Clinical Training and Experience
With an innate curiosity and sense of adventure, I have always been fascinated by the mysteries of the mind and human behaviour. This inquisitiveness led me to study within the realm of the Social Sciences. I graduated from the University of Pretoria with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminology, going on to complete an Honours Degree in Psychology the following year. I then went on to complete a B.Psych. Equivalent in Practical Psychometrics at the University of Johannesburg, as well as a six month internship at a private practice based in Pretoria, Gauteng.
My passion for psychological assessment led to the beautiful beginnings of establishing a private psychometric consulting practice. I gained experience in assessment selection, administration, scoring, report-writing and feedback in the neuro-psychological, educational, corporate and medico-legal fields. After working full-time within the consulting field, I began my Master's training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Limpopo, Mankweng Campus. I then went on to complete an internship in the Western Cape at the Stikland/Tygerberg Hospital Complex and Kleinvlei Community Clinic. I worked in various therapeutic wards, an eating disorders clinic, a geriatric ward, an addictions treatment ward, the child and adolescent psychiatric unit as well as a forensic rotation at Valkenburg Hospital. Here, I gained vital experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with other healthcare professionals, gaining experience in conducting individual psychotherapy, group therapy, clinical case presentation and further training in psychological assessment. Thereafter, I completed my community service at Heidelberg Correctional Centre, where I gained experience in the field of parole board and risk assessments, community engagement projects, individual, group and family therapy as needed.
Having completed my clinical training at different institutions across South Africa, I have had the privilege and opportunity to draw from diversely complex and varied environments, adopting an eclectic and integrative approach. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, couples, families and organisations.
Within my clinical psychology practice, I value the authenticity, courage and vulnerability which it takes to seek and engage in a therapeutic process. I am exceptionally passionate about issues relating to mental health and psychological well-being. Currently, my private practice is based in Pretoria, Gauteng while continuing consulting work across South Africa.