"You are created with all
you need to be successful”
~ NLP presupposition ~
I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
and you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find
each other, it's beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped".
~ Fritz Perls (verbatim) ~
"Thinking is difficult
that’s why most people judge”
~ NLP presupposition ~
Pleased to meet you!
Welcome to my website. The primary purpose of this website is to provide you with information regarding my practice in Randburg (Johannesburg) and in Brackenfell (Cape Town). I hope you find my site informative, insightful and helpful.
A modern practice
This practice is focusing on alternative, modern, short-term and powerful psychotherapy for the modern human being who does not necessarily have the time nor the money to engage in a time-consuming process of traditional psychotherapy.
The aim of this practice is to find practical and workable solutions to solve your challenge as quickly and powerfully as possible. We are using the latest, most effective and most advanced human technology. The goal is to solve a problem effectively – still within the framework of professionalism, ethical code, confidentiality and with the protection of a professional body.
I am a clinical psychologist and although I also use traditional psychodynamic therapy and cognitive therapy, I prefer to use more modern approaches for better and faster results.
The problem with traditional psychotherapy is that traditional therapy addresses the neocortex, the thinking part of your brain.
Your problem is not necessarily situated in this part of your brain. If you knew what you were doing wrong, you could change your mind and to solve the problem.
Psychological problems arise from your reptile and emotional brain. These parts of your brain do not understand language, reason or thought. It is precisely for this reason that in this practice therapeutic techniques are used that work with this specific part of the brain.
I use the following therapeutic techniques to work with your reptile and emotional brain:
- Clinical Hypnosis;
- Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT);
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP);
- Encountered Centred Couples Therapy (EcCT);
- Positive Psychology, and
- Mindfulness You are welcome to read more about it on my webpage.
Psychology is a young, dynamic and rapidly evolving science that is literally discovering faster, better and more powerful ways to bring about permanent change on a daily basis. If you still believe that an “ossewa” (ox-wagon) is the best way to travel from the Cape to Johannesburg, aircraft technology may sound to you to be a quick fix. With an airplane you will definitely not explore and discover the landscape, but you will arrive in Johannesburg sooner with the time you have at your disposal.
A little bit more about myself
I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Research Psychology (Cum Laude).
I was an elected executive member of the Professional Board for Psychology, previously known as The South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC) – now known as the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). I also served on the disciplinary committee to maintain professional conduct of psychologists.
I was a part-time lecturer of philosophy and psychology at the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University.
I have presented several papers at Hypnosis Congresses in South Africa and internationally. I had an international breakthrough in the hypnotic treatment of Scleroderma (a rare form of Auto-immune diseases) in 2005, after which I presented a paper at an international congress in Poland. You can read more about it in my article: Mind over Matter.
- Clinical Hypnosis master practitioner in 1998;
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) practitioner in 1999;
- NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) master practitioner in 2003;
- Energy Psychology master practitioner in 2005;
- EMI (Eye Movement Integration) practitioner in 2006;
- EcCT (Encounter centered Couples Therapy) practitioner in 2013;
- BWRT (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy) master practitioner in 2015.
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) practitioner in 1999.
I have been widely quoted in the media and I am also the published author of three books:
- “NLP – ontgin die briljantheid in jou” in 2011;
- “Dink slank, word slank” in 2013;
- “Droom binne ‘n droom” in 2020. A poetry collection about my experiences and thoughts as a psychologist, human being and observer.
Life is a journey. The destination of your journey is not necessarily the goal of your journey, but the journey becomes your destination.