Feel seen, heard and valued

"Connection: The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued. When they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship." - Brené Brown
Counselling Psychologist

Michelle Smit

Hi, I'm Michelle. I am fully bilingual in English and Afrikaans and am currently completing my Ph.D.

I am based in Paarl (Bloemendal Clinic) for individual therapy sessions.

In addition to my private practice, I have a group practice for a dual diagnosis psychiatric clinic that specializes in substance abuse at Bloemendal Clinic. Substance abuse work is my passion and I am well versed in the complicated nature of thereof and how it not only affects the individual but their friends and families as well. I can help you to navigate this process and to assist you with your battle for sobriety.

I also work with issues such as depression, anxiety, and relationships. Transitional changes and life's obstacles often times come with a feeling of uncertainty and feeling overwhelmed. Let me assist you in finding clarity, in finding change, and in finding a sense of peace.

Based in PAARL

Bloemendal Clinic & Stellenbosch Medical Centre

Bloemendal Clinic
Situated on the historic Bloemendal farm, established in 1692 by Governor Simon van der Stel. Bloemendal is surrounded by lush vineyards with the imposing Boland mountains in the background.

Equidistant from Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch and only 45 minutes from Cape Town

Bloemendal Farm R45, Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, Paarl, 7670

Bloemendal Clinic: Google Maps

Michelle Smit

Therapy Services


Anxiety may be tricky to understand as it is caused by something we often cannot see or explain.


I have worked with individuals who suffer from most types of depression and levels of severity.

Depression, both situational and clinical may be challenging and if left untreated may become overwhelming and debilitating.


Couples therapy provides a platform for the couple to explore their relationship difficulties and to ascertain a path forward.

Schedule your free 15min consultation

Simply provide your email address and I will contact you back to schedule your consultation.