René Pfaff completed a BA (cum laude), BA Hons (cum laude) and MA Psychology at the University of Pretoria.  She has been a registered Counselling Psychologist for the past 24 years. After completing her Masters Degree in Psychology she spent time at a School for Learning Disabled learners, various colleges, universities and organisations after which she started her private practice. 

She assists clients to gain insight into themselves and others.  She works together with her clients to work through and eliminate barriers and self-limiting beliefs in order for each individual and family to become the successful and happy people that they were all meant to be.

Her aim in therapy is to assist to others to change self-destructive behaviours and habits, build skills, work through painful emotions and improve overall quality of life and relationships.  She aims to offers a confidential, safe and supportive environment where each person can talk openly and freely while receiving individualised guidance towards recovery and change. She has a special interest in relationship counselling and work regularly to assist couples, families and teams to improve communication, resolve conflicts and address trust issues to thereby creative more positive and meaningful future interaction between all parties involved. “I have a passion for unleashing each unique individual’s full potential whilst allowing them to fully enjoy and cherish all aspects of the gift called “life”. 

She is married and mother to 3 children, Danée, Darius and Ruben.  René lives and practices in Somerset West.  She works in Afrikaans and English. Rene is contracted to all medical aids but also offers discounted cash rates for those who need to pay privately.

Rene is an Advanced BWRT® Level 2 practitioner and an Ericksonian Hypnotherapist.   She works from a Psychodynamic approach but also uses CBT ,  Narrative Therapy , TAT and Systems Therapy as needed.