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Facilitating change through helping people grow

Welcome to Vita Nova Counselling

Vita Nova means ‘New Life’ in Latin.

“It is my honest opinion that we as human beings have been created with the innate ability to adapt, to learn and to change. Whether you would like to breathe New Life into your relationship or change your life completely, Vita Nova is your answer.

Let us take your hand and journey with you, the road might be long and tough, but healing is possible, change is possible. No matter what the circumstances or situation; we will get there!”

– Anri van den Berg – founder of Vita Nova Counselling Center.



Child Assessment

This evaluation aims to identify and understand different factors that might contribute to the child’s current experiences, in order to make the necessary recommendations in the best interest of the child.


Grief and Loss Counselling

The feelings of sadness when losing someone you love may never go away completely, but it this shouldn’t remain the main focus of your day. If you find the pain of the loss is all consuming that it affects you from continuing with your life, you may be suffering from a condition known as complicated grief.


Parenting Plans

A parenting plan is a series of sessions conducted with the parents and can include aspects such as where and with whom the child is to live, maintenance of the child and contact between the child and the co-holders of parental rights and responsibilities, and/or any other relevant person.


Play Therapy

This amazing counselling tool helps children change behaviour, process and communicate emotions, deal with difficult situations and develop problem solving skills.


Relationship Counselling

There is no such thing as the perfect relationship. But, if you feel stuck in the past, in the hurt that was caused or can't seem to reconnect emotionally - attending relationship counselling sessions might benefit you as a couple.


Trauma Counselling

No two people are alike and therefore no two people's experiences of situations or events will be the same. We can help! Trauma Counselling Services available in Pretoria and Pietermaritzburg

Our Pretoria branch is located in Elarduspark close to the N1 and the Rigel off ramp, this makes it easily accessible from Pretoria East, Centurion, Midrand and Johannesburg. Our hourly rates are available on the booking system and varies, based on the counsellor and the service being offered.

The Pietermaritzburg branch is located in Lesterpark, close to Hilton and Howick. Feel free to make contact with the team.


Anri van den Berg

Marriage Counsellor

Heske Sangster

Social Worker Specialising in Forensics and Assessments

Racheal Johnston

Social Worker, Specialising in Play-based Intervention

Roelien Wiesner

Social Worker & Counsellor

Louann Shuttleworth

Social Worker & Counsellor

Anschel Pieterson

Social Worker, Specialising in Play-based Intervention