Carey completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in private practise since 1998. She provides psychotherapeutic support to adult individuals and families. She has a special interest in couple and family therapy and mediation.
Over the years, Carey has worked in diverse settings across the tertiary education, NGO, corporate, government and public health sectors. Her public health focus has been both designing and implementing prevention, counselling and health development programmes for socially-economic disadvantaged areas.
In the earlier stage of her career, Carey was a permanent staff member at the University of Stellenbosch’s Therapeutic Division and lectured at both the Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital campuses. Carey continued as a counsultant lecturer at a number of tertiary education institutions with the focus of providing counselling and mental health services
for those who can neither financiallyafford nor access psychological services. Her academic lecturing areas are: ethics, diversity awareness and multi-cultural counselling, psychopathology, crises and trauma counselling, masculinity and gender studies, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, couple and family therapy.
Since 2018, Carey has begun to focus more on her private practice although she continues to work as a consultant lecturer in clinical psychology and supervisor to recently qualified psychologists. Carey enjoys and finds a great deal of life purpose providing psychotherapeutic support in both face-to-face psychotherapy sessions in her private practice, as well as to the growing number of South Africans living abroad through online sessions.