SenseSana’s Afropolitan, future-focused founders, Shungu, Taffy and Margaret - pride themselves on a blended approach to building resilience through change.
We are a family owned practice, and our collective, intergenerational experience is anchored in our deep spiritual values.
We believe that mental health encompasses the wellness of the whole being. This is rooted in our integral view of the human being, and as such, our clients are the focus of our practice.
Our reward is the transformation that takes place within our clients as we walk with them, the hope and strength they embody as they embrace a new way of being, new way of work or a new normal which they have recognized for themselves in our care.
It is our hope, that no matter what our client’s believe, or where they find themselves in life, that they are inspired by the soul-fullness of the word “Sana” which completes our name:
Sense (Sana = Wellness, Latin)
Sense (Sana = Utmost, Swahili)
Sense (Sana = Brilliance, Arabic)
Counsellor, Life & Grief Coach
BA, MSc (Psychology)
Behavioural Scientist & Business Consultant
Taffy is a Behavioural Scientist whose passion is understanding how people’s personalities, cognition and environment influence their health and social functioning. She holds a Master of Science Degree (MSc.) in Health and Social Psychology from the University of Maastricht, a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of South Africa. She is also a certified HIV/AIDS counsellor.
Taffy’s skill is crafting bespoke interventions for teams and organizations to improve or develop strategies, and processes, in situations of uncertainty. Applying a wide range of Social and Behavioural Change (SBC) approaches to address change in social norms, structures, and individual behaviour.
Taffy serves as Director of Strategic Information for a Communications for Development (C4D) Consultancy. She has worked with regional entities and government institutions in sub-Saharan Africa for over 12 years. As such, she is accustomed to working in multicultural teams and believes that organizations change most effectively when the people within the organizations embrace that change .
Taffy has a passion for the wellbeing of young people. She serves on the board of Orange Babies Namibia. She is an associate member of Namibia Child Rights Network (NCRN) an affiliate of Child Rights Network of Southern Africa (CRNSA). She previously served as the Chairperson of The Youth Committee in the Rotary Club, Namibia.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Taffy has a rich, vibrant travel history, having lived in South Africa, The Netherlands, Namibia and Ghana. Taffy has an eclectic taste in music – from Country to Chamber to Classical – her headphones are never far away. She is an early riser who enjoys painting, long walks and camping with her family.
LL.B, LL.M, ACC
Integral Coach & Breathwork Practitioner
If you sense that our practice is a good fit for you, your organization or a group of people in your care, we would love to hear from you. We welcome your questions and we would be honoured to support you on your journey through change.
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