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“Recovery is not one and done. It is

a lifelong journey that takes

place one day, one step at a time.”

ADDICTION COUNSELLING & TREATMENT

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • I work from a holistic framework, which takes into account the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. It recognizes that substance use disorders impact every facet of a person's life and well-being.

  • This approach seeks to address not only the symptoms of addiction but also the underlying factors that contribute to it, fostering healing on multiple levels.

  • Before therapy commences, a thorough evaluation is performed to determine the nature, stage, and severity of the client's problem(s).

  • The assessment is important in determining the intensity and type of treatment that will be recommended. 

  • Once the assessment is complete, an individualised treatment plan is developed. 

  • Depending on the outcome of the assessment, I also offer referral services (for detox and inpatient treatment).

  • Sessions by appointment only.

ADDICTION COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

​Addiction counselling is a specialized field that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, evaluation, treatment, and recovery of persons with an addiction.

Individual counseling helps the client: 

  • Reduce and/or stop their drug and/or alcohol use.

  • To strengthen motivation and helps to build a plan for change. 

  • Identify thoughts, emotions and behaviours that interfere with recovery. 

  • Develop coping strategies and tools.

  • Identify and understand the underlying causes of their drug and/or alcohol use by exploring how past events, thoughts, and circumstances shape their present behaviors.

During therapy, I also meet with the client's support system to provide guidance and education. 

 

I offer referrals to outside medical and mental health services. 

 

MATRIX MODEL INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME

The Matrix Model is a well-regarded therapeutic approach designed to treat individuals with substance use disorders.  The Matrix model provides a structured and comprehensive programme that combines elements from various evidence-based practices, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, contingency management, and family therapy.   It's tailored to address not only the substance use itself but also the underlying psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to addiction.

 

Core components include:

  • A minimum 16-week intensive programme

  • Structured, weekly individual, group, and family sessions

  • Individualized treatment plans

  • Family education and support

  • Personal accountability

  • Groups focused on early recovery 

  • Relapse prevention skill-building

  • Drug screening

  • Post-treatment support groups

  • Mental health services

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WITH EFFECTIVE TREATMENT & SUPPORT
RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!

Contact

  • Contact made via email, text message, or WhatsApp only.

  • Sessions are provided strictly by appointment. 

  • Cancellations made later than 24 hours will be charged.

  • Patients to claim from their medical aid in their own capacity.

I invite you to spend some time with me - Let's connect.

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