About | Christel Maritz Psychologist

Christel Maritz Psychologist

Christel Maritz from Christel Maritz Psychologist is a qualified Clinical Psychologist based in Somerset West. Over the past 22 years she has come to realize that although there are different schools of psychotherapy, certain common denominators are occurring and that these denominators are brain based. ‘People seeking help from one therapist, may hear a completely different perspective about their problem than they would from another well-meaning therapist from a different theoretical school’ John Arden; Brain2Brain, Enacting Client Change through the persuasive power of Neuroscience.  Being keenly interested in Maths and Science, but also in the human psyche, she started off by studying B.Sc Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch majoring in Mathematical statistics and Psychology.   She obtained her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1991.

Through 22 years of private practice Christel Maritz did various courses in neuroscience and specifically theChristel Maritz Psychologist Somerset West Western Cape effect of psychotherapy on the different brain structures as well as to be able to take a specific patient’s brain functioning into account in planning tailor made therapy. Therapeutic modalities that she currently uses, are evidence based, ensuring patients that they are being treated with research based and sound strategies. Including psycho-education about neuroscience as part of therapy, greatly assist patients in understanding their behaviour and emotions.   It changes them from being helpless victims of a diagnoses to active participants in their own recovery process, by having a neuro scientific understanding of their symptoms and learning more about their brain and the brain-body connection.

Christel maritz Psychologist | BWRT® – Brain Working Recursive Therapy

Christel Maritz Psychologist is committed to on going study and recently added the modality of Brain Working Recursive Therapy to her repertoire.   BWRT® is a ground breaking therapy that reflects the way our brain operates to change previously formed patterns that are preventing us from living life to the full. Research shows that the brain has already processed information and initiated a reaction before our conscious minds are even aware of it. So when we are trying to address areas such as anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, relationship problems, confidence, and other negative or limiting habits, we often fail or struggle despite thinking rationally after years of being in therapy. BWRT® http://www.bwrt.org/ bypasses this problem by retraining the neuro-pathway of the brain’s patterns. BWRT® is also quite effective in treating Post traumatic symptoms.

Working with predominantly Christian patients, Christel also realized that for many, their relationship with God is fundamental to their identity and many emotional and relationship problems stem from their religious perspectives of themselves and God. Differentiating between Body, Soul and Spirit as well as understanding the relationship between the three concepts, assists patients in having a point of reference to start working on religious issues. She thus furthered her studies in the field of Behavioral Life Style Counseling. She obtained an extra qualification in Biblical counselling to enable her to also assist patients with spiritual issues.

An integrated neuroscientific approach in the planning and executing of therapy for each individual, is thus the essence of Christel’s Maritz‘ approach to treating her patients. Treating and addressing symptoms instead of labelling and treating diagnoses, is of utmost importance to her. Contact Christel today via email  or via the online form, and together she will embark on your journey to emotional safety.


  • Viola Calitz

    October 23, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    Beste Christel, wat is jou tariewe vir ‘n gesprek-sessie? Ek vermoed ek gaan deur ‘n aftrede-fase al is dit twee jaar sedert my aftrede (na 38 jaar se werk). Het ‘n sterk behoefte om te klankbord dat als nog wel is. Ek ken die Here, mens sou dink ek weet mos van beter… Baie dankie, Viola

  • Brigitte Hindley

    April 11, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Good morning Christel. I would like to see you. I am on discovery medical aid and the therapist I saw last year saw me and applied for PMB. Will you be able to do the same? She is fully booked till July and I need someone. Please email me back.

  • Anja Marais

    March 8, 2023 at 8:29 am

    Hallo, my dogter Anja Marais is ‘n pasiënt van Christelle en sy sukkel al ‘n week lank om deur te kom na julle om ‘n afspraak te maak. Die boodskap sê “service unavailable”. Hierdie is nogals dringend. Kan julle asb vir haar kontak sodat sy ‘n afspraak kan maak. Dankie!

    Anja: 074 485 4726

  • Tanya van Greuning

    March 7, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    Good day
    Do you offer TRE therapy?

  • Daleen Smith

    March 6, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Good day,

    Trust all is well.

    I would like to enquire what the cost is per session.

    Looking forward to your response.

  • Cher-Lee Smeda

    February 23, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Hi there.

    Do you accept the following medical aid by any chance:

    POL1575113F8R4 – Unity Health Stratum Benefits.

    Please advise if you do.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards.

    Cher-Lee Smeda

  • Louise De Jongh

    September 18, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Hi I am Louise De Jongh and would like to know if you do take on new patients?

  • Hantie Smith

    May 31, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Goeie naand

    Ek het voorheen die CD Ontspanning aangekoop en vind dit regtig van waarde- is daar dalk n digitale weergawe hiervan beskikbaar



  • Leonie Muskett-Yetts

    May 1, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Please note that I have to be in Cape Town on 03 May on which day is my appointment, I am therefore unable to attend.

    Please could you cancel my appointment.

    Kind regards Leonie Muskett-Yetts

  • Tina Robinson

    April 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Please could you give me some more information about your sessions ie:
    Medical aid
    Online option

    I am struggling with depression
    Kind Regards
    Tina Robinson

  • Kelly Badenhorst

    February 24, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    I would like to find out more. If you can help me. If you work with PMB medical aid – I got your name from my psychiatrist Dr. Van der Walt and your bio is exactly what I looking for. Dealing with extreme trauma and stress currently based on family situations. Also already have PMB code for Depression and Bipolar. Recently discovered I may be high functioning neuro diverse as well.

  • Willie Punt

    February 7, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Goeie Middag Christel

    Sal jy my dogter kan help asb. Willani sukkel met besluitneming, “coping skills”. Het n selfbeeld probleem met haar werk en ekstra studies.

    As kan, dan kan sy in ons plek kom op die 24ste Februarie. Alhoewel sy nou egter gehelp word, want sy sukkel met besluite t.o.v. haar assistent werk by Laerskool Mikro en haar honnerusgraad wat sy nou moet begin.

    Ek sal dit waardeer as jy haar vroeer kan help, want sy moet besluite maak. Sy werk tot net na 2pm elke dag.

  • Alana Olivier

    January 7, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    I would like to make an appointment.

    How do I proceed?

  • Eugene Bosch

    December 12, 2021 at 7:14 pm


    I need help Eugene from Somerset West.

    I have OCD…burned out…corporate 24 years. Struggle also with anxiety, stress an panic attacks.


  • Jacques de Vos

    December 6, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Hi Christel, I don’t know what a clinical psychologist does, what I am looking for someone to help my wife.
    Her legs are continually jumping and she can’t stop them, she has family issues she can’t seem to deal with.
    She is Bipolar 2 or 3 and has borderline personality and other titles.
    If you are the right person, are you available?
    Do you use medical aid?

  • Nikki Jacobs

    May 5, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    HI Christel – I am looking for someone who can assist my friend who is going through a very bad patch due to pain from a botched brain op etc.

    I chatted to Carla as well and she recommended you as well.

    I would be most grateful if you can give me a call on 0832862482 and I can explain everything to you.


  • Renette Grant

    April 5, 2021 at 7:22 am

    Morning Christel

    Can’t make tonight’s appointment as looking after grandchildren
    So sorry

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