About my career

Throughout my career, I have held various positions as a psychologist/therapist, supervisor, mentor, consultant, lecturer, trainer and facilitator. Since 2004, I also ran a private practice in Cape Town through which I provided assessment, treatment and therapeutic support to adults of all ages, students, couples, families, adolescents, children and groups with a wide range of clinical diagnoses, conditions and problems. In addition, I have provided expert consultation to organisations/companies/institutions. My clients have always come from diverse cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

My Qualifications and training

My tertiary/university degrees, qualifications and training in clinical psychology and psychotherapy


Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (with distinction) from Rhodes University, South Africa.


Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.


Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Organisational Psychology (University of Cape Town).
My experience and training in whole-person, mind-body therapy, energy psychology, mindfulness and contemplative psychotherapy


Personal Chi Kung practice.


Completed a introductory course in Contemplative Psychotherapy (based on Buddhist philosophy and practices combined with Object Relations Theory) with Susan Groves in Cape Town.


Shamanic journeying practice.


Completed a course in Ayurvedic Nutrition (Cape Town).


Successfully completed all 3 levels of training in the Gentle Touch, a deep and subtle whole-person oriented approach to healing with Lorraine Astra Brown in Cape Town.2007 - Completed an introductory course in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Professor Neil Broekmann at Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa.


Completed an introductory course in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or "tapping" (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town)


Successfully completed all 3 levels of training in Intuition and Psychic Development (including meditation and mindfulness practices) with Nicola-Belle Tyson (Cape Town).
My experience and training in whole-person, mind-body therapy, energy psychology, mindfulness and contemplative psychotherapy


Member of the Process Work/Process Psychology (Arnold Mindell) reading group in Cape Town.


Completed a course in Intuition Development, Chakra Healing, Mindfulness and Meditation with Norman Schneider (Cape Town).


Personal meditation, mindfulness and contemplation practice.2005-2010 - Through my work with providing support and care to caregivers, counsellors and health care workers in the HIV/AIDS sector in South Africa, I have completed as well as taught courses in Mindfulness, Meditation, Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Chakra Healing and Capacitar (Pat Cane), a dynamic, whole-person approach to healing trauma that draws from various ancient and modern healing modalities, including Mindfulness, Meditation, Contemplation, Acupressure, EFT, Massage, Tai Chi and Chi Kung.


 Personal yoga practice.


As a medical student at the University of Cape Town, I gained invaluable knowledge and skill in working with the human body and brain, through courses in: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Community Health, Internal Medicine and Patient Examination and Care. 

Professional registration, membership and Dutch academic title

Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
(HPCSA - Reg No: PS 0086363).
Member of the NIP (Nederlandse Instituut van Psychologen/Dutch Institue of Psychologists)
Academic Title: Doctorandus (drs.) - Assessed and granted by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.