"I am not crazy, my reality is just different than yours" - Cheshire Cat
•Masters in Education (Educational Psychology) (UJ) (Cum Laude) – 2019
•Post Graduate Certificate in Education (UNISA) (Cum Laude) – 2016
•Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) (SACAP) – 2015
•Bachelor of Arts – Health Sciences and Social Services (UNISA) - 2014
ACTA CRIMINOLOGICA: SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF CRIMONOLOGY 30(2)/2017 An Exploratory study into the levels of fear of crime reported within an online community platform based in Centurion.
I am a registered Educational Psychologist in Centurion, Pretoria.
I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (Reg no: PS 014 5157) as well as with the Board of Healthcare Funders of South Africa (Practice no: 0869589).
Prior to finding my love for the field of psychology, I was in the corporate and legal banking industry for approximately 10 years. Through my love of volunteer work with disadvantaged youth, I became passionate about becoming an Educational Psychologist. I published my first article on my honour’s thesis in 2017 with my honour’s supervisor Dr Fynn.
I completed my practicum hours at Louis Botha and Jacaranda Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) in Pretoria, where I mostly worked with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, attachment difficulties and substance abuse difficulties. I then went on to complete my internship year at a Private High School in Centurion where I mostly worked with adolescents experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, eating related disorders, trauma, and substance use challenges.
During my formal training years, I also completed my training in both Ericksonian and Ego State Hypnotherapy through the Milton H. Erickson Institutes of South Africa working with children, adolescents, and adults.
I have a special place in my heart for the field of academia and research, as it is only through learning that we can find ways to grow and become all that we can be. I have been a part-time lecturer at the South African College of Applied Psychology since 2018. I have been supervising honours students in Psychology for their research thesis since 2018 and Masters students in Community Psychology for research from 2020 at the South African College of Applied Psychology. I currently also work as an external research supervisor for the University of Pretoria.
I was on the Executive Committee of the Society for Educational Psychology of South Africa, a division of The Psychological Society of South Africa from October 2017 – February 2019. I was an Exco Member of the Educational Psychology Association of South Africa (EPASSA) and also served on the Advocacy Committee since the beginning of 2020 and was co-opted to serve on the Ethics Committee since April 2020. I am currently taking time to complete my Phd.
I also presented at the International Conference on Psychology in July 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic (online).