I began my tertiary level studies at the University of the Witwatersrand where I obtained a BSc degree in 1990. I then moved to Cape Town where I studied medicine, graduating in 1994.
My interest in psychotherapy started while I was working as a general practitioner in Cape Town. I did personal growth and counseling skills courses through Life Line and began studying psychology through UNISA. I decided to specialize in psychiatry and received my FC Psych degree at Stellenbosch University in 2004.
I have subsequently done training courses in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety disorders and Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy. I attend conferences regularly in order to keep up to date with developments in psychiatry.
I began working as a psychiatrist in private practice in Cape Town in 2005. My current practice, based in Noordhoek, has been going since 2010. I have also worked as a consulting psychiatrist at Stepping Stones Addiction Clinic, Groote Schuur Hospital, and Victoria Hospital. I have spent time in England working as a psychiatrist in general adult and older people’s mental health teams.