Meet Merrick Holtak, a SACAP-qualified counsellor with a passion for coaching teens and adults into greater freedom. Merrick specialises in Christian Counselling, Couples Counselling, Self Esteem Coaching, counselling around broken relationships,Trauma Counselling, Coaching and Change Management.

Merrick has had experience in the corporate world as a qualified Business Information Analyst(Degree) and Project manager (PRINCE2), with passion and calling Merrick began counselling and coaching clients in 2013 and he has been counselling for over eight years. Some of the places Merrick has counselled are  Hope House Counselling Center (Bergvliet and Blouberg), Life Transformation Centre, The Aplliance Bank, LifeXchange, SACAP and for Livefree in Diep River. Merrick has had the fortune to counsel a range of clients, from Corporate Employees, Business owners,  Families, Teens, Couples, Addictions, Trauma, Bereavement (Loss), Abuse and Christian Counselling.


” I use an Integrative approach, while creating a Rogerian, safe environment.  I also teach a whole new language of communication through Gestalt or play therapy using NVC skills. I walk a journey with each client, process emotions of fear or loss, find a level of acceptance and to break chains that hold back their full potential. I find CBT is an effective (and popular) method helps a client to changing their thought patterns to bring lasting change to choices, actions and attitudes.  – Merrick