As a diverse team of professionals we work with patients of all ages, from preschool, children, adolescents, students, adults and the elderly. Please refer to each therapist for more information on their focus areas.
Pauli Geldenhuis, our Counselling Psychologist and Trauma Psychotherapist.

Pauli Geldenhuis

Counseling Psychologist and Trauma Psychotherapist | Founder of Paardevlei Therapy Centre

Areas of focus include: 
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dults and Adolescents | Trainer | Supervisor & Group facilitator | Trauma including C-PTSD, PTSD, ACE [Trauma in early childhood] | Grief and Bereavement | Depression & Anxiety
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Tools in her toolkit include:
Hypnotherapy
– Somatic Experiencing – SE
– Brain Working Recursive Therapy – BWRT L1 & L2
– Tension and Trauma Release Exercises – TRE
– Eye Movement Integration – EMI
– Solution Focused Therapy – SFT
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -CBT
– Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – DBT
– Trauma & Attachment Therapy – TAT

Pauli is one of the Psychologists at Paardevlei Therapy Centre. Her exposure to the effect of Trauma and PTSD came early in her career when she worked in the SAP and Military. She has dedicated her career to working with Trauma as part of a Multi-Disciplinary team in Private Practice. She has extensive training in the field of body-mind based Psychotherapy and received her Body-Mind based Trauma training internationally through institutes in both the USA as well as Europe. Her daily task as Psychotherapist is to apply the tools in her toolkit in dealing with the psychological challenges that her clients bring to therapy. Her expert toolkit includes the highest level in Hypnotherapy, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye-Movement-Integration (EMI), Trauma and Tension Release Exercises (TRE), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT). She definitely has a deep interest and understanding of the body and mind in therapy.

Her work ethic is governed by the safety, sacredness and connection of the Therapeutic Relationship where therapist and client work as a team to explore ways of healing both on an interpersonal but also an intrapersonal level. Inside Out and Bottom Up is what she would say.

Being the visionary of PTC we call her our innovator and source of inspiration. On a more personal note Pauli is married for over a quarter of a century and has 3 extraordinary kids, Xanel and Paul in their early 20s and Lara almost finished with High School. Pauli lives on a farm at the foot of the Helderberg mountain. She can be described as a nature loving Pilgrim as she has already done many Caminos and Pilgrimages both in Europe and South Africa. She is already planning her next 2 Pilgrimages in Ireland and Australia. You only live once, make it count.

Asha Dullabh

Clinical Psychologist | Founder & Director of Therapy S.M.A.R.T

Areas of focus include: 
Adults & Adolescents, Motivational Speaker & Group Facilitator
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Tools in her toolkit include:
– Brain Working Recursive Therapy – BWRT
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT
– Transactional Analysis (TA)
– Inner Child work
– Positive Psychology

Asha Dullabh is an integrative holistic thinking Clinical Psychologist with 15years of experience working in private practice, within corporates, schools and communities. Asha Dullabh, a captivating speaker, an experienced trainer and registered Clinical Psychologist, works with children and adults in overcoming diverse emotional and mental health complexities. Asha also facilitates and encourages fierce and authentic conversations and upliftment in everyday living through insightful training, workshops and talks. We call her our Radical Thinker as she truly excels at seeing the bigger picture and finding ways to help others explore this.

Asha applies a holistic integrative approach in order to elevate each client’s psychological wellbeing, with the notion that actualizing the real self is the first step to empowering those affected by emotionally intense circumstances. A focus on the psychological wellness that is gained through the connection of a healthy mind, body and spirit enhances Asha’s therapy, training and talk offerings. Asha assesses all areas of wellness in her eclectic transformation approach.

Asha’s psychology applications also extend to her role as founder and director of S.M.A.R.T (Supportive Multi-disciplinary Assessments Remediation and Therapy), a reputable multi-disciplinary practice providing treatment to best suit any individual clients unique lifestyle and journey.

During her training sessions, Asha encourages individuals to practice fierce, authentic conversations that include talking about personal fears and shortcomings, free of judgment or disapproval. Thoughtful and instinctive SMART Training and SMART Talks are geared towards developing others and nurturing their capacity for reflective thinking, while also covering topics that allow for mindfulness and intimate self-communication and acceptance.

Her passion and visionary mind-set has extended her work and expertise to Africa and neighbouring countries. She excels and thrives in dialogue and conversation within the realms of individual and group work. She is all about real people, real experiences and real conversations. She is a mother of two children and enjoys the simple pleasures of life, like coffee shops, good restaurants, spending quality time with loved ones, walking in nature and engaging in deep conversations. She aspires to travel the world, to seek answers to her intrinsic curiosities.

Shaun Helders

Clinical Psychologist

Areas of focus include: 
Adults, Adolescents & Couples
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Tools in his toolkit include:
– Brain Working Recursive – BWRT L1 & L2
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT
– Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – DBT

Shaun is a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with teenagers and adults to overcome a diverse spectrum of emotional, occupational and mental health challenges. He specialises in anxiety disorders, addiction and eating disorders. In the corporate environment he helps to build stronger, more resilient teams and he specialises in leadership coaching.

Shaun obtained his masters in clinical psychology from the University of Stellenbosch.

He most definitely takes the title for the guy with the dry humour in the team at Paardevlei Therapy Centre. It’s guaranteed to spark a good laugh and happy smiles to everyone’s faces. He has been married for over 25 years and has two beautiful daughters at university. As a family they enjoy reading, spending time outdoors and playing with their many fur babies.

Doreen Hofmeyr

Counseling Psychologist

Areas of focus include: 
Adults & Adolescents | Career Assessment | Self-worth, Phobias, Trauma, Grief Work, Social Anxiety
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Tools in her toolkit include:
– Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) – L1, L2 & L3
– Narrative Therapy
– Career Assessment & Mid-Career Planning

Doreen worked in her private practice for 22 years, which is dedicated to clients who need to better understand their talents and skills and may need assistance in managing their current or current career path. You can read more about her Career Counselling practice here.

Her focus and role at Paardevlei Therapy Centre will be to work with clients using Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) on Level 1, 2 and the psychobiology of Level 3.

Doreen obtained an M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is trained in Narrative Therapy as well as BWRT Level 1, Level 2, Abolishing Anxiety, BB4B and Level 3. She is also trained as a Biology teacher.

She loves working with people in a meaningful way. Doreen is most passionate about helping clients become hopeful about their futures, dreaming alongside them, validating their stories, being inquisitive about their problem-solving skills and their view on life, and supporting them as they improve their emotional well-being. We call her our “brainworker” and love the dedication and ongoing learning she invests in this super interesting field of Psychology.

Doreen has been married to her husband Nico for 36 years and they have two children. She’s a lover of animals and the natural environment. Staying actively involved in her community, traveling, entertaining, reading, cooking for friends and family, wine tasting and volunteering at a counselling centre is among many of the activities she fills her free time with.

Sollie Prinsloo

Counseling Psycologist

Areas of focus include: 
Adults & Adolescents | Children
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Tools in his toolkit include:
– Brain Working Recursive – BWRT
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CPT
– Medical Hypnotherapy

Sollie is a Counselling Psychologist with a particular interest in working with children, their families and the elderly.  The family is the basic unit of society and in order for society to be healthy, we need harmony within the home.

His role is to assist clients to deal with anger, anxiety and depression.  This can be caused by numerous past events and is often harboured for many years, causing stress and inability to function optimally.  Sometimes the underlying cause is embedded deep in the subconscious mind and he can use hypnosis or a variety of other therapies to restore the harmony.

Sollie works extensively with children and adolescents as he has vast experience in dealing with a variety of behaviors occurring in both primary and secondary school children.  This experience has been accumulated over 26 years while he was a teacher, head of department and Psychologist.  He also worked in the Psychology Services of the Education Department as a psychologist. Sollie is also responsible for assessing children for school readiness, academic and behavioral challenges (ADHD), career choices and dispensations.  Therapy and assessments can be conducted in Afrikaans and / or English. He is passionate about getting to the “root cause” of a client’s problem and am constantly reading up and researching to acquire a deeper understanding of their issue.

Sollie is  a runner and have completed 7 Comrades and 7 Two Oceans ultra- marathons. He also holds a private pilot’s licence (PPL), flying actively and established the first flying school for high school learners in Cape Town to enable learners to attain their PPL before completing Grade 12.

Sollie is a very proud father of 2 sons and enjoys picnics spent at the beach while watching the sunset with my loved ones.

Philip du Toit

Psychological and Couples Counselor & Life Coach

Areas of focus include: 
Couples | Families | Divorce | Bereavement | Mediation | Facilitation & Life
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Tools in his toolkit include:
– Brain Working Recursive – BWRT
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CPT
– Behavioral, Integrative and Holistic

The first line of defense, when you have finally realized that you need some outside professional help with:  Your life, relationship, family, trauma, bereavement, divorce rehabilitation and mediation.

Taking that first step to finally go and seek Counselling is daunting and therefore Philip tries to be as approachable and supportive as possible, so that you can start with your new life journey. Philip has a Dr. Phil-like practical and eclectic approach (using methods and techniques from various therapies), where He helps couples and individuals to get their lives back on track.

Every client is unique and there is no “one size fits all” approach. Philip has over 22 years of Counselling and Corporate experience, eight years of those in Europe.

There is a time to cry and there is a time to laugh and there is a time to embrace your life with abundance! Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it! We call him our: Our “Dr Phil,” who always have time to listen and always have time for a laugh!

Philip has two beautiful daughters that he adores and who keeps him young and busy! He loves playing squash, tennis, jogging and park runs. Nature lover at heart as he grew up on a wine farm and thus passionate about nature conservation, game lodges and unique wines.

Adéle Pudney

Physiotherapist

Areas of focus include: 
All ages and ability levels | Trainer – Watsu  & Breathwork
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Tools in her toolkit include:
– Hydrotherapy
– Watsu
– Pain Management
– Aquacise
– Hippotherapy
– Breathwork

Adele’s role as physiotherapist is to assess, set goals, treat, educate and empower clients to achieve their highest possible function – even when they think they can’t. In a day she might do home visits, teach an aqua class, do a Watsu session or work with clients on land or in the pool, supervise the physio team members or discuss treatment and management options with the physio & multidisciplinary team.

Adéle is known for bringing in new information and she loves helping people find ways to achieve higher levels of function, Adéle can be counted on to offer the support that is needed whilst creating a safe environment. She understands very well that recovering from injury comes with many challenges. Her aim is therefore to find the balance between support and challenge in order to assist people to achieve their goals (in sport, life, work & socially).

Like the rest of the team Adele uses a holistic, body/mind, client centred approach which is based on the latest neuroscience research. Adéle loves learning about how to treat / minimize the effects of pain and disability in effective and dynamic ways and how to optimize human movement on land and in the water. We call her our Catalyst and Maximizer.

Adéle has done training as a HeartMath Coach, Reflexologist and an diploma in Hypnotherapy. She is also a Watsu Practitioner and currently completing her training to become a Watsu Instructor. Adele is the founder and owner of AP Physiotherapy in Cape Town.Her years of gymnastics and coaching has given her the understanding of how to achieve the seemingly impossible by breaking it down into manageable tasks. Adéle loves horses, water and being outdoors.

Carel van Aswegen

Physiotherapist

Areas of focus include: 
All ages and ability levels
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Tools in his toolkit include:

  • Dry Needling
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neurotherapy
  • Injury on Duty – IOD
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Mobilization
  • Home visits

Carel’s role as Physiotherapist at PTC includes patient rehabilitation, pain management, ergonomic advice as well as IOD patient rehabilitation and care.

A normal day at the practice will be fulfilling his role as physio to the best of his ability which also includes rendering services at the Busamed Private Hospital. This includes chest physio, re-education of movement, mobilization and pain management. He has a special interest in dry needling techniques, which complements his holistic physiotherapy approach encompassing body and mind. We call him our Physiobrewer as he is as hands on in his Craft Beer Brewing business in Grabouw as he is as Physio. Where he gets the time…only he will know.

Carel is married to the beautiful Cheri, a horse and nature lover. Carel is a proud Vegan and believer of animal rights. His hobbies include spending time in nature and beer brewing and spends lots of hours passionately experimenting in his Craft Brewery which he runs as a side business.

Nellie Botha

Occupational Therapist

Areas of focus include: 
All ages and ability levels
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Tools in her toolkit include:
– Group facilitator
– Cognitive Behavior Therapy – CBT
– Dialectical Behavor Therapy – DBT
– Relaxation Therapy & Mindfulness
– Therapeutic use of art & crafts
– Cognitive & Perceptual Assessments & Treatment
– Wheelchair Prescription
– Falls Prevention
– Supervisor Practice Educator

As Occupational Therapist she provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities or occupations that matter to them. Illness both physical and mental, trauma or disabilities can affect a person on a cognitive, physical or affective level leading to problems in being able to engage with others and the environment in which they live.

Her role as OT is to support the clients to increases their independence and ability to take part in practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a better quality of life. Nellie works from a client centered approach and are led by the client’s needs. She has a passion to help people and being an OT helps her to look at the person holistically. She loves working in a team and network of healthcare providers who she can refer clients to should they need support in areas outside her scope of practice.

Nellie’s two children keep her busy with all their school activities but she tries to make time for exercise every few days and occasionally some art and crafts or DIY.  She loves being involved her church community and serving in kids church.

Jeanine Rabbiosi

Reception & Administration

Typically, I’m responsible for welcoming patients at reception, patient care, attending to accounts and medical aid related questionnaires and referring to Rika, the Accounts Manager, when needed. I can brew a soothing pot of tea or make a really good cup of coffee. It is my job to also make sure everyone is on top of their game. I make sure that patients feel welcome and safe upon arrival and a warm goodbye also does wonders. I attend to queries as best as I can, always willing to help. When needed I take special care of the PTC team by making sure all are on top of their game, schedule the team meetings and keeping the minutes so that all runs smoothly at PTC.

I have a background in the counselling field as registered and qualified counsellor. I stay involved in the field of counselling by doing Primary Care Intervention for NPO’s and Employee Wellness Organisations. I speak English, German and Afrikaans.

They call me “The front lady who has their backs” here at TPC.

Ankia Botha-Langeveldt, our Practice Manager.

Ankia Botha-Langeveldt

Social Media Consultant

Ankia is passionate about all things Social…whether it means socialising with friends and family or managing Paardevlei Therapy Centre’s social media accounts on a daily basis. She specialises in social media strategy, content creation and virtual administration.

A self proclaimed juggler and perfectionist at heart, Ankia makes sure that the team’s Social Media platforms get the Likes, Followers and Comments it deserves. She is passionate about helping small business owners save time and increase their online exposure. With her background in Marketing and Education, it makes sense that Ankia is passionate about people and their wellbeing.

In her spare time, she runs her own virtual assistance business – Online by Ankia – from home. When she’s not busy helping others achieve new digital heights, she enjoys spending time with her husband Hougaard, their busy pre-school daughter, Milan and newest addition to the family, baby girl Luca.