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 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
BIRMINGHAM-UK : 0783 626 1661
Email: david@twinriversrehab.co.za

Who we are

About the center
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 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 which is 520 km from Cape Town.

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.

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.


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