Rumi wrote that "the wound is the place where the light enters", which forms the centre of my focus in working with people. Whether it is an individual, couple, family, group or organisation, I see the crisis, problem and distress as an opportunity and gateway to personal and professional transformation.
Following my training in South Africa I have worked in the United States and the United Kingdom. In the last 15 years I have worked with clients of all ages using individual, couple, family and group interventions. I have worked in a number of specialised services focussing on dual-diagnosis, assertive outreach, early intervention in psychosis, deliberate self-harm and crisis intervention.
I have managed a residential treatment centre for adults with combined mental health and substance-related difficulties (USA), a crisis treatment centre for adults with at risk (UK) and a residential treatment programme for adolescents with challenging behaviour (SA). I have designed and delivered specialised training to staff from for over 40 children’s homes on behavioural magagement and counselling skills in working with children and adolescents. I have also provided consultation services to a number of organisations, and presented an extensive range of experiential personal development activities.