I have always been interested in human behaviour and wellbeing. After completing degrees in Counselling and Industrial Psychology, I worked in Human Resource Management for an international company for 20 years. My quest for living one’s best life lead to a career change and further studies in Applied Positive Psychology. I completed a Master’s thesis on enhancing wellbeing and resilience in South African children from disadvantaged communities through the implementation of an emotional health programme. Although the results were very promising with positive changes reported for most children, I realised that some children struggled to engage with cognitive behavioural work because they were either traumatised, over-aroused or simply finding it difficult to focus.
The ability of neurofeedback to work directly with the brain, and to bring stability, calm and focus to an over or under-aroused nervous system, filled me with inspiration and hope. I realised that this modality could help the children I worked with, and could promote healthy brain functioning in many.
Education and Affiliations
I completed BA (Hons) degrees in Counselling Psychology (University of Stellenbosch) and Industrial Psychology (UNISA). I am registered as Psychometrist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
An MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (with distinction) was received from the University of East London (UK). My didactic training in Neurofeedback was completed under Dr McGill Scott (Stress Therapy Solutions). I am a member of the Biofeedback Association of South Africa (BFSA) and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).
Neurothrive is a Neurofeedback practice based in Durbanville.