Leanne is in private practice as a Counselling Psychologist, but her passion lies in inspiring, engaging with and motivating groups.
After obtaining a BA degree in English and Psychology as well as a Higher Diploma in Education (University of Stellenbosch), she spent a year travelling round the Eastern and Western Cape teaching life skills to young people in a wide variety of High Schools on a Youth for Christ drama-and-dance team.
Subsequent to this she obtained an Honours degree and a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The focus of her dissertation was on the development of her therapeutic self, which included an exploration of whether training of counselling psychologists in South Africa is adequate or not, and her passion for the arts and diversity led her to also investigate the relevance and appropriateness of psychodrama in the South African context.
After teaching and counselling at a high school for many years, she is currently involved in various projects ranging from life coaching to personal and professional leadership development. She also does training, assessments and presentations and is involved in community-based education programmes through the facilitation of life skills programmes and psycho-education workshops as well as the writing of training materials.
In terms of her private practice, she is passionate about working with couples and families as well as individuals with regard to career planning, emotional struggles and relational issues.