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About Nicole Pottas

Registered Clinical Psychologist

  • HPCSA number: PS0154873
  • MHSc Clinical Psychology (Cum Laude)
  • BA Hons Psychology (Cum Laude)
  • B.Occupational Therapy

nicole pottas clinical psychologist in Paarl

Your partner in mental health

Your mental health matters to me because it is essential for a high quality of life. It influences your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and significantly impacts the quality of your relationships, work and overall well-being. Ultimately, it contributes to happiness and a sense of fulfillment in life. Of note is that mental health is a universal concern and that everyone can benefit from taking steps to promote and maintain their own mental well-being.  

My great passion in life is to help people enhance their mental health and well-being so they can unlock their true potential, find inner peace and build the strength to conquer life’s challenges. I have 10 years of experience in the mental healthcare industry. First in the capacity of an Occupational Therapist and later as a Clinical Psychologist. I have worked in both the private and public sector servicing clients with broad spectrum conditions and life challenges.   

promoting healthy, meaningful and fulfilling lives

Therapy that gets to the heart of the matter.

Nicole Pottas Clinical Psychologist based in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

About Me

Nicole Pottas

Clinical Psychologist based in Paarl

For me, a life worth living is about nurturing meaningful connections and cherishing the ones you love. Therefore, being a wife and mother are my two most important roles in life and it enriches my professional work. From my personal experience with my own relationships, I have developed a special interest in working with couples and families. 

My approach to therapy is centered around connecting with the heart of your experience and working with the root of your challenges so you can ultimately make lasting changes in your life. I work from the stance that each unique individual, couple or family requires a tailored approach. Even though I have been trained in a wide range of therapeutic frameworks, I am drawn to integrative approaches such as Schema Therapy which combines aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gestalt and Narrative Therapy.   

Core Values

I am dedicated to deliver a quality service in Paarl and the surrounding Cape Winelands area. Therefore, I pride myself on building my practice based on these core values.

"Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul... be just another human soul ." ~ Carl Jung