Lefika’s history

Dr Hayley Berman

Hayley is an Art Psychotherapist, social activist, practicing artist and the Founding Director of Lefika La Phodiso, an NGO in the inner city Johannesburg training Community Art Counsellors. In addition, she has a private practice working with individuals and couples . Hayley completed her BAFA (Hons) at Wits University in 1990 and trained in the U.K. at St Albans in 1991 as an Art Therapist. In 2012 she completed her PhD degree in psycho-social studies at The University of Western England, Bristol. Hayley is currently the programme director at the University of Hertfordshire.

She is affiliated to the South African Psychoanalytic Confederation and the Institute of Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa. She has presented at several local and International conferences and published articles in both the UK and South Africa. She is a registered member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and of the British Association of Art Therapists

Luke Lamprecht

Luke Lamprecht is the director at Fight with Insight. He was a facilitator and board member at Lefika La Phodiso and played a pivotal role in the organisation. He is a long standing advocate for child protection and as such is a convenor for the Johannesburg Child Advocacy Forum, legal advocacy spokesperson for Women and Men Against Child Abuse and Development officer for the Shaken and Abused Baby Initiative as part of the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children. He supervises for the South African Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse organisation.

In his influential career he has held the position of Executive Director of the Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre, the Bigshoes Foundation, who provided medical management of abandoned babies as well as paediatric palliative care. He acted as the Project Manager for Child Abuse and Neglect Protocol at RAU University and the Department of Social Development.

He began his career as a Crisis Counsellor and Place of Safety Project Manager for Childline and Child and Youth Care Worker for Johannesburg Child Welfare Society. He is currently a MSc Candidate in Neurodevelopment at Wits Medical School completing his research on child murders in the Johannesburg area and runs a small consultancy.