Training & Experience

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 have been in Private Psychiatric Practice since 2005. Since lockdown, in March 2020, I have had a Zoom, based outpatient practice. My practice is focused on the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions, level 1, (formerly known as Asperger's Syndrome) in adults, particularly adult women, and the treatment of the Anxiety, Mood disorders and Attention problems, which are often associated with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

It is increasingly being recognised that Autism Spectrum Conditions/ Asperger's Syndrome have historically, and still continue to be missed in girls and women. The diagnostic frameworks which most professionals rely on, are best uited to picking up signs and symptoms of Autism in boys.

The screening instruments and the professionals applying them, did not recognise the ways in which girls and women on the spectrum are different to boys and men on the spectrum. I work closely with the Neurodiversity Centre, which is a multicentre, multidisciplinary service dedicated to diagnosing and helping people with Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Conditions, and their families..


I am a psychiatrist with a private Zoom based practice. I see people for psychotherapy and I treat a range of mental health problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and adult attention deficit disorder. Read more about my approach.


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