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. Being part of the therapeutic process of each person I work with, 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.

Trauma and Grief, in particular the brain’s way of coping with and processing trauma became a field of interest for me. This is an area which I am passionate about. Every experience you’ve had contributes to the internal model in your brain. This being the reason why BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) is one of the main therapeutic modalities being used in my practice. I also enrolled for a two-year (2019-2020) Comprehensive Neuropsychology Course to be able to administer nationally and internationally recognised neuropsychological tests.

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

Services

I offer psychotherapeutic services to adolescents and adults 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 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 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.

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