Knysna Neuro Hearing and Health was established in 2000 by professional therapist and practitioner, Hannelie Kemp who had been involved with children for many years on an educational and therapeutic level.

The centre specialises in optimal functioning associated with learning, hearing and communication. Various counselling and intervention methods are used to assist each individual client, with the focus on self empowerment.

With a passion to empower the youth, the centre started a community outreach project in 2013, called ‘Hope for Hearing’ which exists to give deaf and hard-of-hearing babies, toddlers and teenagers every opportunity to develop normally and become part of the hearing world.

Meet Hannelie Kemp

Hannelie Kemp, professional therapist and practitioner, specialises in optimal functioning associated with learning, hearing and communication. Various counselling and intervention methods are used to assist each individual client, with the focus on self empowerment.

Hannelie’s academic background includes an Honours diploma in Psychology, a diploma in Pre-Primary Education, an Art degree, Trauma Counselling and a Masters degree in Educational Psychology.

The knowledge obtained from various courses in America, Canada, Britain, and Prague, are used to the benefit of her clients and students. Hannelie is registered with the HPCSA as a Trauma Counsellor as well as a Hearing Aid Acoustician.

Professionals worldwide have been taught by Hannelie and she presented papers and workshops at world conferences on Autism, Ego State Therapy, Tinnitus and Neurofeedback. However, her biggest love remains helping the individual to obtain optimal functioning, whether in the classroom, the boardroom or on the sports field.

We cannot change the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Tertiary Education:
  • 1972- BA-degree – University of Pretoria 
  • 1983 – HED (Pre-primary) Diploma – Unisa 
  • 1998 – BA-Fine Arts Degree – Unisa 
  • 1999 – Reception Year Training –
  • 2001 – Honours in Functional Therapy – Perspective College in Potchefstroom.                                 

                  Endorsed by the Technikon SA.

  • 2005- Psychology Honours at Unisa
  • 2006 – Hearing Aid Acoustician, University of Pretoria.
  • 2007 – Internship Trauma Counsellor – Unisa
  • 2008 – Audiometrist
  • 2010 – M-degree in Educational Psychology – North-West University
  • 2012 – Clinical Nutritionist – Post Grad Dip Clinical Nutrition, International Academy of Nutrition,

            Sydney, Australia

  • 2013 – GAPS Practitioner – London – Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci(neurology),    MMedSci (nutrition). Gut and Psychology Syndrome & Gut and Physiology Syndrome
  • 2016 – Bioflex Laser Therapist – Toronto, Canada.
Formal Education
  • 1972- BA-degree – University of Pretoria
  • 1983 – HED (Pre-primary) Diploma – Unisa
  • 1998 – BA-Fine Arts Degree – Unisa
  • 1999 – Reception Year Training – Unisa.
  • 2001 – Honours in Functional Therapy – Perspective College in Potchefstroom. Endorsed by the Technikon SA.
  • 2005 – Psychology Honours at Unisa
  • 2006 – Hearing Aid Acoustician, University of Pretoria.
  • 2007 – Internship Trauma Counsellor – Unisa
  • 2008 – Audiometrist
  • 2010 – M-degree in Educational Psychology – North-West University
  • 2012 – Clinical Nutritionist – Post Grad Dip Clinical Nutrition, International Academy of Nutrition, Sydney, Australia
Informal Education
  • 1998 – Play Therapy Courses – Introductory and Advanced, with Reyhana Ravat.
  • 2000 – Two courses in
  • 2001 – Educational Kinesiologist
  • 2001 – Berard Auditory Integration Training Practitioner.
  • 2001 – Autogenic Training – relaxation techniques.
  • 2001- Neurofeedback Training in Los Angeles, USA
  • 2002- International course in Anatomy & Physiology as well as Biofeedback – Rich Sherman. Washington State, USA Dr. Steve Edelsohn of  Oregon, USA.
  • 2002- Attended an International ADHD Conference.
  • 2003- Biofeedback Practical in Seattle, Washington State, USA
  • 2003 –Neurofeedback advanced course in Hartsdale, New York
  • 2003- Appointed as an International Trainer of Berard AIT Practitioners  by Dr. Steve Edelsohn of  Oregon, USA.
  • 2004 –Visual Perceptual Trainer
  • In Denver USA, I wrote and passed the exam and all the requirements to become BCIA-EEG certified.  #E1614
  • 2004- Play Therapy Courses in Gestalt perspective. Beginners and Advanced.
  • Course on The Physiological Basis of Learning and Kinesiology – Carla Hannaford.
  • Accredited by BCIA as a Training Centre for Neurofeedback Practitioners. At that stage the only training centre outside America and Canada.
  • BCIA- Biofeedback #4741
  • 2007 – Primitive Reflexes – Claire Hocking – Australia
  • 2007 – Incontinence Training – Minneapolis, Minnesota & Long Island, New York.
  • 2007 – Assessing and Treating Young Sexual Offenders – Joan Campbell
  • 2009 – QEEG training in Prague.
  • Advanced course in Neurofeedback and more information on QEEG’s – Gary Schumann in South Africa (36 hours).
  • 2011 – SAALED Congress, Univ of Cape Town
  • 2011 – ETHICS, George
  • 2012 – Presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town
  • 2013 – Presented at The Garden Route Professional Interest Group, Knysna
  • 2014 – Psychopathology in South African Children – seminar
  • 2014 – Ndiyeva Conference, Stellenbosch
  • 2014 – Healthcare Ethics & Minors, George
  • 2014 – Working with Couples, Collaborative and Narrative Approach – Judy Rankin, PE
  • 2015 – Neurophysiology and EEG Workshop – Mark Smith, Johannesburg
  • 2015 – Attachment seminar – Cape Town
  • 2015 – Complexes Revisited – John Gosling & Grace Reid, Wilderness
  • 2016 – Calming the Fear Driven Brain – Sebern Fischer, Johannesburg
  • 2017 – The role of Bio-Neurofeedback in Self-regulation and Neuroplasticity – BFSA, Johannesburg
  • 2017 – HPCSA Rules of Conduct & Social Media, George
  • 2019 – BFE seminar and workshops in Cardiff, Wales
  • 2019 – HRV training with Drs Daniëlle Matto, from Belgium
Work Experience
  • 1986 – Lectured at Boitjorisong College, Qwa-qwa, Advanced Training Courses for Teachers.
  • 1987 – Teacher at Harrismith Pre-primary School.
  • 1990 – 1997 Art Teacher at private Art School.
  • 1998 – 2005 Proprietor and Teacher at Pre-Primary School.
  • 2000 – Counsellor;  Neurofeedback – ; Biofeedback – ; and Berard AIT Practitioner.
  • 2003 – International Berard AIT Trainer. Train Berard AIT practitioners in SA and abroad.
  • 2003 – Accredited International BCIA Neurofeedback Trainer.
  • 2003-2013 – Trained Berard AIT practitioners in South Africa, Israel, AbuDhabi, and the USA
  • 2003-2013 – Trained Bio- and Neurofeedback practitioners in South Africa, Israel and Egypt.
  • 2006Present paper at Neurofeedback Conference in San Diego California.
  • 2006 – Present poster at Autism World Conference in Cape Town.
  • 2007 – Internship as Trauma Counsellor
  • 2007 – Present Paper at Berard AIT Conference in Connecticut, USA
  • 2008 – Moved private practice to Knysna. Hearing Aid Acoustician; Audiometrist; Trauma Counsellor, Neurofeedback practitioner & Trainer; Berard AIT practitioner & Trainer
  • 2009 – Present paper at SA ACAPAP South African Association for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry& Allied Professions Congress 2009 in association with PANDA
  • 2009 – Presented at the SA ACAPAP seminar in Bloemfontein
  • 2010 – Presented at The Milton H. Erickson Institute of South Africa. The Changing Faces of Psychotherapy: A Congress and The Third World Congress on Ego State Therapy
  • 2012 – Present two posters at the 30th International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town.
  • 2013 – Founded the NGO ‘Hope for Hearing’ to assist the less fortunate with hearing loss
  • 2016 – Present a Poster at the 10th International Tinnitus Conference in Nottingham, England

Contact us

Tel: +27 (0)44 382 1168
E-Mail: info@neurocentre.co.za

Physical Address

Shop U9, Knysna Mall
Main Steet
Knysna 6570
South Africa