Hi! I am Meg
Whatever brought you here, I’m so glad you are here. I invite you to explore this site and reach out to see if you think we may be a good fit.
I am a Registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor and Internationally Registered Play Therapist. I am passionate and laid-back, I value connection and honesty with my clients. My approach is gentle, challenging, compassionate, authentic, and lighthearted. It is incredibly important to me that my clients feel safe, heard, and respected. It is my job to meet you where you are, not where I think you should be.
My practice is based at Foundations for Life in Plumstead, Cape Town, offering Play Therapy, Counselling and Coaching to children, adolescents and adults. I believe that each client is unique and approaches are tailored accordingly to serve each client’s distinctive needs.
I have undergraduate degree's in Psychology, Education and Human Movement Science. I have post graduate qualifications in Education and Psychology, an Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Child Psychology and Life Coaching.
I have specialised in Play Therapy through Leeds Beckett University in the UK as well at the National University of Ireland in Galway. I have also specialised in Attachment (Circle of Security trained).
I am accredited with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy in the UK(201802688) and in South Africa I am registered and licensed with the Council for Counsellors (IR 10321) and as a Specialist Wellness Counsellor at the ASCHP (SWC20/717). I am currently training to become a Clinical Supervisor as well as completing my MA in Practice-Based Play Therapy through Leeds Beckett University and Theraplay Level-One and Marschak Interaction Method (MIM), accredited by the Theraplay® Institute.
Using play, children are often able to act out, explore and resolve the experiences that are causing them pain.
Through role playing, painting, story-telling, playdough-modelling or doll play, children find outlets for their anger, sadness or fear. By projecting their emotional conflicts, children are able to confront their fears indirectly, at a safe distance.
Every child is unique and special but sometimes they experience problems with feelings or behaviours the cause disruption to their lives and the lives of those around them.
Adult Therapy/ Coaching
We can explore practical strategies that you can implement right now to start cultivating real change.
We will look at your environment, relationships, thoughts, beliefs and emotions to work out what's really holding you back. Old stories we tell ourselves, trauma, and toxic thought patterns that stem as far back as childhood can continue to haunt us even as adults.
I help facilitate your healing process, no matter what that may look like. Book a 15 minute free consultation to see if we are a good fit!
At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.
Parenting is a hard job and it can sometimes feel like an emotional rollercoaster, especially because children don’t come with an instruction manual!
You might sometimes want to ask your children “what do you want from me?” But in actual fact our children ARE the instruction manual. We just need to learn what to look for.
The purpose of clinical supervision, as compared to line management supervision, is for the supervisor to help the supervisee become more effective in helping other persons ie the children in the case of play therapy.
The role of a Clinical Supervisor is to provide support and advice upon issues that arise during the therapist’s clinical work. These may be matters of therapeutic techniques, therapeutic relationships, difficult problems, ethical decisions or issues that impact personally upon the therapist caused by the therapeutic process.
A 7 week, emotional literacy programme for Grade 1&2.
Man in the Mirror
A 7 week, resilience building programme to help boys make choices today for the men they want to be tomorrow.
A 6 week, self-esteem development programme for young girls.
Circle of Security® Parenting™ Programme
An 8 week course aimed to support and strengthen parent-child relationships.
Change how your school and community grow children with training on parenting, child mental health and emotional development.
Talks are scheduled on an ad-hoc basis and the content is catered towards the audience and the objective of the talk.
Get In Touch
076 561 2927
Foundations for Life, 2 Hemyock Road, Plumstead