Your illness is an opportunity to transform and discover your vitality again. My wish is for you to find your magic and contribute your unique gift to the world.
I combine the very best in evidence-based medicine, which may include medication, with nutritional and psychotherapeutic treatments to restore your mind and body back to its full potential.
At last, psychiatry is benefiting from the advances in Genetic testing; Psychoneuroimmunology, Consciousness Science and Functional Medicine. Integrative Psychiatry allows us to develop a treament plan that may incorporate any modality that provides relief and healing.
The Wellness Compass approach aims to evaluate and treat dysfunctional systems rather than just mask symptoms with medication. Our bodies have the innate ability to heal, let us suppor the process.
TO RECLAIM YOUR HEALTH, BALANCE, MEANING AND JOY START YOUR TRANSFORMATION
I believe your story can become your medicine. It can guide you to a place of deep intuitive wisdom, where you celebrate your innermost desires, experience playfulness and joy and feel a renewed sense of direction.
I trained in London at the St George's and University College of London Training Programme. When I returned to South Africa, I became one of the first Integrative Psychiatrists in the Country.
Despite my excellent training, I did not always feel that my patients were becoming the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves. The medication sometimes stabilised them but made them feel numb or caused side effects like weight gain or sexual dysfunction.
It was only until my father was dying of Cancer , that I explored the Revolution in Functional/ Integrative Medicine. I learnt that restoring the gut and immune system had the unexpected advantage of improving mental health conditions. We had been ignoring a vital aspect in treating our patients holistically: Food as Medicine/ Exercise/ Detoxification/ Genetics/ Finding Purpose.
The intention for my clients, is to recover a sense of purpose, exuberance for life, appreciation of their bodies and a curiosity about conscious expansion. Based on the principle of the Ancient Medicine Wheel, the Wellness Compass illustrates each facet of your being that has to be developed in order for you to return to optimum health. During our sessions we will focus on four areas:
Focus: Strength, Energy, Flexibility, Sensuality
A healthy mind cannot exist within an unhealthy body.
Focus: Clarity, Curiosity, Creativity
A clear mind is immensely powerful when directed with focused intent.
Focus: Passion, Connection, Flow, Serenity
Living from the heart brings richness and fulfilment to existence.
Focus: Presence, Authenticity, Purpose, Joy
Identifying a source of inspiration that is bigger than you.