I am an English speaking therapist registered in Israel and South Africa. I offer counselling services in person and online in Israel; and for South Africans, online only.

I run an International practice and am well acquainted with diverse cultures and perspectives.

If we are able to learn about and understand ourselves, and can find our true voice, we evolve, transform and steady ourselves in the world.

This can be a great relief when we have experienced emotional pain that till now we have not been able to make sense of.


I’ve run a clinical social work practice counselling couples and individuals for over 35 years. I began my practice in Cape Town and am now based in Israel.

A Place to Reflect

I offer a warm, relaxed and safe space to reflect and explore your emotional challenges or those within a partnership. I bring empathy and acute attentiveness to the process and together we find a way forward.

Appointment Duration and Fees

The length of a session is dependent on whether you are on your own or within a couple, and is flexible, based on an assessment of what you need.

My fees are calculated according to a sliding scale.
Payment can be made through BIT, PayPal, PayBox or EFT. South Africans can claim from medical aid.

Individual Counselling

Couple Counselling

Corporate Wellness Training and Counselling


I am a clinical social worker with a Masters degree from the University of Cape Town.

My post-qualification training has been extensive and ongoing over 35 years, ensuring continuing education and keeping up to date with the latest research in the field. This has informed a diversely integrated practice.
I have training and experience in:
  • Psycho-Dynamic perspectives,
  • Attachment-based Relational work (Relational life therapy for couples),
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), and the Developmental Model for couples, and
  • Hypnotherapy and a polyvagal trauma-informed approach

Associations / Professional Bodies

SACSSP – South African Council for Social Service Professions

GHI – Get Help Israel

KeepOlim – A Stronger Israel (volunteer)

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Mobile and WhatsApp:

+972 (53) 637-3061 (Israel)

+27 (71) 340-1471 (South Africa)

“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to  hear it scream.” -Old Cherokee Proverb

“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to  hear it scream.” -Old Cherokee Proverb