Ms Bernice Du Plessis

Clinical Psychologist  MA Research Psychology (UCT); MA Clinical Psychology (Stell.)  ?
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Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, child sexual abuse, depression, developmental disorders, family difficulties, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.
Harfield Village

I am a clinical psychologist offering long- and short-term psychotherapy to adults, children and families who are experiencing emotional, psychological or relationship difficulties, or who simply want to embark on a journey of personal growth.

My approach to therapy is holistic, meaning that we should always keep physical, mental, social and spiritual factors in mind. I work from a cognitive behavioural (CBT) modality with adults and children and play therapy with some children – and tailor my approach to each client’s needs.

I assist clients to manage the following concerns:

-Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders -Tourettes, OCD, trichotillomania and other impulse control disorders -Trauma (eg exposure to violence or sexual abuse) -Loss and bereavement -Personal growth and existential issues -Phobias -Sexual and gender identity dilemmas -Intellectual disabilities

In addition to the above, child and family therapy also covers:

-Managing ADHD -Behavioural difficulties -Autism spectrum disorders -Parenting sessions

I am fully bilingual, and offer therapy in both English and Afrikaans.

I earned a Clinical Masters degree at the University of Stellenbosch and a Masters degree in Psychological Research at the University of Cape Town, and have spent the past seven years enriching my practice as a therapist by remaining involved in community work, research and academia.


Mobile: 076 944 4533


HPCSA Number: 0120057
Practice Number: 0529958

62 2nd Avenue
Harfield Village
Cape Town