Responding to Trauma and Life Struggles in Unexpected Ways

After my paragliding accident, resulting in losing my lower leg, I experienced a few unexpected struggles and found answers to some of our great challenges.

Chris Olivier

 Counsellor - Applied Psychology

 Grad Dip Counselling (SACAP)

 B Comm (Ind Psych) (Stell))


 APA Int Affiliate - Reg 97099236

  • Help for Youth at Risk
  • Divorcee Support and Guidance
  • ​Depression & Anxiety
  • Family and Relationships
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Awareness & Identity
  • Life Transition & Purpose​ ( Existential)
  • Living with a Disability
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse
  • Physical & Emotional Abuse
  • Family and Loved Ones affected by Substance Abuse


Promentis Mental Health Care

Duel Diagnosis Clinic with

​Addiction Treatment Focus


Stellenbosch Practice


​Group Therapy

Integrated Coaching

I do Skype sessions with clients from locations in other countries, often as a continuation of our therapeutic relationship started prior to relocating.

From Fear to Life - Responding to our Need to Change ​

Please note:

Although much reference is made to addiction in this video, it is merely one aspect within my scope of practice.

Our Youth at Risk of Substance and Alcohol Abuse

It is hard to figure out what the right thing is to do, when the possibility of substance abuse steps into the realm of the lives of our families and loved ones.

"If you do not express your own original ideas,
if you do not listen to your own being,
you will have betrayed yourself."
                   Rollo May - Man's search for Himself

4 GREAT Books to Read on Personal Growth, Meaning and Happiness​

- The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck

- Man's Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl

- Awareness by Anthony de Mello

- The Choice by Edith Eger