Registered Counsellor (HPCSA and BACP) 
Dip.Dec, BPsych(Hons)UNISA


Addiction, Trauma & Couple Counselling
online & face to face counselling
076 054 5510
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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 that inpatient or more specialised care is required. 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. Services are available in English and Afrikaans. 


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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Jéan-Marie Olwage is a qualified counsellor and she is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as an individual member. 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. 

Jéan-Marie then went on to work at an inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre, first as a case manager and then as one of the directors. She assisted the centre with their registration with the DSD as well as with the setting up their life skills and 12 steps program. In 2017, seeing a huge need for more affordable rehabilitation, she set up an outpatient addiction program as part of her existing counselling practise. 

She has had the privilege to contribute to several magazine articles, as well as to appear on numerous local television productions on the subjects of addiction, single parenting and terminal illness. Some of her many passions include addiction counselling, trauma, higher functioning Autism Spectrum children and couple counselling. She is fully bilingual (English and Afrikaans) and her approach is a practical one. Due to her medical background, counselling is very focused on holistic well-being.


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 /

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.