My Resume

Qualifications & Work Experience

 
I facilitate conversations where individual clients or couples get the opportunity to understand why some cycles of effort to get liberated from emotional challenges do not work, and even worse, why their efforts sometimes aggravate the situation. Through a process of committed action clients may become more emotionally aware of their own processes which could enhance intentional living with more meaning despite challenges.

EDUCATION

1996 B.Sc General, North-West University (Potchefstroom)

1997 B.Sc Hons Sport Science, North-West University (Potchefstroom)

1998 HED (Higher Education Certificate), North-West University (Potchefstroom)

2005 B.SocSci Hons Psychology (University of Pretoria)

  • – Theory and Paradigms
  • – Research Psychology
  • – Social Psychology
  • – Cognitive Psychology
  • – Psychological Assessment
  • – Psychopathology
  • – Gender Psychology
2008 MA Counselling Psychology (University of Pretoria)
  • – Fundamental Psychology
  • – Neuropsychology
  • – Psychopathology
  • – Counselling Psychology
  • – Narrative Psychology
  • – Systems Psychology
  • – Career Psychology
  • – Sport Psychology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Health Professions Counsel of South-Africa (HPCSA)
Member of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006 Master Student Psychologist (Practical Placement):

  • Stabilis Rehabilitation Centre
  • Itsoseng Clinic Mamelodi
  • TUKS Sport

2007 Psychology Internship: Student Support Centre University of Pretoria

  • Psychotherapeutic counselling services to ensure academic success and emotional wellness.
  • Developing, evaluating and presenting programmes for the enhancement of student well-being.
  • Performing career testing and needs assessments as well as feedback sessions

2008-2016 Psychologist: Head of Wellness (Highschool Centurion)

  • Counselling Teachers, Families and Children.
  • Supervise Fellow Counsellors at the School.
  • Performing psychometric assessments.
  • Implementing proactive measures to ensure Wellness of Children, Parents and Teachers.
  • Implementing a Value System at the School.

2008-now Private Practice (Psychologist) Die Withuis, Centurion

  • Working with individuals, couples and groups on a wide variety of issues such as: Anxiety; Feeling down or Depressed; Family problems; Work problems; Trauma; Chronic pain; Marriage problems; Relationship problems; Sport participation

2016-2018 Chairman of the South African Chapter of the ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioural Science)

  • Initiated the South African Chapter as well as setting up the Constitution (By-Laws) for the South African Context.
  • Chaired Board meetings to disseminate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in South Africa.
  • Successfully organised 6 x CPD workshops presented by International Presenters in Centurion and Cape Town in Acceptance and Commitment therapy.

 

2016-2020 Organiser and head facilitator of the Peer Supervision group of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Gauteng

CONTINUOUS TRAINING RECEIVED
  • 2013 Fundamental Intensive Training in Medical Hypno-analysis (Dr. Lorna Geer)
  • 2013 Introduction to ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) (Ingrid Ord)
  • 2014 ACBS World Conference (Minneapolis, USA)
  • 2015 ACBS World Conference (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2016-2019 Organised and attended ACT workshops in South Africa presented by International presenters.
  • 2018 Participated in the (MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for practitioners
  • Demistifying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • 2019 Online Counselling and Psychotherapy: Completed the General Certificate in Online Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited in the United Kingdom with a distinction.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • 2014 ACBS World Conference Poster presentation (Minneapolis USA)
  • 2015 Speaker at 7th Annual Child Trauma Conference (University of South Africa)
  • 2019 Presented Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshops in Four cities in South Africa to Clinical-, Counselling And Educational Psychologists
  • 2020 Presented Online ACT Workshops to 72  Attendees