Caritas Therapy Centre was officially opened on 18 May 2016. Here we provide hope, healing and growth through therapy to individuals, couples and families from all walks of life throughout the Northern Cape and North West provinces. The Therapy Centre follows a multi-disciplinary team approach.

Caritas Therapy Centre’s multi-disciplinary team includes:

Play Therapist/ Forensic social worker

Estie is a registered (SACSSP) Senior Social Worker. She holds a B Soc SC (SW) degree as well as a M.Soc.Sc (Clinical Social Work) (UFS). She also holds a M SW (Forensic Assessment) Cum Laude (UFS).

Estie is a member of The South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice and South African Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Field of practice: Emotional assessment of children with emotional and behavioural problems. Forensic assessment of children where there is suspected abuse or in child custody issues. Play and group therapy with children 3-14 years who are in need of emotional support, experienced trauma or loss. Bonding therapy with parents and children as well as parental guidance. Field of interest: social, emotional and character development of children. Training of parents and educators.

Estie Botha
Melissa Parkin

Occupational Therapist

Baccalaureus Occupational Therapy (UFS). Qualified in Ayres Sensory Integration in 2013. Group therapy course completed. Field of practice: paediatrics, sensory integration. Field of interest: premature infants, infant stimulation, a workshop for expectant mothers, group therapy, scholastic difficulties, sensory integration difficulties, and developmental delays.

Occupational Therapist

Baccalaureus Occupational Therapy degree attained at the University of the Free State (UFS) in 2008. Community service year completed in 2009. Employed by Department of Health and worked at Kimberley Hospital from 2010-2014 whilst working part-time (locum) in private practice.

Full-time in private practice in Kimberley from 2014-current. Completed Little Steps Facilitators Course 2011. Qualified in Ayres Sensory Integration in 2017. Field of practice: paediatrics, sensory integration. Field of interest: premature infants, infant stimulation, workshops for expectant mothers, developmental delays, sensory integration difficulties, poor academic progress, paediatric group therapy.

Jeanine Boshoff
Petro Moolman

Counselling Psychologist

Petro Moolman is a Counselling Psychologist and holds a M.Soc Sc (Counselling Psychology) from UFS. Filed of interest: Psychotherapy in stress management, depression, anxiety, family therapy, couple’s relationships, trauma and bereavement.