Dr Hermann Liebenberg (Counselling Psychologist)

Dr Hermann Liebenberg is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in a Private Practice (Centurion, South Africa).

(Practice number: 8639604 / HPCSA number: PS 0059781)


BA (Hons) Psychology

University of Johannesburg

MA Counselling Psychology

University of Johannesburg

DLitt et Phil (Fields:  Obesity, Complex Trauma and Bariatric Surgery as a remedial intervention to Morbid Obesity)

University of South Africa

Accredited Brain Profiler

Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI)

EMDR level 1 and 2

Accredited Brainspotting Level 1 – 3; as well as Approved Brainspotter Trainer and Supervisor (Africa / South Africa)

His ethos is to provide personal, ethical and loyal care to patients, offering them the best support on their journey to psychological wellbeing and optimal personal functioning. His goal is to promote a secure and positive environment for psychological healing and recovery.

His paradigm is built on the principles of a non-judgmental stance towards all people.  He focuses on a Cognitive Behavioural Intervention style within an integrated approach to problem-soling, with specific focus on Brainspotting (a revolutionary new breakthrough in Psychology) should the intervention be required.

Special Fields of Interest


Treatment for adults and teenagers from age 16 and older

Trauma and Crisis Interventions

Stress and Anxiety Disorder, Complex and Post-traumatic stress Disorders (PTSD) (childhood-, adult trauma, prolonged exposure to inescapable trauma including childhood trauma / atrocities)

Emergency debriefing

Animal rescue groups, Military and Security Forces after traumatic exposure

Tortured and Torture Victims

Physical and Emotional abuse / Tortured victims

Mood Disorders

Depression, Dysthymia, and Bipolar Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic attacks, stress related issues, “Burnout”, Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Trauma, Vicarious Trauma

Medical Psychology

Medical trauma, assessment, preparation and psychological pre- and after-care (Bariatric, Cosmetic, Reconstructive, Cardio Vascular, Orthopedic-Surgery as well as most other medical conditions and interventions).  Special interest in Fibromyalgia and various other chronic pain issues.

Bariatric Surgeryand Bariatric Psychology

Assessment and preparation for Bariatric Surgery [Gastric Bypass Surgery (Bariatric surgery)], weight related issues as well as Eating disturbances and disorders with special focus on obesity and weight loss Surgery.  More information on the psychological part of Gastric Bypass Surgery (Bariatric Surgery) van be found here

Sex Therapy

Sexual disorders as well as identity related issues (e.g. gay, lesbian, bi-sexuality and many others)

Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment difficulties and psychological developmental changes

Training and Group Presentations

Trauma and the impact thereof, Stress and Burnout, Hostage Negotiations and skills (Hostage Negotiator and qualified Hostage Negotiator Trainer)

Management, Training and intervention within a Medical and Para-medical Environment

Support, debriefing and interventions to veterinarians, medical and para-medical related professionals

Commercial Publications

•Regular contributions as an expert on various psychological issues in various prominent magazines as well as newspapers.

•Weekly column in a popular women’s magazine (Vrouekeur) in South Africa on various psychological issues for the past more than 12 years.

Media Talks and Interviews

•Regular radio broadcasts on various psychological issues e.g. “Road rage”; “Humor therapy”, “Rescue work in Chili”, “Traumatic impact of the rescue operation”, “Suicide”, “Traumatic Brain Injuries” (TBI), “Morbid obesity” and various other topics not listed here.

•Various television broadcasts. To list some broadcasts: “Parktown boys: bullying”; “Police killings”; and input in the book “Man or Monster” on killers, rapists, murderers and various other psycho-criminal behaviour.

Diaan Bisogno (Clinical Psychologist)


Diaan Bisogno is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the  HPCSA (PS 0060283) in Private Practice(PR 8640807).

She completed her Honours Degree in Social Work obtained from the University of Pretoria (1991) and an Honours Degree in Psychology from UP (1992)

Diaan worked for 2 years as a social worker at a Place of safety outside Stellenbosch and then did her Masters in Clinical Psychology at US from 1995 to 1996.

She worked at various organisations from governmental to corporate to NGO’s and found her passion for working with survivors of trauma while working at the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture in Woodstock, Cape Town. Diaan works especially in the areas of trauma, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties and other complex mental issues such as mood and anxiety and personality disorders.

Diaan completed Brainspotting Level 1 as a therapeutic modality based on a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms (Dr David Grand – founder of Brainspotting).

She works with teenagers from the age of 12 to adults

Diaan’s contact details:

Cell: 072 399 4909

Email: dbisogno69@gmail.com

Bronwyn Taylor (HPCSA Registered Counsellor)


Bronwyn Taylor is the head therapist and owner of the 24/7 Trauma Counselling Centre which practices within the same practice as Dr Hermann Liebenberg. She always knew that she wanted to work with people and did various community projects throughout her academic career. Bronwyn Studied her Bachelor of Psychology degree at Pearson Institute of Higher Education and is continuously growing her knowledge and expertise in the field. For 4 years while she was studying, Bronwyn was a counsellor who would see people and do telephonic counselling on a regular basis.  Bronwyn is currently involved in many spheres of psychology as she works with Gastric Bypass patients, Road Accident Fund, psychometrics and psychological testing, Surrogacy applications, emergency and acute trauma counselling, on call at various hospitals and sees patients for various reasons. Bronwyn has recently became involved in Brainspotting and is able to communicate the basics of Zulu.

The role of the Registered Counsellor (Registered with the HPCSA) is to make psychological services accessible to the diverse South African population and to provide psychological and preventative interventions that focus on support and promote the enhancement of well-being in community contexts. This includes individuals, families, groups, communities.

Registered Counsellors differ from other categories of psychology in that their primary function is to prevent, promote, intervene, and appropriately refer. Their primary role at a preventative and promotional level involves screening and engaging early and appropriate levels of intervention. The 24/7 Trauma Counselling Center is based in Centurion however due to mobility we are able to travel within limits if need be. Due to the cost effectiveness, our services are available to all socioeconomic groups and patients can claim back from their medical aids. The 24/7 Trauma Center offers containment and support in short term for a variety of occupations, institutions and communities.

The services Bronwyn’s 24/7 Trauma Counselling Centre offers can be found under the 24/7 Trauma Counselling Centre.

Bronwyn’s contact details:

Cell: 24/7 Emergency Number: 064 685 9474

Email: 247.traumacounselling@gmail.com

Facebook: 24/7 Trauma Counselling