The decision to seek therapy is not an easy one. In spite of the difficult to ask for help, therapy can be a valuable experience and an effective way of coping and managing the challenges one is facing. Lucinda is a qualified Counselling Psychologist and offers therapy to individuals as well as couples and families.
Her areas of interest include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Relationship difficulties
- Dealing with traumatic life experiences
- Death and Dying / preparing for end of life
- Coping with grief and bereavement
- Dealing with adjustment to physical disabilities and illness
- Work and career adjustment issues
Lucinda completed her MA in Counselling Psychology at the University of Durban-Westville, now known as the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). She lectured at UKZN for 16 years and described her time there as rewarding, exciting and challenging.
Brief list of positions she has held:
- 2013-2015 Executive member of the South African Association for Counselling Psychology (SAACP) Division of PsySSA
- 2015-2017 Additional Executive member of PsySSA
- 2015-2017 Board Member for The Advice Desk for the Abused
Brief personal story
Her personal breast cancer experience provided her with the opportunity to reflect, explore and transform her life. Lucinda has shared her breast cancer journey in various forums for example Relay for Life, CANSA (KZN), Women in Leadership and Leverage (WILL) and at the PsySSA Congress. She contributed to resource book published in 2011, entitled The Resource Guide to Breast Cancer in South Africa. The book was compiled by a group of women, The C-Sisters, who had personal experience with breast cancer. In addition, she compiled and edited the October Breast Cancer Edition of a newspaper called The Ripple Effect. Recently, she published a booklet on Mental Illness and Mental Health that provides a basic understanding of mental conditions.
Sharing my breast cancer journey in personal, community, social and academic settings, was a catalyst for registering for me PhD. My PhD is a personal as the focus is on my breast cancer experience.
“Between the stimulus and response, there is a space and in that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Victor Frankl