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Psychologist Cape Town & the Northern Suburbs.

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Psychologist Cape Town & Northern Suburbs


I am a therapist / psychologist in Cape Town that specializes in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, EMDR Therapy, PTSD, Individual Counseling, Teen Counseling and Trauma Counselling.

I believe everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life. I take pride in helping people discover that every day.

In my private practice, I can help you if you are experiencing the following:

  • Facing a significant crisis or psychological distress.
  • Dealing with anxiety or depression
  • Struggling to cope with major life transitions.
  • Feel like you are on autopilot.
  • Have a trauma you wish to resolve.
  • Want to make changes for better mental and emotional health.
  • Want a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space to talk?
  • Want to consult with a mental health professional or psychologist?
  • Feel like you are not living up to your full potential?
  • Struggling with not knowing what you want in life?

If you are going through any of the above difficulties you are at the right place.

I know this is hard. You’ve likely been thinking about seeking help from a psychologist for a while. You have tried a few things to help with your mental health.

You tried to talk to friends or a family member, with no success. You find yourself escaping on your phone or even binge-watching a series. Replaying scenarios in your mind about the past and future. You feel overwhelmed and avoid situations that remind you of your struggles. Physically and mentally you feel exhausted.

But you just can’t figure out exactly what is wrong.

You might feel like things are never going to get better. You catch yourself thinking things like:

  • “Why don’t other people struggle with this?”
  • “Maybe I just need to meditate more.”
  • “I’m nervous, and people are noticing.”
  • “People are going to think less of me.”
  • “I don’t want anyone to think I’m weak.”
  • “People are going to find out that I’m a fraud.”

The truth is, you deserve to live a life that isn’t dictated by worry, sadness, or trauma.

Be rest assured you are at the right place. I’m glad you have taken the courageous step of being here. Seeking help from a psychologist is the correct step. The mental health profession has grown a lot to address your individual needs.

As a psychologist, I help people who want to find relief and grow to their fullest potential. I use evidence-based techniques—therapy that’s actually been proven by research to get you real results that last.

I specialize in anxiety, depression and trauma therapy for adults, young adults and students in Cape Town and the Northern Suburbs.

Imagine your life where overthinking and self-doubt does not determine your actions.

I’m confident that together in therapy we can work to you overcome your challenges, feel calm again and experience personal growth.

It is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in your current challenges. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I understand that no two individuals are the same. I tailor our sessions together to address your unique challenges. Through the therapeutic relationship, we can figure out the root cause of your struggles & address the issues with long-lasting strategies. Helping you get closer to the life you want.

Whether you are struggling with your mental health, going through a life transition, or need therapy you will benefit from working with a psychologist.

The process is simple…. Click here to book your first session


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Meet Hannes

I am a registered psychologist in Cape Town and the Northern Suburbs. As a psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, I strive to help you live a rich and meaningful life despite your emotional difficulties and life struggles. Together in therapy or counselling, we explore the most widely accepted therapy methods to help you. Most importantly I provide a non judgemental and safe space as a psychologist. The psychological services I provide are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Career Counselling, Anxiety Therapy, Psychometric assessments and Educational Psychological Assessments.

I completed my graduate & post-graduate studies at the University of Johannesburg. I hold the following degrees: M.Ed. Educational Psychology (2015); MA; BEd(Hons)(Ed Psych); BA(Hons); BA; PGCE; TESOL(Wits).

I am especially interested in using evidence-based therapy approaches to provide a quality service to my clients. I offer therapy and assessessments in the following modalities:

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Processed Based Therapy (PBT)

  • Trauma Therapy / Trauma Counselling

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Educational Psychological Assessments

  • Career Counselling & Career guidance

  • Life Design Career Counselling

  • Psychometric Assessments

In addition to my work as a psychologist, I also provide training to other psychologists and mental health professionals in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Career Counselling & Psychometrics (psychological assessments).

I have fulfilled lecturing roles in psychology (pre- & postgraduate) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), University of Witwatersrand (Wits) & the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP). Currently, I am the Chair-Elect for the Association for Behavioural Contextual Sciences of South Africa (ACBS South Africa). One of the highlights of as a psychologist was presenting my research at the International Congress of Psychology in Japan.

Over the years I have gained valuable experience working as a therapist and educational psychologist in private practice. I am experienced in working with adults, young adults (students), and teens.

Psychological Services I offer in Cape Town & Online

As a psychologist in Cape Town my services include:

  • Individual psychotherapy

  • Online psychotherapy

  • Anxiety treatment

  • Long-term therapy

  • Career counselling & career guidance

  • Personal development

  • Stress management

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