Counselling may be helpful for you if you are feeling anxious, unhappy, or unfulfilled or when you have experienced personal trauma in your life. You may have tried to cope with your problems on your own but have found it difficult. Our trained counsellors and therapists can help you develop skills to improve your life and/or relationships and help give guidance that is needed to make the best possible decisions. Our Counselling is offered at affordable rates.

Counselling

Face to Face | Telephonic | Email
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm

Focus on the Family Office
32 Old main road, Hillcrest, Durban

Tel: +27 (0)31 716 3300
E-mail: counselling@fotf.co.za

Just a couple of things
before you start:

1. We are not a crisis line and work office hours only (08:30 – 16:30 SA time), so, if your need is urgent, and you are in South Africa, please contact your local police station or one of the following crisis lines.

LIFE LINE: 0861 322 322
RAPE CRISIS: 0800 150 150
CHILDLINE: 0800 055 555
AIDS HELPLINE: 0800 012 322
SUICIDE CRISIS LINE: 0800 567 567 or
SMS to 31393

Or for more help and emergency numbers visit: Grace Counselling www.gracecounselling.org.za or
SADAG www.sadag.org

2. Our own telephone counsellors are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 09:00 & 16:00. For marriage and parenting related questions.

3. Your e-mails are confidential. You can tell us anything. However, there are three exceptions to our assurances of confidentiality:

•   Any suspicion of risk of child or other abuse, based on the beliefs of the counsellor, must be reported to welfare or law enforcement authorities.

•   If your email is of or could have anything construed as something of a criminal nature or if you are involved in a court case in which your email may somehow be relevant, courts have the power to subpoena our records.

•   If someone’s life is in danger, the counsellor may choose to report it. This applies to all potential cases of suicide or homicide.

4. We will endeavour to respond to your email enquiry within a week.

5. Your email will be given to the first available and appropriately trained counsellor and will be checked by a supervisor before being sent out.

6. We are NOT doctors, psychologists, or psychiatrists, but trained counsellors. For medical problems, please refer to the medical experts.

7. Focus on the Family is not liable for any act or omission taken by any user or third party in response to any information provided by the email service.


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James Sharratt – Durban North

Qualifications: Clinical Psychologist
Specialisation: Counselling in areas such as Substance Abuse; Anxiety; Child Abuse; Co-dependency; Communication; Depression; Divorce Recovery; Marriage Counselling; Grief Counselling; Homosexual Issues; Suicide; Career Counselling; Bipolar Disorder; Multiple Personality Disorder; OCD; Parenting; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Personality Disorders; Phobias; Conflict Management; Abuse of Women; Rape Recovery; Sexual Problems and Post Abortion Counselling.

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Gad Avon – Greytown (Harmony Retreat Halfway House &  Agape House Treatment Centre)

Registered Counsellor
Interests: Specialises in Substance Use Disorder counselling for those who are in addiction, their families and other significant people in the life of the S.U.D sufferers. Treatment approach includes: A.C.T, C.R.A.F.T, C.B.T, D.B.T. and Client Centred.
Outpatient and private counselling sessions are available.Both are partially covered by medical aids.
Assessments: Children assessments; Educational/ Scholastic; Career/ Vocational Guidance; Intelligence and Personality Assessments.

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Carol Lambprecht – Durban, Bluff

Interests: Marriage, Children aged 4-17, Discipline problems, Parental assistance, Divorced/ing parents & their families, play therapy, sexual problems. Can do probono depending on case.

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Anneke Viljoen – Pinetown, Durban

Pastoral Counsellor
General Christian Counselling

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Arianne Hayes-Hill – Durban North

Pastoral – Lay Counsellor
General Counselling

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Tammy Styles – Hillcrest, Durban

Qualifications: Educational Psychologist. M Soc. Sci. UKZN (1994). Certified Child and Family Mediator. Imago Relationship Therapist.
Specialisation: Sees children, adolescents, parents, couples and families with a focus on growing people into their God-given potential, character and relational wellness. She has worked in a variety of contexts including the educational and non-government sectors as well as private practice.
Assessments: Conducts psycho-educational assessment, including assessment of learning difficulties; School Readiness Assessment and Career Assessment; Emotional Assessment for a range of emotional, adjustment and psychological difficulties.

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Elaine Fourie – Musgrave/Berea, Durban

Qualification: Christian Counsellor
Specialisation: Marriage and Family counselling, PTSD, Rape Recovery, Post Abortion counselling; Career Counselling

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Zamaphemba – Montclair, Durban

Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist
Specialisation: Counselling in areas such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); Child Abuse; Depression; Divorce Recovery; Grief; Suicide; Career Counselling; Parenting; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Conflict Management; Abuse of Women; Rape Recovery; HIV/AIDS; Sexual Problems; Post Abortion Counselling and Play Therapy.
Assessments: Career, Intelligence and Personality Assessments.

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Kogie Smith – Morningside, Durban

Qualifications: Pastoral Counsellor B.A. (Honours) Pastoral Counselling (MINTS)
Specialisation: Counselling is provided for depression, anxiety & stress, bereavement & loss, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, loneliness, anger issues, marriage & relationship challenges, parenting, bullying, life changes/transitions and emotional trauma.
About: I help people navigate and overcome life’s difficulties, and guide them toward hope, healing, restoration and personal growth.As a family woman and having worked for two decades in corporate financial services, I understand many of the daily pressures and stresses that we face in our personal and professional lives.

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Lisa Comrie – Cowies Hill, Westville

Qualifications: Registered Counsellor
Specialisation: Depression and Anxiety; Marriage Counselling; Grief; Career counselling; Parenting; HIV/AIDS counselling.

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Cailitin Vinson – Garsfontein, Pretoria East

Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist
Specialisation: Individual therapy for teens and adults, play therapy for children; Adjustment problems, Depression, Anxiety, Post-traumatic stress, Bullying, Study-skills, and Difficulties in Social and Occupational functioning; Career counselling and Assessments.

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Rev Joani Jenkins – Glenwood, Durban

Qualifications: MTh Specialised Pastoral Counselling/Marriage Guidance (UNISA)
Specialisation: Marriage and Family; Teens; Depression; Relational Issues, Trauma, Personal Development; Personality Potential; Balance in Body, Mind and Spirit; Ministry Challenges: Roles, Expectations, Self-Nurture; Healing of Memories; Faith Issues; Dream-work

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Amorie Burns – Pretoria

Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist
Specialisation: Prefers working with Teenagers and adults; Marriage counselling; Divorce; Trauma Incident Reduction Therapy; Play Therapy

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Gugu Makhubu – Mamelodi, Pretoria

Qualifications: Social worker
Specialisation:  Counseling services: Marriage counselling, HIV/AIDS Counselling, Educational counselling, and Substance abuse counselling Programs: Youth programs, Rehabilitation programs, early prevention programs.Trainings: Parenting skills, Life skills, HIV/AIDS

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Leon Grove – Bellville, Cape Town

Qualifications: Clinical Psychologist
Specialisation: Marriage Counselling; Anxiety; Communication; Depression; Divorce Recovery; Marriage Counselling; Grief Counselling; Suicide; Career Counselling; Parenting; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Conflict Management; Rape Recovery; Learning Disabilities; Sexual Problems. Also Conducts Assessments/ Testing.
Assessments: Educational/ Scholastic; Career/ Vocational Guidance; Intelligence; Personality; and Employment assessments.

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Bernhardt Crous – Plattekloof, Cape Town

Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist
Specialisation: Psychotherapy; Psychometric Assessment; Stress Management; Debriefing; Change Management; Marriage Counselling; Child And Family Counselling; Learning Disabilities; and Life Skills.
Assessments: Educational/ Scholastic; Career/ Vocational Guidance; Intelligence and Personality assessments.

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Lerato Moloi, Parkland, Cape Town

Qualifications: Registered Counsellor
Interests: Anxiety, Marriage, Grief, Career Counselling, Parenting and Play Therapy

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Nina Toohey – Pinelands, Cape Town

Qualifications: Registered Counsellor
Specialisation: Trauma; Anxiety; ADD; Substance Abuse; Child Abuse; Communication; Co-Dependency; Depression; Divorce Recovery; Marriage Counselling; Grief Counselling; Career Counselling; Suicide; PTSD; OCD; Parenting; Conflict Management; Abuse Of Women; Rape Recovery; Post Abortion Counselling; HIV/Aids; Eating Disorders; and Phobias.
Assessments: Educational/ Scholastic Assessments, Career Assessments, and Personality Assessments.

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Arnfried Klein-Werner – Tygerberg, Cape Town

Lay Counsellor
Interests: Pornography and Sexual Addictions; Same-sex attractions; Gender Identity Confusion.

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Mimi Hewett – Brackenfell, Cape Town

REGISTERED COUNSELLOR

Relationship and Family Counselling

Counselling services presented in English and Afrikaans

  • Individual counselling / Individuele berading
  • Couples counselling / Berading met paartjies
  • Family counselling / Gesinsberading
  • Parenting advice / Ouerskapsadvies
  • Divorce counselling / Egskeidingsberading
  • Trauma debriefing and counselling / Trauma ontlonting en berading
  • Grief/Bereavement counselling / Doodsbegeleiding
  • Stress Management and Relaxation / Streshantering en ontspanning
  • Addictions: assessments, referrals and aftercare. / Verslawing en afhanklikheid: assessering, verwysings en nasorg.

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Annezka Magalhaes – Pretoria

Registered Counsellor
Interests: Obsessive/Compulsive disorder; Substance Abuse; Parenting; Anxiety; Codependency; Depression; Divorce Recovery; Marriage Counselling; Grief Counselling; Bi-Polar; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Personality Disorders; Phobias; Conflict Management; Abuse of Women; Rape Recovery; Eating Disorders; Sexual Problems; Post Abortion Counselling; Play therapy. Support groups for people with Depression and Anxiety.

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Yvonne Chilimanzi – Hilton, Pietermaritzburg.

Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist
Interests: Anxiety, codependency, divorce, marriage, grief, bipolar, parenting, PTSD, phobias, play therapy. Loves working with children(2-12 years).

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Sue van der Spuy – Somerset West, Cape Town

Qualifications: Registered Counsellor
Specialisation: Anxiety; Co-Dependency;  Communication; Depression; Divorce Recovery; Marriage Counselling; Grief; Suicide; Career Counselling; Parenting; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Abuse Of Women; Rape Recovery; HIV/AIDS and Post Abortion Counselling.
Assessments: Educational/ Scholastic (Adolescents only) and Career Assessments.

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Lyndsay Webber –  Cowies Hill, Westville

Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist
Specialisation: Anxiety; Co-Dependency;  Communication; Depression; Divorce Recovery; Marriage Counselling; Grief; Suicide; Career Counselling; Parenting; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Abuse Of Women; Rape Recovery; HIV/AIDS and Post Abortion Counselling.
Assessments: Educational/ Scholastic (Adolescents only) and Career Assessments.

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Michelle Chetty – Morningside, Durban

Qualification: Lay Counsellor
Interests: General Counselling

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Harry Chinnah – Chatsworth, Durban

Pastoral Counsellor
General Christian Counselling

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Israel Ndlovu – Pietermaritzburg

Lay Counsellor
Interests: HIV, Christian pre-marital counselling & voluntary male circumcision.

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Tamzen Smith – Umhlanga, Durban

Pastoral Counsellor
Interests: Play therapy. Adolescents and children.

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Pastor Cecelia Meyer-de Wet – Roodeplaat Dam / Kameelfontein, Pretoria,

Pastoral Counsellor

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Gizelle Wardle – Pinetown, Durban

Lay Counsellor
Interest: ADHD Support Group

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