I initially trained as a clinical social worker before doing my Master’s in clinical psychology training at the University of Cape Town. I’ve worked in in-patient psychiatric, addiction and eating disorder treatment centres over the past 13 years. This has afforded me with a wealth of experience in the in-patient settings.
My approach is very much dependent on the patient. Although I am psychodynamically trained, I’m comfortable engaging with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and trauma therapy. I am passionate about supporting individuals who find themselves experiencing difficulties related to trauma, loss or those wishing to explore relationship difficulties as well as challenges during times of life transition.
In addition to my interest working in the field of addiction recovery, I also have a special interest in the field of psycho-sexual health as well as cyberpsychology, which explores the relationship we share with our electronic devices and social media. My Masters dissertation was specifically focussed on depression, self-esteem and narcissism and it’s association with Facebook use.
Over the past 18 months, I have been working with adolescents, adults and couples in my private practice capacity. I have also continued to do group therapy on a locum basis, focussing on skills training, psychoeducation and supportive therapy.