Our multi-disciplinary team of experienced health professionals includes Psychologists, a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, a Developmental Peadiatrician, and a Registered Psychometrist.  All are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, and have additional specialised training in Social Communication Disorders.
Ben Truter, MA (Clin.Psych)(UCT) – Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director Dr Simon Pickstone-Taylor, MA; MBChB; ABPN (Psychiatry and Child &. Adolescent Psychiatry) – Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Adult Psychiatrist
Bianca Kuffner, M.Ed. Psych (US) – Educational Psychologist Juazel de Villiers, MA (Clin.Psych)(NMU) – Clinical Psychologist
Wynand Gerber, MA (Clin.Psych) (UWC) – Clinical Psychologist Dr Henriëtte Saunders, MBChB; DCH; MMED(PAED); FCPaed (SA) Cert Dev Paed – Developmental Paediatrician
Carla van Zijl, Registered Psychometrist and Registered Counsellor


Ilse Crous (Practice Manager) Adelah Alexander (Office Administrator)
Annemari Oberholzer (Office Administrator) Liane Parish (Office Administrator)


Dr Alitha Pithey, MA (Clin.Psych)(NWU); PhD (Psych)(US) – Clinical Psychologist and Worcester Team Leader
The Neurodiversity Centre is situated on a historic farm in the beautiful Groot Drakenstein valley in the Western Cape. We are approximately 15 km from Paarl, 15km from Stellenbosch, and 15km from Franschoek. We also have a satellite clinic in Worcester that extends our service to the Breede River valley, and provides day clinics in Ceres.

We offer comprehensive services according to international best practice guidelines:

  • Diagnosis
  • Behavioural Intervention
  • Parental Guidance
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Support Groups
  • Training