It has always been in my nature to explore and understand the feelings, behaviours and perceptions of other individuals. It has also always occurred to me the difficulty in finding a safe space to fully express these aspects of the self. With these curiosities, and my interest in human beings and our deep complexities, I journeyed to become the psychologist I am today.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts and Honours in Psychology, as well as my Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Africa (UNISA), and graduated Cum Laude. For me, this meant that I found my life's work. I have worked at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital whereby I was fortunate to gain immense experience working with a variety of patients (forensic, children aged 4 to 12 years and adults) who presented with various mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, mood disorders (eg. Bipolar and Major Depression), anxiety disorders, ADHD, conduct disorders and the like.
Following this, I was employed at Leeuwkop Correctional Centre, which pushed me to new heights, where I therapeutically engaged with the male offender population, including Lifers and high profile cases. These experiences gave me deep insight into the uniqueness of each and every individual and further fueled my love for being a psychologist.