“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are”
I am deeply passionate about sexual wellbeing and providing affirming therapy for those who do not fit into the sexual, gender and relationship norm.
I have a special interest in helping others develop a loving curiosity about their minds, bodies, sexuality, identity, and relationships.
I practice therapy from an integrative perspective, drawing on different psychological schools of thought such as psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. This means that many psychological theories and techniques inform the way I understand you and your concerns and how I work with you on your healing journey.
I believe that you are a unique individual and that your needs, personality, challenges, and strengths guide the therapeutic work we do together. I endeavor to create a safe, warm and accepting environment that invites exploration, understanding, self-awareness, and change.
Depending on the issue(s), I may also provide information and exercises to complete at home.
Please download the client information form if you would like more information about the way I work.
I offer brief and long-term psychotherapy to adults for the following concerns:
• Gender identity and expression
• Sexual orientation
• Sexual difficulties
• Relationship orientation (polyamory, swinging, open relationships)
• Relationship difficulties
• Depression/low mood
• Grief and loss
• Personal growth and self-worth
If you would like to book an appointment please get in touch.
I have a special interest in working with the following identities, practices and relationship structures: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, agender, gender fluid, queer, intersex, polyamory, open relationships, swingers, relationship anarchy, BDSM, kink, gamers, and geeks (this is not an exhaustive list)
I’m a Johannesburg based Counselling Psychologist. I’m registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (PS 0141003) and the Board of Health Care Funders (PR 0776343).
I run a private practice based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I see individuals, couples and throuples for sex, gender and relationship therapy.
Before qualifying as a Psychologist, I worked as a psychosexual consultant for many years in the Southern African NGO sector. During this rewarding time, I was involved in outreach, education, research, and activism with sexual, gender and relationship minorities as well as in a harm reduction programme for people who use and inject drugs. I subsequently obtained my Masters in Community-Based Counselling Psychology from Wits University and completed my practical training at the Emthonjeni Centre and Family Life Centre in Johannesburg where I conducted individual, relationship and family therapy with adults and children. I also worked part-time at a drug rehab centre providing individual, group and family therapy for people who struggle with addiction as well as their loved ones. During my journey I was struck by the need for sex positive, informed and accepting therapists and this is what I aim to be.
I believe people should have access to a variety of non-judgemental and informed practitioners. To this end I assist the continued professional development of sexual health practitioners in my role as President of the Southern African Sexual Health Association. To enhance public knowledge and awareness of sexual, gender and relationship diversity I have appeared on TV, radio, podcasts, in print and at events.
I continue my professional development by participating in a variety of reading groups, supervision and training
Registrations and Memberships
I currently practice exclusively online. I am able to see individuals based anywhere in South Africa.
Please feel free to contact me to enquire about how I can assist you.
Cell phone: +27 72 544 2348