B.Soc.Sc Nursing (UFS) 2004

M.Soc.Sc Child Psychiatry (UFS) 2008 (Cum Laude) Received the Dean’s medal for the best Master’s Degree Student from the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFS in 2008.


Published in the International journal: “Journal of Nursing Management, 2012” with the title; “Family-centred care in the paediatric intensive care unit”.


Natasja is a Clinical Specialist in Child Psychiatry. Her extensive experience in private, public and educational sectors has given her a firm foundation in Psychiatry. She is currently bound to the School of Nursing at the University of the Free State, as a clinical facilitator for Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. Natasja also has 9 years of experience at a private Psychiatric Clinic, whereof 6 years thereof was in a child and adolescent unit.

Furthermore, Natasja has equipped herself with numerous short courses at various training centres, such as Advanced Play Therapy at the Red Shoe Training Centre directed by Dr. Rinda Blom. Dr Rinda Blom has also been her mentor and supervisor for the last ten years. She is currently in private practice and co-founder of i2we, a therapy centre for individual-, as well as group therapy, parent guidance and training of professionals.

Natasja is married and a mother of two. She has a passion for children and adolescents and her greatest desire is for personal wholeness, living life in abundance and all to be equipped to face life’s challenges.

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