Hanlie Snyman
Hanlie Snyman



Hanlie Snyman is a HPCSA and BHF registered educational psychologist. She has been working in private practice since 2012 and offer a variety of assessment and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, young adults and parents.

“As a psychologist I follow an integrative approach to problems, which means that I tailor my techniques to the individual client and problem. This mostly includes cognitive-behavioural, systemic, solution-focused and mindfulness-based approaches. I am especially passionate about therapeutic work with adolescents and young adults, as well as providing parents with guidance on issues such as conflict resolution, behaviour modification, effective communication, and adjustment to medical or psychological conditions. These may include adjustment difficulties following a divorce or the death of a loved one. I also offer an extensive range of psychometric assessment options, aimed at optimising children's learning processes and wellbeing.”

Hanlie hold a masters degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Leiden University, The Netherlands. During her internship she acquired an additional registration in Advanced Psycho Diagnostics in Children and Adolescents from the Dutch Institute for Psychologists (NIP – Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen). Upon her return to South Africa, she successfully completed an internship with Good Hope Psychological Services who are based in Paarl East TC Newman Hospital and Stellenbosch Hospital.

Hanlie is fluent in Afrikaans, English and Dutch. Her offices are in Durbanville and Bellville. Her practice is an affirming space for LGBTQIA+ clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my sessions be covered by medical aid?

    Services rendered by educational psychologists are covered by most medical schemes. It is however expected of the client to personally contact their medical scheme to make sure whether services will be covered for your specific plan. Claims will only be submitted to medical schemes should proof of sufficient funds be provided to the practice. Rates tailored to the specific medical scheme will then be charged.

    Clients who belong to GEMS, PROFMED, MEDIHELP and CAMAF will unfortunately be treated as private patients due tot non-payment on behalf of these medical schemes. BONITAS do not cover educational psychology visits for beneficiaries older than 21 years.

  • I am a private client, how will fees be charged?

    For private patients the practice charges fees similar to medical scheme tariffs please contact my accounts manager, Liezl Scholtz for more information on this.

  • Payment options available?

    Credit and debit card facilities are available at this practice.

  • Who can I contact for account enquiries?

    Liezl Scholtz
    ABACUS Accounts Management Services
    Office hours: 09:00-17:00
    Tel: +27 21 979 0652
    E-mail: aams@mweb.co.za

  • Can I do an ONLINE consultation?

    Psychologists commonly refer to any therapy delivered by telecommunication tools or devices as telepsychology (also known as web therapy, distance therapy, digital therapy, online therapy or phone therapy). Anytime you’re interacting with a psychologist using a website, a phone or a mobile app, you could be taking part in telepsychology services.

    If you choose to do an online consultation, please ensure that you are available on the agreed platform at the time of your appointment and ideally in a private space without disruptions for the duration of the session. When doing psychoeducational assessments, it is not possible to work via telecommunication tools. However, the intake and feedback sessions can be done online. The actual assessment always takes place in person.

    Advantages of Online Therapy

    • A Good Option for Remote Areas: Online therapy offers access to mental health information to people in rural or remote areas.
    • Effectiveness: Reviews of trials conducted over the past 20 years show that guided e-therapy is as effective as conventional face-to-face therapy
    • Accessibility for Those With Physical Limitations: Individuals who are unable to leave their home for various reasons, may find online therapy a useful alternative to traditional psychotherapy settings.
    • Convenience: Since you will be attending therapy sessions online in the comfort of your own home, you can often schedule your therapy sessions for times that are the most convenient for you.
    • Social stigma: For those who are uncomfortable with receiving therapy, online counselling allows access to such services in private without having to visit the counselling centre.
    • Familiar setting: Potentially feeling more comfortable and enhancing vulnerability and disclosure.

LGBTQIA+ clients welcome