My areas of specialization include:
- Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal Issues
- Infertility, Loss
- Parenting: – Child / Adolescents
- Anxiety, Grief and Loss
I have been a Professional Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Midwife for over 20 years.
Most of the people I see in my Counselling Practice arrive when they are struggling to see a way out of the situation that keeps them from feeling good about themselves and their lives.
People often need a sounding board or some tools for handling a challenging situation.
Or having the opportunity to be in a quiet, private and safe place and being heard to allow clarity.
Some of the concerns clients bring to the sessions are:
*Fears around pregnancy, birth or change in identity becoming a parent
*Difficulties after baby is born: sleeping or feeding issues; feeling isolated; depressed or anxious
*Connecting with baby
*Dealing with challenging ADHD-type behaviour
*Adolescent and young adult concerns
My rooms are centrally situated in Wynberg and Lakeside.
Please contact me via –
Cell : 083 987 2184
Rates: R550 per session.
Home-visiting is done in selective cases. R650 per session.
(Booked sessions will be charged for unless cancellation is made 24 hours beforehand. )
My approach to therapy
I have a deep belief in the value of therapy.
I work within a Psychodynamic theoretical framework and adapt my treatment methods to the individual needs presented by each individual client.
Therapy allows a private and confidential space – your own space and your own time – to explore aspects of your life with the guidance of the therapist.
My interest and passion around the journey of Pregnancy and Birth drew me to search for deeper meanings of these life-changing events. I then facilitated Lifeline/Childline groups and counselled women vulnerable to depression around the time of pregnancy and birth at The Perinatal Mental Health Project.
I cemented my counselling experiences with academic depth through completing an Honours in Psychology and attending reading groups over the years following (Melanie Klein, Donald Winnicott, Mother-Infant Psychotherapy).
I have presented talks to live and radio audiences, run workshops and facilitated my own Mothers’ Therapeutic Group.
Throughout the past 10 years, I have been a member of the Western Cape Association for Infant Mental Health and Secretary for 4 years.
I am currently studying a Masters in Infant Mental Health (MPhil Stellenbosch).