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About Renée

BSc (OT)             Reg no: OT 0032638            PR: 0188042


I am Canadian living in South Africa, where I completed by studies and now reside.


Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 1997 from the University of Cape Town, I have worked in the UK, Australia and South Africa in a variety of different treatment settings.

In the last 20 years I have developed a special interest in Anxiety, Addictive behaviours, Eating Disorders, Stress and Trauma.


In my working career I have spent time working in a physical settings in General Hospitals and in the Community.

I have worked in Government and Private Psychiatric Hospitals and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centres, including many of the leading psychiatric clinics and rehabs in South Africa:


Since 2011, I have focused on my private practice.

I have extensive experience working within a multidisciplinary clinical team offering group, individual and family therapy.

I have had the opportunity to work with many clients with a variety of different presenting issues, including:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • OCD

  • mood disorders

  • stress disorders

  • phobias

  • personality disorders

  • relationship issues

  • grief

  • eating disorders

  • self harm

  • co-dependency

  • chemical dependency

  • addictive behaviours 

  • trauma

My treatment style is informed by a variety of different treatment modalities and techniques.  Some of these include;

  • EMDR

  • Model of Human Occupation

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®)

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

  • Shamanic Energy Healing

  • Family Constellations

  • 12 Step Approach

  • Psycho-education

Over the years, I have come to realize that trauma is at the root of most mental health issues as with this realization I have focused on modalities that treat trauma.

Trauma permeates all aspects of our being; body, mind and spirit. 

With this realization I have qualified in TRE® to treat trauma in the body, EMDR to address the way it impacts the mind, and Shaman Energy Healing to clear trauma from our energy field or spirit.

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