I have had a longstanding interest in psychology, consciousness and different perspectives on what it means to be human. In 2002 I graduated from the University of Cape Town with a first degree in Psychology. In 2005 I discovered Psychosynthesis and the writings of Roberto Assagioli through a chance meeting with one of the founders of the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London. The Psychosynthesis model appealed to me because of its transpersonal approach, simplicity, depth and the deep resonance I felt with Assagioli’s writings on Self Realisation and psycho-spiritual development.
I completed the Psychosynthesis Certificate year course in 2006 and then went on to study for a further two years graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling in 2008. This is a comprehensive transpersonal therapy training and is validated by the University of East London and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Following completion of my Psychosynthesis training and registration I then worked in private practice in London before moving back to South Africa in 2010 where I worked as an addictions counsellor at the residential clinic, Harmony House. Harmony House is a multi-modality treatment centre which focuses on the link between trauma and addiction combining various therapies with the 12-step approach to addiction. At Harmony House I worked as an individual, group and family counsellor.
In 2013 I returned to London and am currently seeing clients in Bank, London Bridge and Clerkenwell. In 2016 I started an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy at the Trust accredited by Middlesex University.
Alongside my core training as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have completed courses in Emotional Freedom Technique (Levels 1 & 2), Art Therapy and different styles of Trauma Therapy. My experience includes volunteering as both a guide and team leader for Kosmicare, a harm reduction project providing guidance and support to people having difficult psychedelic experiences (for more information about delivering psychedelic care services see here). If you are looking for help integrating an experience you’ve had with plant medicines (including Ayahuasca) or other psychedelics please contact me.
Alongside my work as a therapist I also have many years of experience working as a business coach in the field of social entrepreneurship in both the UK and South Africa. I regularly undertake further training as part of my continuing professional development.