Nick Groll Clinical Psychologist

Nick Groll is a UCT-trained Clinical Psychologist available to see adolescents and adults for psychotherapy, and children for play therapy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nick is currently offering psychotherapy via video call using Zoom. He’s particularly interested in relationship difficulties, post-trauma adjustment, young adults facing difficult life decisions, and families managing ‘special needs’, such as intellectual disability and autism. 


Nick’s therapy style is non-judgmental, non-directive and empathic. He work primarily within the framework of psychodynamic psychotherapy, helping his clients to examine the meaning they have made, consciously and unconsciously, from previous experiences, and how these meanings affect their current difficulties. While he’s guided by psychodynamic theory, there are circumstances in which other frameworks and techniques may be more appropriate, including Narrative Therapy techniques, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and the use of artistic expression.


He is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an Independent Practice Clinical Psychologist (HPCSA PS0127019) and with the Board of Health Care funders (BHF: 623881), and with most medical aid providers, including Discovery, Profmed, Medscheme & Metropolitan Health Group.