What made you decide to become a psychologist?
I have been fortunate enough to grow up in a family and in a community which provided genuine care to those struggling or in need of support. This care is something I have always respected, admired, and hoped to extend to others through my own life. I felt becoming a psychologist was the ideal way for my to follow through with this desire.
What is the most rewarding part of being a psychologist?
Making progress towards one's mental health or life goals is often not straight-forward. The most rewarding thing for me is having the privilege to support and accompany people on their journey towards these goals, despite disruptions and challenges along the way.
What do you bring to helping people?
I believe all psychologists, counsellors, and mental health workers bring a unique approach and combination of personal experiences to their work - I am no different. I also bring my youth, my level-head, and desire to help people achieve their own potential and vision for their future.
What is one thing you would say to anyone thinking about reaching out for some help?
Recognising that you may need some support is often a difficult conclusion to reach. I would say to anyone one considering help, that seeking support does not mean you are weak - it means the opposite. To reach our full potential we will all experience changes and challenges, but we do not need to go through them alone. Having the courage to recognise this and to seek support is something I deeply respect.