Meet The Team

M.I.Kkt.M/M.I.Sc.S Chairman
Vernon Goss
M.I.Kkt.M/M.I.Sc.S Chairman

The development of Riverview Manor is my own vision and based on my personal life experience. We consider Riverview Manor to be an extension of the referring practitioner’s practice and keep the practitioner informed of the clients progress.

BA Psych Hons (Stellenbosch) MA Clin Psych (Rhodes)
André Brink
BA Psych Hons (Stellenbosch) MA Clin Psych (Rhodes)

André started at Riverview at the beginning of 2002 and after a sabbatical from 2007 onwards, rejoined the team again in 2010. He draws from a wide variety of approaches including CBT, Systemic work, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Pastoral Care/Spirituality (Professional Nurse)
Gill Williams
Pastoral Care/Spirituality (Professional Nurse)

Gill is a qualified nursing sister with experience in Christian counseling. Gill has completed levels 1 and 11 in Christian Counselling through Phillippi Trust. She has been in her current position since 2003, offering pastoral care, Christian ministry and exploration of wider spirituality to clients.

Dr Leon van Schalkwyk

Dr van Schalkwyk qualified and practiced as a Surgeon for 16 years. He was involved in a ministry caring for the destitute and poor, many as a result of addiction. From 2008 he managed private clinics in rural areas in KZN. In October 2011 he relocated to Underberg to join us at Riverview Manor. Dr van Schalkwyk has extensive experience in emergency and trauma medicine and has a special interest in addiction medicine.

Clinical Psychologist; B. Psych Honors cum laude (MGI); MA. Clin Psych (Unisa)
Michael Theron
Clinical Psychologist; B. Psych Honors cum laude (MGI); MA. Clin Psych (Unisa)

Michael has recently left his private practice in Pretoria to join the team at Riverview Manor. Michael draws from a range of therapeutic systems including systemic psychotherapy, family therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Nursing Services

A dedicated team of professional nurses take care of our client’s needs, and assist with various aspects of the program.

BA (Cum Laude) Hons Psych (UP) MA Clin Psych (UP)
Gert J v Rensburg
BA (Cum Laude) Hons Psych (UP) MA Clin Psych (UP)

Gert started his career in Addiction Treatment at an Inpatient facility in the mid 1990’s. He worked in various settings including Outpatient Services, Day Programs, Long Term Residential Rehabilitation, Low Secure Services and Independent Practise. Gert spent 7 years abroad gaining experience in the treatment of dual diagnosis and severe and enduring mental illness. He developed a special interest in co-morbidity and the spectrum of Psychotic Disorders being guided by principles of Need Adapted Treatment specifically the Open Dialogue Approach.

Tanya March

Tanya March is a registered dietician and nutritionist who runs a private
practice in Howick, KZN. She has a special interest in eating disorders and
works with Riverview Manor to help create healthy eating practices for their
clients. Blood sugar stabilization is vitally important for mood disorders
and we work on certain nutritional principles to improve the mind and body.

"Helping you make your recovery the number one priority in your life!"
Riverview Manor Specialist Clinic
Riverview Manor Specialist Clinic
Although Riverview Manor does not run a strictly Halaal kitchen - we do make every effort to cater for our Muslim clients. Our staff are well trained and informed about islamic foods. We accept pre-cooked frozen meals from the Client’s family, stored and we reheat it separately.
033 701 1911
We have launched our SPECIALIST RECOVERY CENTRE in Durban.
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Supported by the Vernon Goss Family Trust