About Tienie


Tienie practices in Pretoria – he is a well qualified psychologist with a proven track record in the application of psychology. Helping people to “live life better” has been part of the career he chose for the past 24 years. He is registered as a Counselling and Educational Psychologist at the Health Professional Council of SA.

He obtained a Ph D and has studied several applications of psychology to benefit the clients he serves – different techniques like hypnosis and person-centred therapies form part of his approach. People fascinate Tienie. He believes in the fantastic resilience of the human spirit. The need to feel better is a force which must be appreciated within us as human beings and he works with the client to achieve a trusting relationship. His approach has a strong focus on therapy, skills, learning and solution oriented interventions. He believes in the dignity of the client and admires the effort people make to improve.

Academic Qualifications

  • University of Pretoria. – South Africa Philosophiae Doctor – Ph. D – Educational Psychology (Theme: Regression in Hypnotherapy)
  • University of Pretoria – South Africa Master of Education (Educational Psychology) – M.Ed (Psych)

Certificates and other studies

University of South Africa – UNISA
Department of Industrial Psychology
Post Graduate Certificate in Career and Executive Coaching
University of South Africa – UNISA
Department of Social Work
Endorsement obtained : Marital and Family Therapy
University of Pretoria
Faculty of Law
Certificate Course in Family/ Divorce Mediation
University of South Africa – UNISA
Centre for Applied Psychology
Victim Empowerment and Support – Trauma Therapy and Systems
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: Student Counselling, Career and Development Centre
Peer Help Program: Peer Wellness Mentoring
Inter-Ed Seminars
Panic Disorder – Cognitive Behavioural Treatment
Neuropsychology: Dr. Roy Sugarman (Dept of Psychiatry, Univ. of Adelaide – Clinical and Neuro-psychologist
Cross Cultural Assessment in Non-western settings
Rehabilitation after TBI
The evidence base for psychology and for psychiatry
Emotion Focused Therapy
Trauma Therapy with children
Certificate in Narrative Career Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Anxiety (Society For Clinical Hypnosis)
Brief Psychotherapy – EAP training (Personal Performance Consultants – EAP)
Family Systems Assessment and Family Therapy
Brief Psychotherapy and Major depression
Multi-cultural Counseling
Treatment of the sexually molested adult
Phase 1 and Phase 2 Clinical Hypnosis – SA Society for Clinical Hypnosis (SASCH)

Professional Membership

Health Professions Council of South Africa PS 0027979
Board of Health Care Funders Pr No: 8616736

2010 – present Private practice, Menlo Park, PretoriaWork Experience

  • 2005-2010 University of Johannesburg, Psychologist and Student Counselling
  • 1996-2004 Private Practice
  • 1990-1995 Chief Psychologist, Clinic School
  • 1988-1999 Psychologist at Aid Centre

What does a psychologist do?

Psychologists study the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of behaviour, and provide mental health care. Psychologists find application for their skills in many fields of work. A session with a psychologist is an active process, like a journey of self-exploration. A psychologist can offer guidance, but the ultimate responsibility for change lies within you.


To be a point of reference for people to become empowered to live life better. The empowerment of people to feel significant in what they do and with whom they do it.


We are committed:

  • to provide people with a practice which walks the extra mile in service delivery
  • to enhance people’s lives through sincere involvement and care
  • to form in partnerships with other disciplines to the benefit of the client.


We value:

  • people
  • the art of living life better
  • human interaction

Core values of the practice

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Availability
  • Unconditional acceptance

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