After qualification in 2015, I have devoted my energy and enthusiasm to the growth of my practice and my own continuous learning.Through the successes and challenges I have depended on my strong positive attitude, resilience and proved to be self-confident, goal orientated, dynamic and adaptable.

Experience

  • Registered Counsellor

    at Owner of independent private practice

    May 2015 - November 2019

    Province of Northern Cape

    I developed the following duties and build on them in my own practice: The first line of community based psychological support. Providing preventative and developmental counselling services and interventions Performing supportive psychological interventions to enhance emotional functioning and mental well-being Screening and identification of mental health challenges Containment of presenting difficulties Psycho education and training to enhance psycho social well being Referral to appropriate professionals or other appropriate resources (know when to refer to a psychiatrist of psychologist) Working in a context appropriate multi professional team Assessments Administrative and bookkeeping skills. Listening skills, empathy and understanding, I keep my CPD training up to date and belong to a Psychologists Supervision Group in Kimberley which added to my ethical obligation and colleague assistance where needed.

Education

  • Study Skills for Primary School & High School Learners

    at H. Viljoen-Brand, Mind-Muzik

    2017 - 2017 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Optima School Readiness Assessment Test

    at Dr. S.S. le Roux

    2017 - 2017 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Evergreen Parenting Course: Facilitator

    at Evergreen Parenting: H Britz

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Introductory Play Therapy

    at Red Shoe Play Therapy Centre

    2014 - 2014 (1 year) Free State

  • BA Hons (Psychology)

    at UFS

    2013 - 2013 (1 year) Free State

  • Bachelor of Arts (Health Science and Social Services) in Psychological Counselling

    at UNISA

    2008 - 2012 (4 years)

  • Course in Basic Counselling

    at UNISA

    2011 - 2011 (1 year)

  • HIV/Aids Care and Counselling

    at UNISA

    2011 - 2011 (1 year)

  • Bright Star Program

    at A. Swanepoel

    2009 - 2009 (1 year) Province of Northern Cape

  • Christian Counselling

    at UNISA

    2004 - 2004 (1 year)

  • National Certificate: Secretarial: Business Computers

    at Stellenbosch Technicon

    1986 - 1986 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

  • Grade 12

    at Franschhoek High School

    1984 - 1985 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

Services offered

  • Registered Counsellor

    The counselor is bound to a specific scope of practice which is comprehensive but excludes psychotherapy, social work, medical health work and occupational therapy.
    The generic scope of a life skills practice is that of wellness which includes, but is not limited to, providing support in interpersonal social relationships, spiritual growth, marital relationships, parental relationships, health related issues such as stress management, lifestyle management in prevention of chronic diseases, victim empowerment, domestic violence, trauma debriefing, household planning, HIV/AIDS, counselling, workplace adaptation, risk taking, study methods, management of anxiety and depression, substance abuse, support of vulnerable people, meeting cultural issues and diversity in the workplace, improvement of employment prospects, support to people with disabilities, mental preparation for retirement, and any other general problem that people encounter in day to day living.
    Counselors work on primary health care level, and are as such obliged to terminate counselling and refer clients to a professional (doctor, psychologist, social worker or psychiatrist) where their counselling, with reference to possible pathology or dysfunction, falls outside the scope of their practice.
    My own personal preferences are:
    Assist my clients/patients in screening and identification of mental health challenges and referral to appropriate professionals.
    Provide preventative, developmental counseling services, psycho-education and training.
    Provide parents with support and guidance regarding parenting skills, personal counseling, development and support.
    Academic support for primary school and high school learners with study skills. The high school program can be used in other academic settings as well.
    Time management.
    Individual counselling & support include dealing with grief (bereavement), divorce, suicidal & self-mutilation (cutting) behavior, relationship advice, communication skills, conflict resolution and anger management.

Languages

  • Afrikaans Native

  • English Negotiation

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