I am a clinical psychologist who has over thirty years experience in counselling in lay, voluntary and professional settings.
I have developed an integral appreciative perspective on personality psychology that draws on insights from many schools of psychology and spiritual traditions.
Appreciative Personality Mapping is an interactive process that allows people to create a unique comprehensive framework for use in personal, relationship and organisational development.
I run growth courses and workshops based on this model and its applications to the areas of leadership, organisational functioning, personal growth and interpersonal relationships.
I am a specialist in personality and relationships, and have been cited in books and other publications. I am regularly invited to present workshops and talks both locally and internationally.
My passion for understanding people has taken me into diverse settings spanning virtually the whole scope of psychological practice.
I have worked as an expert witness, accredited Mediator and forensic psychologist.
I am committed to serving the general community input and have worked for a large number of respected associations, organisations and institutions dealing with counselling for families and children.
I have provided ongoing training, individual and group case consultation to many welfare and counselling organizations. I currently consult to NGO and Government Organisations, major corporate institutions as well as small and medium businesses.
In my clinical practice I offer psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, family therapy, couples therapy and trauma debriefing.
I have appeared on national and international television and radio.
I had a show called “The Soulfulness of Everyday Life” on Infusion Radio (www.infusionradio.com) which is part of the World Space Satellite Radio Network and a weekly radio show on 101.9 Chai FM.
I have contributed to a number of popular and business publications on diverse topics ranging from organisational development and management issues, marriage and parenting and the personality.
My weekly column in The Times called Shrink Rap.
I am married and have five children.
Areas of Expertise
Psychotherapy & Spirituality, Executive Coaching, Consulting, and training, Hypnotherapy, Personal, Relationship and Business Development, Management Development, Leadership Development and Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion Management, Trauma Debriefing
An idea worth spreading
The light of a single flame has the power to enlighten the entire world, one candle at a time. The combined wisdoms of Talmud, science and psychology will be used to show that substance and light are synonymous. Everyone has the power within their own particular sphere of influence to enlighten and appreciate (in all senses of the word) the value and substance of others.
Appreciative witnessing gives individuals the power to illuminate the unique qualities, talents and abilities in others. With a more profound sense of their own value and potential people experience themselves to be more substantial, rich and whole.
Having a deeply felt sense of their own substance they see the light in the world, the transcendent and inclusive reality of the world being a big ecology.
They also recognise the value of their own contribution to that ecology and by extension the value of all other beings that share their world.
I'm passionate about
Creating an appreciative society that is values and ethics based, characterised by compassion, good-will, mutual respect and commitmnet to the greater good.
Talk to me about
Appreciatve Psychology Approach, Keynote Speaking, Workshops, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Diversity, Childrens Therapeutic Stories, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Trauma Debriefing