Meet the team
I love what I do.
When I was 11, I realised that people "are my thing", and that I need to be working in the psychological space. This is my passion and my interest. I live what I do and the most important thing; you become my priority too.
I welcome my clients with unconditional acceptance; meeting you at the point in your unique mental health journey, within your process, and at your pace.
I adopt an integrative and holistic approach that acknowledges all aspects of what makes you, you.
Having been through the process myself, I understand how intimidating it can be at first, but I do encourage you to make this investment in yourself.
I am present, focused and unwavering in my dedication to help you reach your therapeutic goals.
My space & studies
Participate in counselling sessions from the comfort of your own home or office.
I use encrypted and protected online platforms that safeguards your confidentiality and endeavour to
eliminate distractions. We will confirm an online platform upon the initial intake assessment session.
Face-to-face sessions in a tranquil and therapeutically decorated practice situated in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch - an upmarket and integrative setting that incorporates comfort, confidentiality and personal growth.
Practical Honours degree: BPsych. Equivalent, South African College of Applied Psychology
BA Honours (Psychology), University of South Africa
BA Honours (English), University of Stellenbosch
BA Humanities (English and Psychology), University of Stellenbosch
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Stellenbosch
Registrations and affiliations
Psychosocial Support Counsellor
Council for Counsellors South Africa (CCSA)
Health Professions Council South Africa (HPCSA)
Registered Counsellor (PRC0038857)
Board of Healthcare Funds (BHF)
Practice number: 0942421
American Psychological Association (APA)
International affiliate member (0259-5007)
Victim Empowerment Unit, The South African Police Service (SAPS)
Additional certificates and training
Fundamental Ericksonian Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
Dr. Stefanie Badenhorst - August 2022
Forgivenss - Its meaning and relevance in the therapeutic process of healing
Clive Willows - April 2022
Teletherapy: Ethical Considerations and Challenges
Stellenbosch University - February 2021
Landi Mostert - 2021
Relationship Counselling Skills
Jalex Counselling - December 2020
Psychotherapy Symposium on depression
University of Cape Town - April 2019
Trauma informed care
Claudia Roodt - April 2019
Sexual orientation and gender identity for the contemporary adolescent
Ronald Addinall - May 2018
Estelle De Villiers
I am a registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor with a passion for mindfulness and helping individuals achieve personal growth.
I have developed a unique person-centered approach to counselling that prioritizes a safe, accepting, and authentic environment where clients can speak their heart and be themselves.
Whether I am working with children or adults, I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs and goals.
I believe that every person is unique and that, through empathy, growth can take place.
Special interests and focus
- Working with children (Play therapy)
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Grief and loss
BSc Human Life Science with Psychology - Stellenbosch University
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Stellenbosch University
BA Honours in Psychology - University of South Africa
Play Therapy Course Level 1&2 - The Centre for Play Therapy and Training
Counselling Course - Humanitas Training (Specialist Wellness Counsellor: ASCHP)