I completed my Honours Degree in Psychology at The University of Cape Town in 2013. I studied my Undergraduate Degree in Social Sciences at the University of the Free State. I have also completed an advanced certificate in counselling through the South African Colllege of Applied Psychology as well as Advanced Play Therapy Courses through Dr. Hannie Schoemann, who has a Phd in the field.
I see my drive, determination, and keenness to learn as some of my greatest strengths. Children are my passion and these strengths help me to work with and form trusting relationships with them. Children inspire and motivate me on a daily basis. This passion drove me to found Foundations for Life along with my two partners Bettina and Melanie.
My role as a child counsellor, yoga and mindfulness teacher is to help children develop an awareness of themselves and what’s happening around them, through this process children learn to become less reactive and more conscious of whats going on within & around them, allowing for greater understanding. An opportunity then arises to reframe challenging situations and begin to see more clearly as to what a more skilful & compassionate response is for themselves and/or towards others . Children begin to feel empowered & more accepting of themselves, growing into emotionally intelligent individuals. Foundations for Life provides a safe and non-judgemental space, creating an environment where children can bloom.
I specialise in play therapy techniques for children and family counselling. Recently, I discovered my love for mindfulness and it has become an integral part of my daily living and counselling process. Mindfulness helps us to slow down, quiet our minds and external noise so that we aren’t pulled away by distractions. We develop the capacity to enjoy the here and now, to be present, to be alive and live authentically.