I am an organisational psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. I run a Cape Town based practice offering coaching; counseling; conflict mediation and group facilitation. Supervision is central to my work and I have been running career and practice development processes since 2010 (The Practice Diaries).
I began my working life lecturing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and subsequently relocated to the University of Cape Town where I taught in the Department of Organisational Psychology for many years. My academic areas included counseling; vocational development; conflict mediation; workplace justice and process facilitation. I also supervised psychology internships and held a student counselor portfolio. I have remained involved in academia and served on the advisory board of the Department of Industrial Psychology, University of the Western Cape and taught at the University of Cape Town. I also served as a commissioner at The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration from 2011-2019.
My work is informed by narrative ideas and practices. I first became interested in a narrative perspective when I embarked on a doctoral thesis that explored the life stories of activists from the South African liberation movement. This research extended my vision beyond organisational psychology to embrace a more social psychological understanding of human experience and behaviour. On completion of my doctorate I sought opportunities to translate this theoretical perspective into my work with people and organisations. This led me to the field of narrative therapy. I have trained in this approach and have integrated it in my practice.