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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 which is situated 520 km from Cape Town.

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South Africa: +27 828 633 159
UK : + 44 (0) 783 626 1661
Email: david@twinriversrehab.co.za

TWIN RIVERS INTERNATIONAL

'Addiction Recovery and Personal Development Centre' Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Birmingham, Bristol & Dubai
We are totally dedicated to introducing clients to an improved way of thinking that will positively impact behaviour and lead towards a more constructive and meaningful life.

Twin Rivers Rehab is an International, registered treatment centre whose doors are open to both African and European clients. Twin Rivers has proudly introduced the world of recovery from addiction to clients from The Middle East, Asia and the USA.

Chris Sharpe is Twin Rivers representative in the UK. Chris’s role is to assist with enquiries from clients who use the UK contact telephone number, assess the client’s needs telephonically or if possible at his private practice. Clients who are referred to Twin Rivers through Chris have the opportunity to continue working with Chris (Aftercare) on their return to the UK. Chris is based in Birmingham and Twin Rivers has another consultant based in Bristol (Adrian) who is also available to assist clients returning to that area after residential treatment at Twin Rivers.

Twin Rivers Rehab is dedication in creating global professional conduits that promote continuous effective client services which is essential for recovery success.

Twin Rivers was founded by David & Caroline Briskham in March 2011. David is an Accredited Addictions Therapist at Twin Rivers Rehab with over 21 years’ continuous recovery from alcohol, drugs, gambling and co-dependency.

Over the past five years Twin Rivers Rehab has become increasingly more popular and recognised as South Africa’s premier treatment centre for clients needing professional assistance with addiction and mental health disorders.

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.

Our Team

David Briskham Twin Rivers Director and Fitness Instructor
Twin Rivers Director & Fitness Instructor

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. In 2016 David celebrated 21 years clean and sober – 06/07/1995 – 06/7/2016

Twin Rivers David Briskham 21 years ago

Caroline Briskham
Twin Rivers Insurance Administrator

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.

Lynette Brady Twin Rivers Psychologist and Head of Treatment
Twin Rivers Psychologist & Head of Treatment

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.

Dorette Herbst State Registered Nurse
State Registered Nurse

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 Erispe Twin Rivers Addictions Counsellor
Twin Rivers Addictions Counsellor

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. Samuel Botha
Consultant GP for Twin Rivers Recovery Centre

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. Johan Olivier
Consultant GP for Twin Rivers Recovery Centre

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.

Inga Lukubeni
Weekend Coordinator

With team support Inga takes on the task of preparing and implementing Twin Rivers weekend structure for the clients. 24 Hour supervision is extremely important and so Inga supports and guides the clients through the weekend whilst observing client’s attitudes and behaviours for team discussion on the Monday.

Chris Charpe
Addiction Therapist - UK

A recovering alcoholic with over twenty years of continuous sobriety, Chris has gained extensive experience through his time as the programme manager of the Addiction Treatment Unit of the Woodbourne Priory Hospital in Birmingham where he worked for more than ten years as programme manager. In 2010 he set up in private practice as one of the few independent addiction therapists in the Birmingham (West Midlands) area where he continues to work with all addictions utilizing his broad and insightful understanding of 12-step recovery philosophy. Chris joined the Twin Rivers team in 2016 as their lead UK therapist.


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