Personal Profile:

I am a bilingual Counselor with an honours degree in psychology from the University of the Free State.  I see myself as a compassionate person who strives to cultivate strengths and virtues of individuals in order to empower them to reach their full potential.

I am an empathic person with a skillset best suited for the counseling profession.  I enjoy working with children and teenagers as well as adults. Registered with the HPCSA as a Registered Counsellor.  I have been working at a special needs school since 2009, and have decided to open Private practice based in Benoni from 2016.

Education and Qualifications:

2002: Matriculate at Danielskuil High School, in Danielskuil
2005: B.Social Sciences (with distinction), at University of the Free State
Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
2006: Honours in Psychology, at University of the Free State
2008: Registration as Counselor with HPCSA
2013: Registration with the South African council for Educators (SACE).

Workshops and Courses attended:

2009 Anti-Bullying & Anti-Crime. Shaping The Learner
2009 Family and Child Mediation and Parenting Plans Dr. Ronel Duchen
2009 Perspective on Depression, Self Mutilation and Suicide in South African Children Child Trauma Clinic
2010 Therapeutic Techniques for Adolescents Workshop Child Trauma Clinic
2012 ADHD, Bipolar Disorder & Oppositional Defiant Disorder in South African Children Seminar
HPCSA nr: MDB005/024/01/2012
2012 ADD/ADHD-iceberg Belvedere Resource Centre
2012 Trauma in Perspective Erika Hitge
2012 Play Therapy Techniques Erika Hitge
2013 The early identification of learning disabilities Belvedere Resource Centre
2013 Special Concessions Department of Education
2013 Special Concessions - Amanuenses Department of Education
2013 Assisting children dealing with divorce Elmari Botha
2013 Career Counseling Erika Hitge
2014 Trauma Workshop Rape and Crises Centre
2014 Trauma and Bullying Belvedere Resource Centre
2015 Occults and Drugs FH Havinga
2015 Diversion Program Teddy Bear Clinic
2015 Sexual Education Tinka Labuschagne
2015 Psychodynamic Perspectives on Children in Schools Institute of Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy
2015 Love Languages representative