COUNSELOR, MEDIATOR, WELLNESS COACH
Presenting experience and professional training in the areas of Employee Wellness, Counselling, Mediation, Mindfulness training and Life Coaching – serving large corporations, offering Trauma, Eco-psychology & Education expertise.
- 13 Years as an HPCSA Counselor, 10 years in Education.
- Mindfulness and Self-Compassionate Coach and Trainer.
- Keynote speaker, Women’s Day event, Transnet (5,000 attendees)
- Counselor, Trainer, Speaker: Nedbank, Absa, Transnet, Virgin Active
- Life – Line Counselor, BA Hons degree, Counsellor, Mediator & Life Coach.
- Mindfulness Trainer and Coach.
TRAUMA COUNSELOR | WELLNESS CONSULTANT |TRAINER MINDFULNESS & SELF-COMPASSION COACH
Private Practice (and via ICAS) (Durban, RSA) 2004 – present Practising as a Mindfulness Trainer, counselor, mediator, life-coach and as a speaker at corporate events – addressing a wide range of employee social and personal issues, seeking to guide individuals through issues – to finding solutions that result in positive and lasting change.
Note: work as an HPCSA registered Counselor and via ICAS (Independent Counselling & Advisory Services), an AXA PPP entity, the world’s leading provider of behavioural risk management services to the business community. (www.icas.co.za & www.axappphealthcare.co.uk.)
Key Clients: Transnet, Nedbank, Absa, Unilever, SARS, SAPREF, Investec, Standard Bank, Virgin Active
Counselling Work: Grief Counselling, Trauma Counselling, Lifestyle & Employee Wellness; Addiction; HIV/Aids; Education; Health & Nutrition
Sample Key Note Speaker Experience: Addressed an audience of 5,000 at a Transnet Women’s Day event. Topic: “Empowering Women”.
HEAD OF TREATMENT
Les Mariannes Clinic | Sanctuary Mauritius (Mauritius) 2010 – 2012
Headed the delivery of treatment within the drug rehabilitation centre / programme. Managed both the selection of treatment modalities and the successful delivery of treatment to guests, including customisation of treatment plans, monitoring progress, and management of staff. For more on the Les Mariannes Clinic, see: www.lesmariannes.com.
Education & Professional
Post Graduate certification in Mindfulness
Faculty of medicine – Stellenbosch University
2017 – Present
8 Week online Mindfulness certification
Bangor University, Wales, UK (2016)
HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa)
2004 – Present
Accredited Divorce & Family Mediator
Kwa-Zulu Natal Association of Family Mediators (KAFAM), 2014 (www.kafam.org)
Accredited Life Coach
Results International, 2003
BA Hons Psychology
University of South Africa, 2002
Toastmasters (Level 4), 1989
Diploma in Education
Barkley House Teachers’ Training College
1984 – 1987 (www.barklyhouse.org.za)
In 2016 embarked on a 6,500km cross-Atlantic pedal-boat adventure with Davey Du Plessis (my son). The expedition is aimed at raising awareness of the mass extinction of species. Due to weather conditions the journey has been temporarily delayed.