I am a registered Clinical Psychologist based in Claremont, Cape Town in the Western Cape.
I provide a range of clinical and therapeutic services and work with individuals of all ages and life stages.
Before entering the mental health field, I worked in the media and advertising industry for more than 20 years. Through my engagement with people and extensive travel I learnt invaluable skills that I have brought into my work. I also developed a keen interest in people and how they relate to others, which led to my entry in the field of Psychology.
I studied at the University of Cape Town where I completed my Masters of Arts, specialising in Clinical Psychology. My Internship took place at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. I worked within the Intellectual Disability Unit, The Child and Family Unit, Forensic inpatient unit, and Adult therapeutic and outpatient units. I also worked at Du Noon Community Health Clinic providing primary mental health care to the community. Following that I completed my community service at Pollsmoor Correctional Services where I worked with female offenders and mothers and babies in their on-site Baby-Mother Unit. I worked with individuals of all ages, and have experience in the assessment, management and treatment of a range of psychological and psychiatric issues.
In order to provide ethical service and be accountable to clients, the profession and the professional bodies by which I am represented, continued professional development forms an integral part of my work. This is achieved through the following:
Clinical Supervision - working closely with highly experienced psychologists.
Peer Supervision - regularly consulting with professional peers in order to stay up to date with the ever evolving profession.
Professional Bodies - membership provides continued learning. These are the professional bodies I am a part of:
Cape Town Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Group (CTPSPG)
South African Psychoanalytic Confederation (SAPC)