03Nov 2020

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders (Law, Sideridis, Prock, & Sheridan, 2014; Jacobs, 2014; Fabio, Castriciano, & Rondanini, 2015; Lerner & Johns, 2012).  It is a developmental disorder characterised by severe levels of attention-disorganised and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity beyond that observed in individuals at a comparable level of development (American Psychiatric Association, […]

09Jul 2020

Good Hope Psychological Service is very privileged to have Peter Morris as chairman of the board. But who is this interesting man? Peter is a born Bolander; he was born as the second oldest of six children in Vlottenburg near Stellenbosch where both his parents were farm labourers on the farm, Digtebij. “In those years, […]

04Jun 2020

Carien de Klerk, CEO of Good Hope Psychological Service ( explains how to assemble an interim kit for your child; a document that serves as a guideline to parents and/or guardians as to what will be needed when a child goes missing. The document she talks about can be found HERE:

01Jun 2020

The staff of Good Hope Psychological Services (GHPS) are all wearing green ribbons during the National Child Protection Week and are also urging others to do the same. The green ribbon refers to life and growth! By wearing the green ribbon you: show support for the promotion of rights, care, and protection of our children. […]

01Apr 2020

During the coronavirus lockdown period and probably for the next couple of months, all of us will be starting our days feeling uncertain about the future. Some of us are still optimistic, maybe even excited about new opportunities, while others are struggling to adapt to the restrictions. Although we might react differently to the crisis, […]

29Nov 2019

In May Sara Van Tonder (From Paarl) and Carien de Klerk from Good Hope Psychological Service in Stellenbosch presented a workshop to doctors working in emergency care on burnout and compassion fatigue. On Friday, November 22, they worked with the same group of doctors and focused on the prevention and treatment of burnout. They also […]

28Aug 2019

Jenni Twigg, registered counsellor of Good Hope Psychological Service in Stellenbosch, as well as in their Paarl branch, is a born Capetonian who obtained her degree in Psychology (BPsych) at a private university, Midrand Graduate Institute in Durbanville. Because she has always had a passionate interest in the broader family system, she went on to […]

28Aug 2019

One of the competent counsellors at the Paarl branch of the Good Hope Psychological Service is Martinique Myburgh – a young woman with a cordial personality. Martinique was born in Kimberley, Northern Cape where she finished her primary school. During her high school years, her parents moved to Villiersdorp where she matriculated at De Villiers […]

28Aug 2019

Helène Smit, one of the registered trauma counsellors at Stellenbosch’s Good Hope Psychological Service, is known for her loving and considerate nature; characteristics that are a great asset in this institution where there is so much trauma and brokenness. Helène was born in Barrydale from where their family moved to Wolseley in her ninth year. […]

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