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I’m happy to say I’m a wife, a mother, a grandmother and professional couples guide.

Peter, my engineer husband, and I have been married for 45 + years and have managed to navigate our way through some rough seas, thanks to the skills we have learnt.  We are blessed to have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.

I also love gardening, tennis and golf, walking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

I’ve had a private practice and have specialised in working with couples for 20 + years.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA Social Work, UNISA
  • Psychotherapist
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Member of the British Health Care Professionals Council
  • Imago senior clinician and workshop presenter
  • Encounter Centre Couples Therapy master class diploma.
  • AANE, the Asbergers/autism Network, certified clinician specialising in Neurodiversity in couples.

SOURCES OF INSPIRATION

  • The ‘living laboratory’ of our marriage is where Peter and I searched to understand the complex issues in our relationship.
  • My professional journey as a social worker and psychotherapist opened opportunities to study relationships in depth.
  • Encounter Centred Couples Therapy developed by Hedy Scheiffler and her husband has taught me about creating a conscious and connected relationship. It has given Peter and I constructive tools.
  • Imago Couples Therapy taught me important relationship theory and has been a road map for my work through the years.  Harville Hendricks and his wife Helen La Kelly Hunt developed Imago.
  • Relational Neurobiology explained by Dan Segal helped me understand the ‘plasticity’ of our brains and the role that it plays in creating and maintaining  our healthy relationships.
  • Appreciative Enquiry taught me to focus on strengths and recourses and successes and to develop big visions for our futures.