René Pfaff completed a BA (cum laude), BA Hons (cum laude) and MA Psychology at the University of Pretoria.  She has been a registered Counselling Psychologist for the past 17 years.  After completing her Masters Dissertation in the area of Child Psychology she spent time at a School for Learning Disabled learners, various colleges, universities and organisations after which she started her private practice. 

She assists clients to gain insight into themselves and others.  She works together with her clients to work through and eliminate barriers and self-limiting beliefs in order for each individual and family to become the successful and happy people that they were all meant to be. “I have a passion for unleashing each unique individual’s full potential whilst allowing them to fully enjoy and cherish all aspects of the gift called “life”. 

She is married and mother to 3 children, Danée, Darius and Ruben.  René lives and practices in Somerset West.  She works in Afrikaans and English. Rene is contracted to all medical aids but also offers discounted cash rates for those who need to pay privately.

Renè on SABC 3 : Afternoon Express 19/06/2015


Lizelle Fryer completed my matric in 1997 and then enrolled for an Educare course at Boland College where she worked daily with toddlers and small children.  Thereafter she enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch and completed her BEd degree, qualifying as a senior phase teacher and thereafer completed  a BEdHons degree with Educational Psychology as a major.  After spending time in America and Dubai she started working at Herzlia High School as a Vocational Teacher. Her role entailed working with learners that struggled to cope with mainstream education. She worked at the Good Hope Psychological Services in Paarl where she was able to assist children and adults from underprivileged areas.  Lizelle further has experience at Vera, school for learners with Autism and special needs.  


Lizelle is proud to call herself a Psychologist and believe that this is what she was supposed to do with her life.  She is passionate about making a positive change in people’s lives. Furthermore, she strives to work in an ethically sound manner within a Bio-Ecological framework. She believes in empowering the people that work with and care for children and therefore her involvement and interaction with parents and teachers are of utmost importance.


Lizelle offers services related to psychometric assessments (psycho-educational-, school readiness-, subject choice-; career choice- and emotional intelligence assessments), therapy interventions, play therapy. personal development (study skills, time management etc.), as well as parental guidance related to the wellbeing of children and adolescents. 

Lizelle is married and practices in Somerset West.  She works with all toddlers and all school-aged children, including teenagers.  Her sessions are facilitated in English  or Afrikaans and she is available after hours or weekends.


Annemie Fouché is a Registered Counsellor and Psychometrist (Independent Practice) with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She started her journey towards becoming a mental health practitioner by completing her Honours degree in Psychology (Cum Laude) at the University of Stellenbosch. Her passion for working with people and offering support to those in need motivated her to further develop her interests and skills within the field of psychology. She completed a six month trauma counselling internship (BPsych Equivalent) at the Community Intervention Centre based at Milnerton Medi-Clinic and Durbanville Children’s Home. After passing the board exam she registered as Counsellor. She worked as Student Support Officer at Boland College in Stellenbosch and provided a wide range of support services to students, parents and lecturing staff. After completing her internship in psychometry, she furthered her career as School Counsellor at Pretoria Boys High School. Her yearning for the mountains and family made her return to the Western Cape where she then worked as Intervention Coordinator at Paarl Gymnasium High School. She decided to enter private practice because she believes that the experience she gained while working within these broad environments have equipped her with the knowledge and skills needed to offer quality support services in her community.

Annemie follows a Solution Focused Approach when dealing with children, adolescents and adults. By applying solution focused techniques she builds on client’s strengths whilst helping them achieve their goals and outcomes in order to live their best lives! She truly believes that empowering clients to rather focus on their abilities and what they’ve achieved in the past, they become hopeful for whatever difficulties they may face now or in future. Apart from counselling she offers play intervention as well as the following psychometric services: cognitive assessments, scholastic evaluations, and subject choice- and career assessments. Psycho-education is one of her passions and therefore she enjoys providing guidance to parents and teachers.

Annemie is an enthusiastic trail runner living with her husband and horse loving toddler in Grabouw. She practices from the practice of Rene Pfaff & Associates in  Somerset West and she is always willing to offer her services in schools or other areas where needed.


Lianie Jacobs is a registered Educational Psychologist and enjoys working with children of all ages. She completed her BEd Psychology degree at Stellenbosch University and started her career as a Life and Physical Sciences teacher at an all girls’ school in Newlands, Cape Town. She later relocated to Somerset West where she continued teaching and counseling whilst completing her MEd Psychology (cum laude) degree at Stellenbosch University. She experienced the best of both worlds when she completed her internship partly at a non-profit organisation where she worked mainly with children, parents and teachers from underprivileged areas and partly at a prestigious high school. Lianie currently works as psychologist in a high school as well as private practice. She has experience in working with adolescents in particular and has good insight in the school system and its’ practices.

Lianie has a passion for children and feels that a child’s voice must be heard. She is a firm believer that therapy is a team effort and therefor strives to work closely with the parents and family members, teachers and other relevant role players. Her approach aims at helping and empowering the individual to adjust, develop and grow in the areas of the self, family and peer relationships as well as academic achievement. In her work she values that every individual has a choice and has the ability to take responsibility for their own lives.

Lianie offers services that include psychotherapy (play therapy, person centered therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques), parent guidance, psycho-education and personal development (self-esteem, study skills, etc.) as well as assessments (psycho-educational, school readiness and concessions). She has a particular interest in career and subject choice assessments.

Lianie loves spending her free time in the bushveld and being close to wild life. She lives in Strand with her husband and works in Somerset West.

Lianie facilitates sessions in either English or Afrikaans.

Practice  No 0458996  -  PS 0061255