Dr Barbara is a certified CPD facilitator and she ensures the improvement of industry wide standards and skills through extensive CPD workshops.
In her capacity as trauma relief facilitator and strategic advisor for people and companies who are affected by crime and trauma in South Africa and abroad.
Dr Barbara has been a training evaluation advisor for several corporate clients in the field of emergency response and disaster services. Other long-term corporate clients include the Foschini Group, Railway Furnishers, and Brenner Mills. Her business services and training company, Aquilla Advisors cc, has been a member of the CCBC (Capital City Business Chamber) for over ten years.
Through her private practice, Aquilla Wellness Solutions, Dr Barbara developed Kailo Soothing Oils to assist people to reduce sensory trauma in their bodies. Dr Barbara and her team of experts continue to develop and improve on these programmes to better assist the needs of her clients. In the process of completing her postgraduate studies, Dr Barbara developed numerous therapeutic tools with the aim of assisting therapists and counsellors, as well as other professional people in the helping professions, to guide their clients to identify their emotions. These therapeutic tools also assist people to grow towards enhanced wellness. Dr Barbara authored several books with a similar aim. The latest publications by Dr Barbara are entitled “Roots and All – dealing with posttraumatic embitterment’ and “Time to be Well”.
(Compiled by: Aquilla Advisors)
She ascribes her success to a calling from God and a huge portion of grace and mercy. Teamwork is a key element in working with people, especially in challenged communities. In an era where services to people is fractured and takes place in isolated pockets, she appeals on people’s goodwill and advocates for working together to achieve synergy. “Together we can make a lasting difference”.