TRUE GROWTH COUNSELLING
At True Growth we are passionate about assisting individuals struggling with addiction and/or trauma as well as their loved ones. We are affiliated with Addiction Recovery Pretoria and together we offer an affordable and professional outpatient addiction program.
At True Growth Counselling, we also offer career assessments, couple counselling, stress management, trauma counselling, grief counselling and family support. We have a well-established referral network in the event we are unable to assist. True Growth is proud to be one of Bestmed Medical Aid's preferred providers and we are contracted in with most medical aids.
True Growth Counselling offers online and face to face counselling. Strict precautions are in place to ensure the safety of all clients during the lockdown period. Everyone please act responsibly and stay safe.
TRUE GROWTH BLOG ARTICLES
Our latest blog article is focused on children and the impact of the Coronavirus on their mental health well-being currently and longer term.
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JEAN-MARIE OLWAGE - DIRECTOR AND REGISTERED COUNSELLOR
Jéan-Marie Olwage is a qualified counsellor and she is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She first completed a nursing diploma and has a background of working in a spinal and neurological intensive care unit, while she completed her honours degree in Psychology in 2006.
TIMOTHY KING - REGISTERED COUNSELLOR AND NEW INSIGHTS CERTIFIED VIP COACH AT ADDITION RECOVERY PRETORIA
As an addiction counsellor and life coach, I have 13 years experience in the addiction and life coaching fields. I have helped many recovering addicts find sobriety through an affordable and effective outpatient program. I use a combined approach of addiction counselling, life coaching and 12 step work.
I have also developed multiple addiction recovery programs including programs for alcohol and substance abuse, gambling, sex and pornography, along with digital use and gaming disorders. I also have a passion to help men find their true masculinity and deal with the hurt of an absent father. I am a registered counsellor (Council for Counsellors), New Insights certified VIP Life Coach, Board of Addiction Professionals recognised addiction Addiction Counsellor and have a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Counselling.
Contact Details: Timothy King
Addiction Recovery Pretoria
The Wellness House
1015 St Bernard Drive, Garsfontein, Pretoria
Cell No: 081 388 8521
www.addictionrecoverypretoria / www.leadlifecoaching.co.za
Why we Self-deceive and the value of Counselling
We all tend to distort reality to keep our insecurities from attacking our self-esteem, this is known as self-deception. Below is a brilliant talk about how to begin living a more authentic life and how counselling is a gift you give yourself. She gives excellent examples of common defense mechanisms and cognitive distortions.