Arjan Bogaers

Qualified Counsellor, Life Coach

McGregor, Langeberg and Online

New Insights™ Certified Life Coach, Approved Counselor (Accredited CTAA, Blackford Inst. UK)

023 625 1969

072 827 1937


12 Loop Street, Mcgregor, McGregor, South Africa

The greatest shadow in your life is not there to create darkness, but for you to find your light behind it.

Heart and Soul Coaching and Counseling offers two unique aspects in the field of coaching:

  • Coaching and counseling for chronic illness and/or disability, through:
  • Professional and comprehensive email coaching workshops, fully facilitated by your coach.

This unique coaching service enables you to enjoy all the benefits of professional coaching within the context of your restrictions and your needs associated with your health condition. Furthermore, due to this setup, fully facilitated coaching programs are offered at very affordable rates.

Email Coaching Workshops:

New Insights™ Quality of Life                        13-Session /  3-6 months    R  7 500

The internationally-acclaimed and accredited all-round coaching program, guiding you to bring positive changes in the areas of your life where you need it most.

New Insights™ Chronic Illness / Disability      13-Session / 3-6 months     R 7 500

The internationally-acclaimed and accredited coaching program, especially adapted to enable you to redesign a life of quality and purpose within the context of your chronic illness and/or disability.

This Strange Land©                                     10-Session / 10 weeks        R 6 000

This beautiful and moving interactive journey takes you by the hand and guides you, the unwanting traveller, through the Kingdom of the Sick. By means of profound encounters in this Strange Land, you are led from initial despair, confusion and fear to the place where your Wounded Healer resides.

My Life Purpose                                              5-Session / 5 weeks          R 2 500

To awaken to one’s life purpose, or to awaken to it, is one of the most pressing challenges of people the world over, today. Especially in times of uncertainty, or when encountering crises, the questions of meaning and purpose play a major part in finding inner confidence, trust and resilience.  This powerful workshop will awaken you to your own, unique purpose in this life.

All workshops are session-by-session facilitated by your coach through detailed workbooks, careful guidance, unlimited email exchanges, a wide range of therapeutic exercises and educational information.

The scope of my work includes:

  • Skill building
  • Coming to terms with the loss of your previous life
  • Finding meaning in your suffering
  • Assistance of partner & family
  • Building a support structure
  • Self-help resources
  • Illness-related depression
  • Illness-related isolation
  • Self-compassion
  • 3-phase soul journey of chronic illness
  • The Wounded Healer within you

Heart and Soul Coaching offers a free intake procedure of two email exchanges. This procedure will provide you with any additional information you may wish for. But most important, it will enable us together to decide on the workshop that will best meet your situation and your needs.

At your email request, you will be sent a detailed brochure of any workshop of your interest.

On a personal note

Born in the Netherlands (1960), my career in the healthcare sector in South Africa began as a hospital nurse in Cape Town. After completion, in my wish to broaden my knowledge and experience in healthcare I worked for Weleda South Africa.

In 1994 I moved to the small village of McGregor in the countryside of the Western Cape, where between 1998 and 2008 I practiced for 10 years as the in-house therapist at Temenos Retreat Centre, combining that function with private care work.

In 2008, the deterioration of a spinal injury resulting from a much earlier MVA, caused sudden impairment and severe chronic pain, forcing me to abandon all my hands-on care work. This was a big crisis in my life, not in the least because of the lack of a clear future prognosis regarding my functioning. Some twelve years later, things have stabilised to the point where I am between 30 – 40 % physically impaired.

This was, by all means, a turning point in my life, offering what in coaching and counseling is referred to as a ‘defining moment’: a moment that asked me to redefine my life.

Having to redesign my life at age 49 as part of that existential challenge, I decided to bring my extensive health care experiences together as a coach and counselor. My journey of recovery and renewal ran parallel with my trainings, and in 2011 Heart and Soul Coaching was established.

For several years now, Heart and Soul Coaching and Counseling has been assisting people through life-changing events. Through my own experiences and as a result of the wonderful people I have worked with, I have developed the conviction that we can recommit to our life, no matter the circumstances.


  • Certified Life Coach
    New Insights™
  • Counseling Dip.
    Blackford Institute UK
  • Counseling Advanced Dip.
    Complementary Therapists Accreditation Association
  • Depression Counseling Advanced Level Dip.
    Accredited by the International Association of Therapists.
  • Psychology of the Elderly & Gerontology Certificate
    Accredited by the International Association of Therapists.
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Certificate
    Accredited by the International Association of Therapists.

12 Loop Street, Mcgregor, McGregor, South Africa