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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.

Don’t wait. Call us now for an initial discussion – we’re ready to listen
South Africa: +27 828 633 159
UK : + 44 (0) 783 626 1661
Email: david@twinriversrehab.co.za


'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.

Our Team

Director & Head of Treatment

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

Counselling Psychologist

Elretha attended North-West University, the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University. She completed her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Rhodes University. She is also an accredited Social Worker. Elretha follows a psychodynamic and integrative therapeutic approach with individual, groups and families. HSPCA Registered – PS0135364

Senior Addictions Counsellor

Ryan is Twin Rivers Senior Addictions Counsellor whose responsibilities involves overseeing the smooth running of the centre each day. Ryan also undertakes 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.

Drama Therapist

Stuart has been involved in theatre for over 35 years. He has worked in television, film, and theatre productions both locally and internationally. His passion lies in using his craft to uplift, empower and inspire. He firmly believes that the arts, and especially the performing arts, have a multi-layered impact on participants as it engages one physically, emotionally, and mentally.
He started Lunchbox Theatre (www.lunchbox.org.za) in Plettenberg Bay in 2008. They perform educational theatre shows in schools, raising awareness about relevant environmental and social issues. Lunchbox Theatre also facilitates dance and drama workshops in local underprivileged schools.
He is actively involved with Tshisa Talent (www.tshisatalent.co.za) which discovers, develops, and promotes local emerging performing artists from the township communities.
He created the entertainment agency Big Circle Entertainment Agency (www.bigcircle.co.za) in 2010 providing a large variety of entertainment for weddings, events, and guest hosting establishments.
Stuart pours his theatre knowledge into many different workshops including arts and culture curriculum at schools, team building and local recovery centres.

Caroline Briskham
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.

Addiction Counsellor

Danielle Du Plessis attended Rhodes University and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology followed by an Honours in Psychology and graduated in 2015. Since then Danielle has completed two courses in counselling with UNISA and spent two months teaching before relocating to join the Twin Rivers Clinical Team.

Dr. Samuel Botha
Consultant GP

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.

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.

Mike Kantey
Drummer and Life Coach

Mike Kantey has been drumming since he sold his bass guitar and amp for a pair of congas in the 1970s, influenced by Santana’s percussionists at Woodstock, Reebop Kwaku Ba of Traffic, and Osibisa “Criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness”.

Charlotte Luck
Yoga & Meditation Teacher

I started practising yoga with my gran as a child, and it has played an increasing role in my life as I’ve grown older. Primarily for the physical benefits, and in the past 6 years as a complimentary practise to meditation.

Martin Hurwitz
Legal Advisor for Clients

Martin has a legal practice in Plettenberg Bay and is available to offer legal assistance/advice for Twin Rivers clients who need support and reassurance with legal issues.

Tonono Zeliswa Twin Rivers Staff
Night Time Care Worker

Vivienne previously worked as a care worker in environments like clinics, old age homes and hospitals. Vivian ‘s friendly and caring nature allows our local and International clients to relax after a hard day’s work. Vivian is a very valuable extension of the multiple disciplinary team, being the teams eyes and ears at night time.

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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