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.

Meet the Team

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.
Groot Drakenstein Team
  • Ben Truter, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director
  • Bianca Kuffner, Educational Psychologist
  • Juazel de Villiers, Clinical Psychologist
  • Wynand Gerber, Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr Simon Pickstone-Taylor, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Adult Psychiatrist
  • Dr Henriëtte Saunders, Developmental Paediatrician
  • Carla van Zijl, Registered Psychometrist and Registered Counsellor
Administrative Team:
  • Ilse Crous (Practice Manager)
  • Adelah Alexander (Office Administrator)
  • Liane Parish (Office Administrator)


Worcester Team
  • Dr Alitha Pithey, Clinical Psychologist and Worcester Team Leader
  • Liesl Blomerus, Educational Psychologist
  • Alida Ungerer, Clinical Psychologist
  • Meagan Windvogel, Office Administrator

We offer comprehensive services according to international best practice guidelines:

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