0825765105 Blouberg Sands, Cape Town louwessels@icloud.com

Louise Wessels

Clinical Psychologist

MA [Psych] RAU

PR No: 017 89 69

PS 0085103


Louise Wessels Clinical PsychologistI have been in private practice for over 17 years and have a wide range of experience in the field of psychology. I see my work as a Psychologist as a great honour – to share a space with someone that deals with the fragile nature of life. Our lives have become tremendously difficult. Life is hard. And we all need to survive throughout the difficulties, and often tragedies. The scope of practice of a Clinical Psychologist is to assess, diagnose and intervene with people dealing with serious life-challenges, psychological distress, and/or psychopathology. It is through the process of psychotherapy that these problematic issues are addressed. In psychotherapy it is the relationship between the client and the therapist, rather than any specific technique that is most healing. I can best describe myself as an Eclectic Therapist, in that I draw from various orientations to guide the therapeutic process. These include Narrative Therapy, a Systems Approach, Solution Focussed Therapy, Object Relations (Psychodynamic and Self-Psychology) to name a few. Psychotherapy is a very personal journey of self-discovery and growth – a journey that constantly unfolds, re-creating a healing and transforming thread in our lives. The therapeutic space becomes a safe place of discovery and exploration for continuous change and personal empowerment. I see adults and young adults from the age of 18, and also offer support to partners and families affected by serious life problems.

Areas of Special interest


Alcohol and drug addiction, and abuse

Families affected by addiction and/or psychiatric conditions

Co-dependency and co-dependent relationships

Depression, Bipolar and other Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

CPTSD – Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (continuous and consistent abuse generally from childhood)

Life Crisis

Personal Development

Frequently asked Questions

Length of Sessions

Sessions are  a minimum of 51 minutes long and it is recommended that weekly sessions take place at the start of the therapeutic process.


Claims will be submitted directly to the major Medical Aid Schemes should you have funds available. It is the responsibility of the Client to ensure that they have the necessary funds available in their Medical Aid Savings for treatment.

Private rates are equal to the Discovery Health Medical Aid rates and Clients need to pre-pay via EFT for each session a minimum of 48 hours prior to their appointment. Card facilities are not available.


Fully bilingual – English and Afrikaans


Practice rates for psychological consults / psychotherapy are based on your standard Medical Aid rates for the current year.


Applying for Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMB) are only applicable to a specific list of diagnostic conditions. Refer your Medical Aid for a list of these conditions. Should you qualify, this will be discussed with you during the session. These benefits are only applicable after Medical Aid authorization.

Online option

Face to face and / or online sessions are available.

‘To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders’ Lao Tzu