White River Manor is open during lockdown in South Africa

White River Manor is a registered essential service provider and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to offer a world class therapetic Program. We have taken every precaution to maintain the integrity of our environment and screen clients both before and on arrival. Our staff too undergo regular testing and screening to ensure the safety of our clients.

    Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Legal Studies – 1994-1996)

    Honours in Social Science (Psychology – 1997)

    Masters in Social Science (Counselling Psychology – 1998 -1999)

    Counselling Psychologist

    Kathy Knott

    Kathy is currently in private practice as a counselling psychologist in White River. She works as a consultant psychologist to White River Manor Rehabilitation Centre where she provides psychotherapy to clients who suffer with substance abuse and addiction problems, as well as burnout and wellness related issues.

    After a corporate start in Unilever, she spent over a decade with JvR Africa, the largest group of consulting psychologists in Africa. There she developed her skills and passion for training and people development as Director of the Training Division, alongside building her private practise. In 2017, she relocated back to White River, her hometown, and continued to work in private practice, where she is currently specialising in individual and group therapy in the context of wellness and addiction challenges.

    She is a Narrative therapist with a keen interest in her client’s life stories. She believes that telling our stories is not an end in itself, but an attempt to release ourselves from them, to evolve and grow beyond them. Stories connect the past and present to the future. Kathy has also worked in the Career Pathing field since 2004, helping her clients find meaningful work that aligns with their skills, passion and values. Kathy believes in person-centred empowering processes which drive individual initiative and growth, leading to fulfilling relationships and a life filled with meaning.

    The stories we live and tell provide coherence and meaning and orientate our sense of purpose.


    Suite Patio - White River Manor

    White River Manor, the ultimate recovery destination

    If our Wellness Program sounds exactly what your body and mind need to shake off burnout and get back to your old self, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

    We’re here and ready to help you restore your energy, purpose, and motivation, fully prepared to return to your old life, and equipped with all the tools you need to stay on the right track for the long term.