Marlé Coertzen

Marlé currently offers individual psychotherapy to individuals older than 14, as well as relationship therapy, sport/performance psychology (incl. mental toughness training), and psychoeducational workshops. Services are offered in English and Afrikaans.

She believes that her primary responsibility as a psychologist is to collaborate with her clients to form a secure therapeutic relationship and a strong working alliance. She aims to support the development of insight; assist clients to build and access their coping skills and resources; facilitate meaning-making; and contribute to fostering sustainable psychological change, -health and -well-being.

Marlé values each case as distinctive, and uses an eclectic approach to formulate, conduct and evaluate interventions. Her primary philosophical paradigm is humanistic, and she may draw from theory, methods and techniques associated with cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, strength-based approaches, and person-centred approaches to provide individualised interventions.

Marlé obtained a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Rhodes University in 2018 and is currently registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (PS 0139750). She has gained experience in working with a variety of presenting problems and population groups through her internship at the Rhodes University Counselling Centre and her post-internship work as private practitioner.

Marlé is currently registered for a PhD in Psychology at Rhodes University. The focus of her research is to develop a short-term, integrative therapeutic treatment model for adults diagnosed with adjustment disorder. She is particularly interested in the utilisation of strength-based approaches to develop mental toughness, which was also the focus of her MA thesis.