“Being a contribution: Even if you don’t realize it, you may be making a difference in the lives of those around you. If the difference seems small to you, it is only because you cannot see its full magnitude.” – The Art of Possibility, Ben Zander
I hold a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) degree as well as a Graduate Diploma in Counselling, both from the South African College of Applied Psychology. I am also a registered member of the Council of Counsellors of South Africa (Reg. No. 0874). In addition, I have completed Dr Rinda Blom’s introductory and advanced play therapy workshops.
I work primarily with adults and pre-adolescent children, providing individual counselling, parent / children counselling and educational workshops. I have a keen interest in the impact of change and life transitions, dealing with all forms of loss, and trauma.
Apart from running my own business, I am actively involved with Women for Afrika (www.wfa.org.za), a voluntary organisation committed to the empowerment of women of all backgrounds and ages, since 2005. I was previously on the Council of Women for Afrika and am a member of the Facilitation Team for the Woman Within training weekends and workshops.
I am passionate about giving back to my community and have volunteered as a trauma counsellor at the Claremont and Pinelands Police stations. I also volunteer at Hope House (www.hopehouse.org.za), providing play therapy for younger children, general community counselling to families and individuals as well as co-presenting workshops.
I started my working career in Public Relations and then moved on to establish and run the IT Training and Support function for a large financial services company. After several years I moved into marketing where I eventually became responsible for all aspects of branding, PR, advertising and corporate social responsibility projects. During that time I decided to formalise my business experience and completed a graduate certificate in management (AIM) at the Graduate School of Business at UCT.
I believe my solid business grounding, my studies and volunteer work give me a holistic understanding of the complexities of making life meaningful.