I am a professional counselling psychologist as well as a trauma counsellor. I have worked in both fields for approximately 15 years. My approach to the client is from a sociological perspective and I incorporate the concepts of Reality Therapy in my work.
I have been selected onto the 2014/2015 South African VODOCOM Change the World team and am presenting a volunteer for GRIP in Nelspruit. GRIP is a NPO that reaches out to the victims of rape and domestic violence. I am primarily in a counselling role but will also be doing workshops, and training in certain relevant fields for the care workers as well as regular debriefing of the care workers.
I hope my small effort will contribute to the greater collective in the world in helping those in need.
- Part time
I have been in the profession for 15 years on a part time basis only as I was also involved in NPOs during these years.
Self - Employed
January 1 - January 1
VODACOM Change the World project.
In total I have identified five projects for this year. The most important one is that of debriefing and counselling all the GRIP care workers in the field. They are on a continuous basis exposed to the secondary trauma involved when dealing with the trauma of others.