I obtained my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at UNISA in 2009. Within my Masters Degree my research interests were focused on adoption in the South African context.
Whilst completing my Masters I wrote my thesis on the basis of Ecosystemic Theory. This interest was largely influenced by my work as a Guidance Counsellor at Kathstan College. Here, I developed a close rapport with adolescents and gained an insight into their school going difficulties and dynamics.
It was here that I learnt about the importance of crises intervention, the value of Family Therapy, and the gap in treating adolescents.
Prior to studying my Masters I also completed a training course with the National Responsible Gaming Programme. Through this course and my subsequent placement as a Trainer in the programme, I gained experience in addiction and a finer understanding of its therapeutic treatment and resolution.
Following the period at UNISA I have been responsible for the psychological treatment of psychiatric patients, families, and couples. This was during my internship at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital, community service at Ekurhuleni: Department of Health, as well as private practice (since April 2013).
Additionaly, in combination with the practice, my most recent work experience has been for SANCA Horizon – Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre, as the Consultant Psychologist (working with both adults and adolescents).