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my story and practice 


23 years ago I started working as a wilderness guide and noticed that when people spent time outside their anxiety dissipated, their mood shifted, their thinking changed and they experienced a greater sense of wellbeing. Training as a psychotherapist at the same time as guiding people outside, I wondered why mainstream psychology made not one mention of these significant shifts available when we go into wild, or simply more natural settings.


So while I am a psychotherapist and registered clinical social worker, I call myself a nature-allied therapist. For me it means that, unlike most mainstream therapies where the difficulties people experience are seen as largely isolated to their own heads, I see each person as an ecosystem, a living web of interconnected relationships, all of which effect .


Through a somatically-based integrative psychotherapy I focus on supporting an individual's capacity for increasing connection and aliveness. I work with people on the stories they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are and where they came from; and guide them toward the possibility of letting go of that story, or letting go of the hold that those stories have on them. 


I weave nature-based, contemplative and somatic practices into my traditional therapy training and use, as a foundation, my clinical training in NARM (Neuro-Affective Relational Model working with developmental trauma, Complex-PTSD, intergenerational trauma and collective historical trauma).

I also offer Constellations sessions - family, systems and nature - should this feel like a valuable lens into family dynamics, patterns and challenges.


I am based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo and currently work online. Please contact me if you would like in-person sessions.


Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa

+27 741 727 327

Thanks for reaching out. I'll be in touch.

"Psychology, so dedicated to awakening human consciousness, needs to wake itself up to one of the most ancient human truths: we cannot be studied or cured apart from the planet."

- James Hillman

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