Jaco van der Bijl

Jaco van der Bijl

Psychologist | Clinical Supervisor | Clinical Psychologist
Online Therapy Available
Online Therapy

I believe strongly that people, through language and reflection, can step outside themselves and change their worlds. I enjoy helping people discover and use their strengths to learn new ways of being in the world that will improve their lives. SERVICES (What will my clients receive?) With most things in life, one size does not fit all and this is true for individuals seeking help for their mental well-being. Everyone is unique in the challenges they face or goals they want to achieve. Together we will find some answers to help you on your journey. We will explore a variety of tried and tested techniques including client centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic theory to find the right fit for you. Most importantly, you will be provided with a safe and secure environment to express yourself and your needs and you will have someone to help and support you in whatever challenges you face or goals you strive to achieve. How I can help….. • For you, life has become a challenge and you need help to move forward or become ‘unstuck’? • You need help to realise your true potential? • You are on a journey of personal growth and need help to reach your next level? • You may have faced adversity or been involved in an event that has had a significant impact on your life and that is holding you back? • You may be finding that life is just too hard and need help to navigate your way through life’s challenges? APPROACH I prefer to use psychodynamic theory to help clients understand how their circumstances and personal difficulties have developed over time and support the idea that in therapy healing happens as part of the therapeutic relationship. I have also been trained in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and will, at the start of a client’s journey with me, discuss an approach that will best suit each client. BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa. I have practiced for 20 years in variety of contexts in South Africa, England and New Zealand including local mental health services, government organisations, private practice, the military, and secure forensic services. My experience includes working with individuals, groups, and organisations. I have supervised other psychologists and trained intern psychologists. I have managed teams and consulted at a senior level in large organisations. I have lived in New Zealand for over ten years with my wife and two kids. My office is located in central Wellington, making it easy for professionals to schedule an appointment. I am also available for online appointments. Website: www.active-consult.co.nz Please get in touch with my assistant to book an appointment : [email protected].


Registered clinical psychologist (NZ Psychologists Board (NZPB) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra))


Afrikaans, English

Client Type

adults, groups

Therapy Type

cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), online therapy, person centred therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy

  • acceptance
  • addiction
  • alcohol or drug recovery
  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • behavioural issues
  • bullying
  • burnout
  • career change
  • communication skills
  • conflict management
  • crisis management
  • cross-culture relationships
  • depression
  • desire issues
  • emotional control
  • coping issues
  • cross-cultural difficulties
  • feeling stuck
  • goal setting
  • grief
  • grief and loss
  • identity
  • insecurities
  • issues
  • life changes
  • loneliness and isolation
  • mental health disorder
  • migrant adjustment
  • personal development
  • motivation and purpose
  • performance anxiety
  • phobias
  • mistrust
  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • self esteem and confidence
  • sleep issues
  • social anxiety
  • stress
  • trauma
  • work-life balance
  • workplace issues
  • upbringing issues
Initial consultation
$330 NZD
Follow up session
$220 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
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