M.A. Clinical Psychology (University of Cape Town, cum laude)
This professional training in clinical psychology included instruction and supervision in various forms of therapy including Jungian-oriented therapy, grief counselling and couples therapy. My Master’s thesis was on an understanding of wilderness experience from a Jungian point of view. Although I no longer practice as a clinical psychologist (preferring to call myself a transformational coach), much that I learned in this training remains very valuable.
Diploma in Advanced Transpersonal Psychotherapy (CCPE, London)
This was a two-year post-graduate part-time training in a form of psychotherapy that integrates a spiritual perspective with more traditional psychotherapy.
Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (Oxford University)
This was an intensive year-long part-time training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – a practical form of psychotherapy that is particularly useful in dealing with anxiety issues and depression.
Diploma in Psychotherapy Supervision (CCPE, London)
This is a year-long part-time training in psychotherapy supervision.
EMDR practitioner (levels I&II, EMDR Institute, London & Amsterdam)
This is the two-part practitioner training in a form of psychotherapy (EMDR) that is extremely effective in putting any traumatic memory to rest. Most types of psychological difficulty are caused or precipitated by a trauma of some sort. Both of these trainings were with the originator of EMDR – Francine Shapiro.
EFT and Matrix Reimprinting
Both EFT and Matrix Reimprinting use a combination of eastern medicine and western psychology to treat traumatic memories. Matrix Reimprinting is an extremely effective development of EFT. I was fortunate to train in both methods with the originator of Matrix Reimprinting – Karl Dawson.
Vision Quest Guide
A vision quest is psychological and spiritual process during which people fast in a natural environment after careful preparation and under proper supervision. The vision quest is a very powerful ritual that is frequently life-transforming. I was very lucky to be trained in the USA by the late Steven Foster and Meredith Little, exceptional teachers in this tradition. Since then, I have run many vision quests both in Africa and in the UK.
Doctor of African Traditional Medicine – (Ingwenyama Lodge, Botswana)
This arduous training as a traditional healer took more than five years to complete. Although I no longer practice as an African healer, I have integrated very valuable elements from this training into my work.
B.Sc. Microbiology (University of Cape Town)
This was my first graduate qualification and was followed by employment in Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry and Industrial Chemistry laboratories. I later returned to university to study psychology. I am very grateful for this training because it affords me a deep understanding of the scientific perspective - its great value and its limitations.
Why such diversity?
All of this has been part of my search for the models, tools and processes that have enabled me to develop the Deep Insights Approach.