Welcome to Dr. Elanie Weich

Dr Elanie Weich Profile Picture - Clinical Psychologist in Hermanus

My Story

I am a clinical psychologist in Hermanus in private practice since 2003. I am privileged to share in the life story of each person that I work with. The relationship I have with my patient is of great importance to me, and the therapeutic environment and process are respected as holy ground.

The principal therapeutic approach that I use in my practice is depth psychology with the focus being on Jungian Psychology. This approach is underpinned by the assumption that healing is associated with allowing what has been repressed, rejected, denied or ignored (unconscious processes) to come forward so that the person can understand, explore its significance and integrate it, allowing for a transformation in consciousness.

I completed my doctoral research and degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2015. The study explored and described the nature, role and treatment of unconscious feelings of guilt during bereavement. Seen in this context, I specialized myself in the therapeutic treatment of losses, complicated grief and Bereavement.

During my three-year involvement with an Oncology Centre in Durban, I worked closely with cancer patients and their family members. I then realised that there was a significant need for Psycho-Oncology support in South Africa. Psycho-Oncology became a field of interest for me, and I became a member of the American Psycho-Oncology Society. This is an area which I am passionate about, and it helped me to discover that heroism is not a single act, but a mindset and a way of being. To be a hero requires great moral courage. And each of us has an inner hero waiting to be expressed.

Our family relocated to Hermanus in the Western Cape in December 2016 where I am currently practising from.

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”
Anonymous

Services

I offer psychotherapeutic services to adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a variety of challenges in their lives.

I assist with:

  • Cancer: The trauma of the diagnosis and subsequent challenges
  • Trauma

  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Personal Development and Growth

I also have completed the Level 2 Brainworking Recursive Therapy (BWRT) training, which is a short term therapy that delivers excellent results with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse and the issue of identity.

I also have completed the Level 2 Brainworking Recursive Therapy (BWRT) training, which is a short term therapy that delivers excellent results with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse and the issue of identity.

The duration of a session is approximately 50 minutes. Fees are charged in accordance with approved fees (NHRPL), which are underwritten by most Medical Aid funds. Discount will be granted for cash payments that are made in full and immediately after each consultation, or the practice can submit a claim to your medical aid.

You are welcome to contact me for an appointment or any further enquiries

“It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
Rumi