I am an upbeat, optimist professional who is dedicated to offering exceptional support and assistance in order to help others obtain optimal well-being. I have a strong work ethic and excellent relationship building abilities.

Experience

  • Counsellor

    at Fisantekraal Centre for Development (FCD)

    January 2019 - November 2019

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Working on an ad-hoc basis when needed by the FCD. • Individual counselling for trainee’s registered on their development courses. • Short-term, goal focused counselling. • Providing psycho-social support, preventative and developmental counselling services. • Trauma counselling with referral where necessary. • Report writing and record keeping for all clients. • Counselling is onsite including at Fisantekraal Centre for Devleopment in Durbanville, Usapho Centre in Fisantekraal and Klipkerk in Klipheuwel township.

  • Student Registered Counsellor

    at Dunoon Community Clinic

    January 2019 - July 2019

    Province of the Western Cape

    Counselling referrals from the Mental Health Nurse as well as walk-in's. • Family and individual counselling. • Grief and trauma counselling. • Report writing for all clients and record keeping. • Screening and identification of mental health difficulties. • Containing clients presenting problems and working on the appropriate intervention in terms of strategies to apply and referral procedures. • Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams including Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapists and Doctors. • Providing psycho-social support, preventative and development counselling services. • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, occupational therapists, and mental health nurses.

  • Student Registered Counsellor

    at Table View High School

    January 2019 - July 2019

    Province of the Western Cape

    Counselling students from Grade 8 – 12 including trauma counselling. • Facilitating personal development workshops and support groups with students. • Developing and offering psycho-education workshops. • Report writing for all clients and record keeping. • Screening and identification of mental health difficulties. • Containing clients' presenting problems and working on the appropriate intervention in terms of strategies to apply and referral procedures. • Working in collaboration with families in the best interest of the student. • Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams including psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors and social workers. • Providing psycho-social support, preventative and development counselling services. • Case discussion with onsite Registered Counsellor and Supervisors. • Psychometric testing, report writing and feedback. • Resource and material development.

  • PA to COO

    at Spur Corporation

    June 2008 - December 2018

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Management of diary, appointments and telephone calls. • Typing and distribution of all correspondence required to serve this portfolio. • Co-ordination of all meetings with outside suppliers and franchisees. • In the absence of the COO, ensuring that the correct procedures and personnel are identified to assist in the day-to-day running of COO's portfolio. • Ensuring that the COO is fully briefed on all aspects pertaining to his portfolio. • Preparation of PowerPoint presentations. • Compiling statistical information for regional franchisee meetings. • Co-ordination of all travel requirements for the COO, staff members and franchisees, regionally and internationally. • Filing of paperwork and documentation. • Liaising with Private banker regarding banking matters and handing all payments for COO. • Assisting COO with the opening of his new franchise in New Zealand (NZ).

  • Foundation Assistant

    at Spur Foundation

    January 2015 - December 2017

    Province of the Western Cape

    While working as a Personal Assistant I took on the role of Spur Foundation Assistant. • Coordination of all donation and sponsorship requests. • Event coordination including Mandela Day and a Gala Dinner in Johannesburg. • Attending monthly Spur Foundation Committee meeting. • Overseeing donations for a building project for a children's safe house on the Cape Flats. • Offering psycho-social support on bi-weekly visits to the children’s safe house.

  • Counsellor (Volunteer)

    at Durbanville Children's Home

    January 2015 - November 2017

    Province of the Western Cape

    Individual counselling for children aged 8 to 16 years of age. • Developing intervention programmes for children, assisting them with the trauma of being removed from their families. • Providing psycho-social support, preventative and development counselling services. • Ensuring optimal emotional, physical and social well-being. • Play therapy and life skills were used in order to encourage the children to work through the trauma they had been exposed to while assisting them with coping skills. • Grief counselling. • Resource and material development.

Education

  • BPsych Equivalent (Psychology Honours)

    at Cornerstone Institute

    2018 - 2019 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

  • BA Hons (Psychology)

    at University of South Africa

    2012 - 2014 (2 years)

  • BA (Health Sciences & Social Services) in Psychological Counselling

    at University of South Africa

    2007 - 2011 (4 years)

Services offered

  • Psychological Counselling

    My services including offering individuals (children, adolescents and adults), family and group counselling. Screening and identification of mental health challenges as well as containment of presenting difficulties and challenges. I provide preventative, developmental counselling services and interventions, including psycho-education and workshops. I promote psycho-social well-being working in a context appropriate, multi-professional team.

    Counselling services including trauma, grief and loss, behavioural difficulties, relationship difficulties as well as bullying. I have a special interest in working with those facing terminal illness or life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Languages

  • English Native

  • Afrikaans Conversation

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