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Note: These practitioners are in private practice and work independently in different locations

Engelie Brand

Registered With HSPCA as a Clinical Psychologist

Somerset West, Strand, Gordons Bay

Special interest in:

  • Emotion regulation
  • Neuro Psychotherapy
  • Health and Medical Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy


Thea Coetzee

Registered with HPCSA as an Educational Psychologist

Techno Park, Stellenbosch

Specialist in Relational Psychology

  • ADHD/Learning difficulties, Adolescents and Students, Anxiety/Panic, Scholastic and Concession Assessments, Autism, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, EMI, Family/Parenting, Health & Wellness, Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Relationship/Couples, Stress/Lifestyle, Substance Abuse, Suicide/Self Harm, Trauma, BWRT, Resource Therapy (RT) and a MBTI trainer.  

Dr Dirk H. Odendaal

Registered with HPCSA as a Counselling Psychologist

Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay

Specialist in Relational Psychology

  • Counselling and facilitation offered for individuals, families and communities
  • Life skills and mental health workshops for employees
  • Counselling offered in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa

Marina Swart

M.A.(Counselling Psychology)

Registered with HPCSA as a Counselling Psychologist

Somerset West

Areas of Focus:

  • Couples, Individual and Family Therapy
  • Qualified Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapist
  • Qualified Imago Relationship Therapist

Casper Wilhelmus Albertus van Zyl

MA (Counseling Psychology) H.E.D.

Registered with HPCSA as a Counselling Psychologist

Vredendal and Strand

Cas is a psychologist who has practiced in the private sector for many years with vast experience in the treatment of alcohol-related problems and life skills programs. He is also an affiliate for the Careways and Icas groups and also does sessions for private companies and other Wellness Institutions.

Cas is the the co-owner of the Namaqua Treatment Centre – an alcohol and drug centre in Lutzville in the Western Cape.

Cas has practices in both Vredendal and Strand and does individual and family sessions.

Dr Timo Kriel

Ph D (Clinical Psychology) (SU)

Registered with HPCSA as a Clinical Psychologist


Areas of focus:
• Individual therapy for adults
• Couples therapy
• Qualfied BWRT practitioner


Dr Anton Kruger

Dr Anton Krüger (MA; PDM; PhD) has been a Clinical Psychologist for over 30 years, practising in South Africa and the United Kingdom during that time.

He provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and specialises in adolescents and adults, with a specific interest in mood disorders (depression), anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD, PTSD), stress-related conditions, cognitive disorders (ADHD), executive coaching, sport psychology and aviation psychology.

He has rooms in Somerset West and Durbanville, and is also on Skype where he is fortunate enough to treat patients worldwide.

To find out more or to book a session, please phone +27 21 852 8927, or if you'd prefer to Skype, his number is +27 73 450 6540.

Christel Maritz - Psychologist

Christel Maritz from Christel Maritz Psychologist is a qualified Clinical Psychologist based in Somerset West. Over the past 22 years she has come to realize that although there are different schools of psychotherapy, certain common denominators are occurring and that these denominators are brain based. ‘People seeking help from one therapist, may hear a completely different perspective about their problem than they would from another well-meaning therapist from a different theoretical school’ John Arden; Brain2Brain, Enacting Client Change through the persuasive power of Neuroscience.  Being keenly interested in Mathematics and Science, but also in the human psyche, she started off by studying B.Sc Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch majoring in Mathematical statistics and Psychology.   She obtained her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1991.

Through 22 years of private practice Christel Maritz did various courses in neuroscience and, specifically, the effect of psychotherapy on the different brain structures as well as to be able to take a specific patient’s brain functioning into account in planning tailor made therapy. Therapeutic modalities that she currently uses, are evidence based, ensuring patients that they are being treated with research based and sound strategies. Including psycho-education about neuroscience as part of therapy, greatly assist patients in understanding their behaviour and emotions.   It changes them from being helpless victims of a diagnoses to active participants in their own recovery process, by having a neuro scientific understanding of their symptoms and learning more about their brain and the brain-body connection.

Adele Pool

Educational Psychologist

HPCSA nr: PS0140953

Practice nr: 1065092

Therapy and Assessments

  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • Psycho-educational assessments,
  • School readiness assessments,
  • Exam concessions/assessment accommodations,
  • Parental Support

Address:  7 Golden Hill Street, Somerset West

And also at:  Innovation Centre 1, Unit 13, Meson Close, Technopark, Stellenbosch

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