Hanlie Snyman



Hanlie Snyman

Hanlie Snyman is a registered Educational Psychologist, holding accreditation with HPCSA and BHF. With a career in private practice since 2012, she provides a comprehensive range of assessment and therapeutic services tailored for children, adolescents, and adults.

”Irrespective of the motivation for seeking psychotherapy, the primary goal is to fortify and cultivate personal well-being and enhance functionality across various aspects of life. My approach to psychotherapy predominantly draws from cognitive-behavioural, person-centred, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based frameworks. I am particularly passionate about therapeutic work with pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults. My professional interests encompass assisting individuals grappling with challenges in peer relationships, stress and anxiety, low mood, relationship complexities, transitions and life challenges. I also enjoy working with individuals who are going through a period of personal existential questioning. When it comes to younger children, I firmly believe in adopting a systemic approach that involves parents. I provide guidance on matters such as conflict resolution, behaviour modification, effective communication, and adjustment. Additionally, I offer a wide array of psychometric assessment options, aimed at optimising children's learning processes and well-being.”

Hanlie obtained her master's degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Leiden University in The Netherlands. During her internship, she acquired additional certification in Advanced Psychodiagnostics in Children and Adolescents from the Dutch Institute for Psychologists (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen). Upon returning to South Africa, she successfully completed an internship with Good Hope Psychological Service (GHPS), based in Stellenbosch Hospital and TC Newman Hospital (Paarl).

Hanlie practices from her residence in Protea Valley, Bellville, and offers online consultations, providing accessibility for clients both nationally and internationally. She is fluent in English, Afrikaans, and Dutch.

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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.

  • 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 schedule an online consultation?

    Psychologists commonly refer to therapy delivered through telecommunication tools or devices as telepsychology, which is also known as web therapy, distance therapy, digital therapy, online therapy, or phone therapy. Whenever you interact with a psychologist through a website, phone, or mobile app, you are engaging in telepsychology services.

    If you opt for an online consultation, please make sure you are available on the agreed platform at the scheduled time and ideally in a private, disturbance-free space for the duration of the session. It's important to note that psychoeducational assessments cannot be conducted via telecommunication tools. However, intake and feedback sessions can be conducted online, while the actual assessment must be done in person.

    Advantages of Online Therapy:

    • Access for Remote Areas: Online therapy provides access to mental health services for individuals in rural or remote areas.
    • Effectiveness: Research conducted over the past two decades has shown that online therapy is equally effective as traditional face-to-face therapy.
    • Accessibility for Those With Physical Limitations: People who are unable to leave their homes for various reasons may find online therapy to be a valuable alternative to in-person psychotherapy.
    • Convenience: Online therapy allows you to attend sessions from the comfort of your own home, and you can often schedule sessions at times that are most convenient for you.
    • Reduced Social Stigma: For those uncomfortable with traditional therapy settings, online therapy provides a private way to access these services without visiting a psychology practice.
    • Familiar Environment: The comfort of your own surroundings may help you feel more at ease, potentially enhancing your willingness to be vulnerable and open during sessions.

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