Marriage Counsellor, Imago Relationship Therapist, Pastoral Therapist and Registered Counsellor
I work with couples that want to turn conflict into connection and also with singles and individuals who strive to be more emotionally whole in order to have a better life.
Many years of experience in the mental health field have uniquely qualified me to work with clients from all walks of life and to also become to a CERTIFIED IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST. Working with different clients and couples brings me pleasure as we journey through the minefields of the mind, towards reaching a place of self-knowledge and emotional well-being.
Initially I did my undergraduate studies through Potchefstroom University for CHE. Post-graduate studies were completed through the UNISA Institute for Therapeutic Development where I qualified with a Masters Degree in Practical Theology with Specialisation in Pastoral Therapy. The Theological training allows me to use both biblical, spiritual and psychological insights to understand individuals, relationships and couples, and to facilitate personal growth, development and change. Experience and training allowed me to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) which affords my clients the added benefit of claiming fees from their medical aid.
My commitment and huger for learning and knowledge drove me to further my abilities to include advanced IMAGO techniques such as “Characterological growth” and “Addiction and attachment”; as well as singles training. Currently I am advancing my abilities as a qualified Hypnotherapist with the South African Institute of Hypnosis (SAIH).
As a regular contributor to various magazine articles, I contribute to informing the wider public on relational and individual issues which supports them in empowering themselves towards their own well-being. Contributions featured in local and national media where articles I have written appeared in “Lig”, "Huisgenoot/You" and "Vroue Keur", as well as "The Citizen" Newspaper and the Krugersdorp News. I also did an article for the electronic version of “Rooi Rose”and took part in “Intiem” magazine’s Facebook page by answering reader’s questions on relationship issues. On occasion I took part in the “Kruiskyk” television program, I was featured in "The Light" program on SABC 2 and also did a program with RSG’s “Leefwêreld van die Gestremde”. The DivorceCare program for individuals recovering from a break-up was presented by me at a local church and I run “A New way to Love” couples weekend workshops.