We’re here to help
If you’re on our website chances are you’re looking for help – either for yourself or someone you hold very dear. We understand your pain and your suffering and we would love to help you. We have many years of combined experience in successful addiction recovery treatment and our Centre is set in the tranquil and beautiful surroundings of Plettenberg Bay.
Don’t wait. Call us now for an initial discussion – we’re ready to listen
South Africa: +27 828 633 159
UK: +44 752 806 1505
Who we are
About the center
Twin Rivers is an Drug Addiction Recovery and Personal Development Centre providing individualized, professional treatment and counselling to clients at highly competitive rates. The centre is set in a secure, secluded and warm location far removed from unhealthy influences.
Drug Addiction Recovery with Twin Rivers Rehab
Twin Rivers Addiction Recovery Centre was founded by David and Caroline Briskham who between them have over 35 years of personal recovery experience. Their dream was always to manage a family based drug addiction recovery centre and this was realized in March 2011 with the opening of the Twin Rivers Centre in Plettenberg Bay. Twin Rivers expanded in July 2015 by opening a Halfway House which is directly opposite the rehab.
Drug Addiction Recovery
David, who initially trained as a chemical dependency counsellor at Broadway Lodge UK has over 20 years work experience in the addiction and mental health recovery field working in both UK and South African treatment centres. David focuses on the clinical management of Twin Rivers Rehab and is Accredited with the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals-UK. David is an Internationally recognized and highly experienced therapist with skills in Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Counselling, Reality Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. David’s key areas of professional interest center around codependent traits & behaviour, dual diagnosis, serial relapsers, anti-social disorders, therapeutic group dynamics and Coping Mechanisms. David remains involved in Recovery Lectures and Group Therapy at Twin Rivers on a regular basis.
Caroline played a very important role in the development of Twin Rivers but gradually reduced her involvement due to becoming a full time mum.
In pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle for our clients Twin Rivers encourage active participation in Outward Bound courses.
David is a recovering addict, alcoholic, gambler and co-dependent who trained as a chemical dependency counsellor at Broadway Lodge in the UK. David moved to South Africa in 2001 and became Accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals UK in November 2006. David’s approach to therapy is integrative and broad enough to support the needs of individual clients and client groups in the ever evolving world of addiction and recovery approaches.
Caroline is originally from Zimbabwe and has lived in Florida USA and the UK. Caroline is a busy mum of two and supports David in the daily running of the Recovery Centre.
Lynne is a Clinical Psychologist who is registered with the South African Health Professionals Council (HPCSA). She has many years’ experience in private practice and treats the emotional needs of the Twin Rivers clients, as well as providing supervision for staff members. An individualised treatment plan is formulated for each client after careful assessment and consultation with the team.
Sharmon attended MGI (Cape Town) where she achieved her Bpsych(Hons) in Psychology. Sharmon has had an interest in following a career in psychology from an early age and having spent time travelling since her graduation, she is so happy to have found a position in a facility so close to where she grew up, where she can follow her career dreams. As a trainee counsellor at Twin Rivers, Sharmon facilitates group therapy and works with clients on step work processing and counselling.
Dorett trained in South Africa before travelling and working as a nurse abroad. Dorett is a specialized registered nurse who has worked nationally and internationally. Dorett discovered serenity and comfort in the Garden Route area and has now settled in beautiful Plettenberg Bay.
Ryan is an addictions counsellor whose responsibilities involve individual counselling and the facilitation of group therapy, lectures and workshops. Ryan’s personal addiction experience and training affords a measured and respectful therapeutic approach that effectively challenges the illness of addiction.
Dr. Botha studied at Stellenbosch University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and a Diploma in Mental Health. Dr. Botha has a private practice in Plettenberg bay and facilitates medical assessments of clients at Twin Rivers.
Dr. Olivier is a General Practitioner with a practice in the town of Knysna which is close to Plettenberg Bay. Dr. Johan Olivier is also a Mental Health/Medical Consultant for Twin Rivers Recovery Centre and has many years’ experience in the addiction recovery field.
Twin Rivers retains the services of a comprehensive range of consultants to ensure the health and well being of our clients. See More.
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