Anstice is an accredited psychotherapist and has worked both in private practice and in the field of addiction. Her training in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy means that she is qualified to help people with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bi-polar disorder as well as the increasing number of addicts with a dual disorder diagnosis.
Her work with eating disordered patients is known internationally and she has had many successes with this difficult illness.
Anstice is a founder member of OASIS. In 2003, after ten years of working at The Priory Hospital in London, she came to Plettenberg Bay for six months and opened OASIS in 2005. Her compassion and uncanny way of getting straight to the heart of the matter are well known.
Tamlyn was brought up in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, one of four children.
In her early twenties, a family member booked himself into treatment after battling addiction for many years. Tammy was touched and relieved by the courage it took him to face himself and what his life had become.
On her first visit to the treatment centre, Tamlyn felt an immediate connection to the work that took place there. Listening to people’s stories was powerful and moving. For the first time she knew what it was she wanted to do.
After a couple of years of travelling and working in London, Tamlyn returned to Cape Town and attended SACAP where she attained a diploma in Counselling and Communications. During this time she also worked at places of safety for children and adolescents where she counselled.
Once graduated, in 2010 Tamlyn moved to Plettenberg Bay to start a six month internship at Oasis. This seemed to be the piece of the jigsaw that had been missing. Years on she still fits and is still an integral part of the therapeutic team at Oasis.
Consultant Addictions Counsellor
Neil spent most of his youth living with his family in the Far East while being educated at boarding school in Britain. He went on to St Andrews University where he also continued to play a multitude of sports including hockey, cricket and golf, interests he has maintained throughout his adult life.
He worked as a journalist in London and Edinburgh before alcohol caught up with him in his late 30’s. After a successful treatment he has been a teacher and continued to write on the internet, before studying counselling and working in the field of recovery.