties Manukau DHB, New Zealand as a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Coordinator to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Community Service. This role includes supporting clients and their families within the community, offering therapeutic and culturally appropriate interventions and assessments.
During my career I have been honored to support psychologists in training both within South Africa and New Zealand and more recently I have been providing peer supervision.
During supervision you will be able to express any challenges you might have within your profession and reflect on these objectively. All things you bring to supervision will be treated with confidentiality.