Ever since I can remember, I knew that I wanted to become a psychologist. I had a dream of empowering families and children through helping them grow in their self-knowledge. Child development and the psyche of a child has always fascinated me, because children have a unique and creative way in dealing with the world around them, finding amazing ways to grow and solve problems. Children are incredibly resilient.
My journey to becoming an educational psychologist started in Stellenbosch, where I completed a Bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology (BEdPsych) in 2008. I gained experience as a teacher at Batavia School of Skills and thereafter at Vera School for Autistic Learners. I completed my Master's degree in Educational Psychology (MEdPsych) and graduated cum laude in April 2014 from Stellenbosch University.
I had an incredibly rewarding learning experience doing my internship at Community Keepers, a non-profit organisation that delivers much needed psychological services to learners at schools in at risk communities across Stellenbosch and the wider Cape area. Upon qualifying as an educational psychologist in 2015, I joined the amazing multi-disciplinary team at Kenridge Primary School in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.
At the start of 2018 I felt a calling to venture into a new season of my career, and joined SchickerlingAwerbuck Inc., a group practice based in Stellenbosch. Working together with 4 other experienced psychologists (Anton Böhmer, Christine Nell, Johannes Schickerling and Louis Awerbuck) has been such a privilege, as I had the opportunity to learn from them and grow immensely as a therapist.
A new season is upon me once again, and I look forward to welcoming you at my private practice.
In my practice I currently work within the following focus areas with children, teens, students and parents:
Grief, Loss, or Bereavement