Areas of interest
Depressive disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, bereavement, somatic symptom and related disorders, relationship distress, adjustment disorders, individuations, maternal mental health, life transitions, ageing and end of life issues.
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I was born and raised in the cape winelands.
My first degree, completed at the University of Cape Town in 2003, involved exposure to concepts and imagery from classical cultures up to contemporary South African arts. A pull towards the experiential saw me undertaking courses on teaching English to foreign learners. This allowed travel, opportunities to observe early childhood development, and work in educational contexts. The need to return to South Africa to contribute led to my decision to pursue a career as a Clinical Psychologist. As my formal training at Stellenbosch University progressed, I increasingly felt that I had found a professional home.
I graduated from the Psychology Clinical Masters program in 2013.
I have worked, clinically, as part of multidisciplinary teams at community, district, secondary healthcare levels, educational institutions, and most recently in the private sector. I have been exposed to cases complicated by the multiple socioeconomic, political, and health issues replete in our society, including, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it. The range of problems encountered demanded a nuanced approach. While identifying strongly with a psychodynamic orientation, I found enrichment through contact with more structured approaches. I developed and interest in complementing my passion for clinical work with greater involvement in the academic domain.
The anomalous year of 2020 granted me the opportunity to lecture and conduct psychotherapy via purely electronic means. The experience proved to be challenging at times, extremely thought-provoking, and ultimately enriching.
During 2021 I have worked more exclusively in the private sphere. I intend to expand my practice in both locally and online/internationally with an application to the board of psychology in Portugal during the coming year.