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Welcome to Papillon Recovery Centre

Papillon is an internationally recognized stepdown facility offering tailor made treatment for people suffering from mental illness.
We offer care with an integrative approach to healing. For affordable care look no further.

What our clients have to say

Dr Sarojini Naidoo has 20 years of experience in the field of abnormal psychology as a psychologist and social worker. She has a special interest in patients with dual diagnoses and works primarily from CBT and DBT frameworks. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of bullying, counselling and psychotherapy, ethics, psychopathology and suicidality. She is passionate about a range of mental health concerns affecting adolescents and adults.

Our Team

You can’t build a fire if you only have one spark.

Yolande Geyser – Founding Director

Yolandé completed her degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at UCT in 1996. She has worked in the field of dual diagnosis as a counsellor and coach since 2011. Yolandé is also a qualified EGALA equine therapist. Her original career was in media and business management for nearly two decades. She is the only person to have crossed Africa on a solo horseback ride in 1997. Yolandé founded Papillon and is closely involved with the career and community reintegration of clients. Yolandé through her own experience as she too has a mental illness has created a place of true healing – she was diagnosed in 2004.

Dr Sarojini Naidoo – Psychologist

Dr Sarojini Naidoo has 20 years of experience in the field of mental health as a psychologist and social worker. She has a special interest in patients with dual diagnoses and works primarily from CBT and DBT frameworks. Her research, teaching, and counseling interests are in the areas of psychopathology and suicidality. She is passionate about a range of mental health concerns affecting adolescents and adults and works with the Papillon team to deliver holistic therapeutic interventions.

Lara Noik – Social Worker

Lara has a special interest in the fields of mental health, resilience, and relationship work.  She believes in the innate resilience that exists within each human being and has spent her career counseling individuals, couples, and groups from this standpoint.  Lara has extensive experience in the modality of group work.  She is passionate about transformative processes that are strength-based, and empower people to access their potential in order to live their best possible lives.

Jamie le Roux – Occupational Therapist

Jamie graduated with a BSc Occupational Therapy (Hons) from the University of Cape Town in 2017. During her university career, and community service year at 1 Military Hospital, she has been exposed to a broad range of mental health disorders and psychiatric illness. Jamie believes in a holistic and multi-disciplinary team approach in treating mental health users for improved quality of life, meaningful engagement in occupation, and successful reintegration into society and the workplace.

Jason Maseko – 12 Stepper

Jason believes that nothing is as beautiful as sharing his personal experiences with others who struggle with mental illness and substance abuse. He has witnessed people in a hopeless state of mind becoming amazing members of society. He sees miracles happening daily.