My Practice

I work at the interface between psychology and working life to assist clients to clarify their own purpose and direction.  My practice aims to deepen understandings of self, relationships and the social systems that shape our lives.  

Individuals:

I view people as experts over their own lives and change as an expansive process that requires the constant strengthening of resources as well as a curious mind.  I journey alongside my clients to access their intentions, engage meaningfully with challenges and create outcomes that are authentic and sustainable.  We set clear intentions from the onset and work towards meeting them.

I support clients to discover and reflect on the personal narratives that inform their thoughts and actions.  These reflections lead to an appreciation for the changes they wish to make and we then work out how to create fresh possibilities and new realities.  

Groups:

I believe that meaningful work is linked to self awareness in relation to the people we live and work alongside.  The telling, listening and reflecting on personal-work stories is an effective vehicle for leadership development, team building and change interventions. 

Conversations cultivate sensitivity towards difference by illustrating how our perspectives have social, economic and political grounds.  Awareness of how wider systems shape personal experience leads to behaviours that build and restore human dignity.

Supervision: 

Supervision for coaches, counsellors and psychologists is central to my work.  Where there is interest, learning journals are included in the supervision.  

The Practice Diaries:

I run a structured process of reflection on practice and vocation called The Practice Diaries.  It is an individual or group process designed to generate resilience and resourcefulness in working life. 

Writing:

I freelance as a researcher, materials developer and report writer.  I write both fiction and non-fiction.  My published biography of Steve Biko is part of a series of educational books titled People’s Leaders of the Twentieth Century.  It has been translated into Zulu and Xhosa, is used as a supplementary school textbook and has been adapted for adult literacy programmes.  My poetry was published in Writing the Self: An anthology of new writing from Women’s Writing Workshops.

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