Johan finished his BA and BA Hons at the University of Pretoria and his Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of North West. He completed his internship at Bophelong Psychiatric Hospital, IPELEGENG Child and Family Center and a private practice in Middelburg. he then started his own practice in 2001.
The focus in therapy is a mix of therapeutic methods with the goal of addressing the identified issue or problem to resolve it as far as possible. In the practice him and his wife has a big scope of expertise and has had exposure to many different settings, challenges and therapeutic challenges.
Being the holder of a Commercial Pilots License and a Flight Instructors on fixed wing aircraft, Johan also has a keen interest in Aviation Psychology and Human Factors in aviation. He is an associate member of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association and served on the Aviation Medical Committee of the South African Civil Aviation Authority for two terms. He also worked at Emirates Airlines in the capacity of Flight Training Human Factors Specialist as part of the development and training team of Human Factors material. He loves the outdoors and various sporting activities.
Karlien started and completed her studies at the University of Pretoria and has been running her own practice for 20+ years. She completed her BA, BA Hons and Masters degree with specialization in Counselling Psychology and completed her PhD with the title "Family processes and coping strategies of families diagnosed with epilepsy".
Through her involvement in the medical and health psychology field, as well as long involvement in Neuro- and Spinal rehabilitation, she has a good understanding of the dynamics of such conditions and works with an array of healthcare professionals to treat the effects of amongst others Stroke, Epilepsy, Mild traumatic brain injury.
She often receives referrals when no apparent medical reason can be found for these and other conditions and she enjoys the challenges of these positive outcomes. Her work within the health psychology field is however not limited to neurological conditions.
Apart from painting and her creative handwork hobbies, Karlien passed a grade 8 UNISA examination in piano and also obtained a Performance Certificate from Trinity College. From here her keen interest in the effect of music and creativity on the psyche and how this can be utilized in the process of therapy.