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Dr. Wilme Steenekamp | Psychologist - Counselling - Couples Therapy

38 Galway Avenue - Hamilton East
3216 Hamilton
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Psychologist Hamilton NZ - Counselling & Couples Therapy



Currently I have a  two month waiting list.

For an earlier appointment, please contact another therapist on this website.




My name is Wilme Steenekamp, psychologist and couples therapist.


Life can  be overwhelming and complicated. We don’t always know how to go forward and tend to become stuck in traumatic experiences and unhelpful ways of thinking and behaviour patterns. 


In psychological therapy, I can apply a variety of skills, knowledge and experience within a confidential and trusting relationship. Doing this, I can facilitate your process of exploring, understanding and validating yourself and help you find useful ways of changing your way of thinking, relating to others and behaving. The therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for constructive change.


My approach is centred around building a therapeutic relationship with my client within which there is resonance and connectedness. I use a wide range of therapeutic approaches in an eclectic manner.


You're welcome for therapy and (couples) counselling in Hamilton.





Online therapy

I use what works well in your case. I am able to use Zoom, Skype and Whatsapp video call. Zoom appears to be the most stable.


We start off by setting up a confidential and safe space, making sure that we have a back up way of staying connected if connection should drop. We make sure that we can hear and see each other well.Then we use the appointment time and space.


This options is an excellent option if face to face is not practical for any specific reason.

Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 NOITCE: It is very important to not disrupt therapy or delay to start. I am continuing with providing therapy in these ways:


   1) In my office in Hamilton East.I stay at a distance, do not shake hands. I wipe surfaces touched regularly. If needed, I provided wipes, tissues and a bin to dispose of these.

   2) I am used to doing, and well set up to do Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp or telephonic sessions.

   3) I communicate with clients ASAP if any of the conditions change on a daily basis.


Opleidingen en registraties

Qualifications and registrations

  • I trained firstly as a Medical Practitioner (MBChB) in South Africa and worked as a GP for more than 30 years.


  • Also trained as a Clinical Psychologist (also trained in South Africa).


  • Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (International training).


  • Certificate in counseling at UNISA, courses in CBT, Hypnotherapy, Psycho-analysis, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, Sexology, Emotionally Focussed theapy & others.


  • I have been in private practice for 20 years, doing both clinical work, psychotherapy, relationship therapy, group therapy, family therapy & presenting workshops to a variety of groups on a variety of subjects. 



$150 per session

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 5 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 5 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 5 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 5 pm - 8 pm
Friday 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 8 am - 1 pm
Sunday -



Read the interview with Dr. Wilme Steenekamp below.


1. Where is your practice (office) located?
Hamilton East

2. What life events have been important to you?
Growing up, having my own children, working as a GP, studying Psychology, training as Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, moving to New Zealand, doing training in ACT and Emotionally Focussed Therapy, having had dogs and cats

3. Why did you become a counsellor / therapist?
I am passionate about understanding human behaviour and helping people to figure out why they do what they do.

4. What do you like the most about being a counsellor/therapist?
I love observing people, becoming attuned to their behaviour, emotions, patterns and interactions.

5. What is your most remarkable experience as a counsellor/therapist?
Really feeling attuned to a client / clients.
Always, always learning more and more about humans and their brains, minds, emotions and behaviour.



1. What was your most pleasant moment today/yesterday?
Seeing the beautiful sunset.

2. How do you see yourself in 5 years? And in 10 years?
I will always want to be able to do my work, share my experience and knowledge. I would like to live a balanced life - have time to absorb my surroundings, explore and connect with my loved ones.

3. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Reading, family, music, dogs, gardening.

4. What makes you happy?
Experiencing the highs and lows of life.

5. Do you have a partner and/or family?

6. Have you ever had therapy / counselling yourself? What was your experience?
Yes. Extremely valuable to me.

7. What other occupation would you have liked, if you hadn't become a counsellor / therapist?
Medicine - became a GP first. Was a GP for 30 years. Musician if I was good enough.



1. Who inspires you?
I have several role models and mentors who also inspire me.

2. Books you recommend?
Different for each client.

3. Your favourite film and why?
One of them: Lion King. Beautiful heroes journey

4. Your favourite quote?
It is time to unlearn what you learned from wounded people.

5. What is your mission?
Do the best I can.

6. What is your superpower?
I'm good at observing.

7. Top tip for happiness?
Self-reflect and never stop growing.

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