TRUE GROWTH COUNSELLING 

Outpatient Addiction Program (substances, alcohol, gambling, pornography/sex, games), Couple Counselling and Trauma Counselling

ABOUT TRUE GROWTH - Because your Story 

At True Growth we offer a confidential and professional counselling service for adults, teenagers and children. With 17 years' experience in the counselling field, we are passionate about mental health. Services include an outpatient addiction program, couple counselling, trauma counselling, divorce, single parenting, grief counselling, stress management, anger management, Trisomy 13 and 18 as well as career assessment. 

We are affiliated with Addiction Recovery Pretoria and together we offer an affordable and professional outpatient addiction program (minimum 12 weeks).  

Appointments are on average 51-60 minutes long. During the first session the client and the counsellor will agree how they will work together.  If you feel uncertain about whether counselling is right for you, you are welcome to attend an initial session, with no obligation to commit to further sessions. Online and face to face services are available. 

In some circumstance, we may feel that clients presenting with more specialised needs may find more appropriate care through another service or medical professional. If this is the case - we will talk this through with you - and we will make a referral. True Growth is proud to be one of Bestmed Medical Aid's preferred providers and we are contracted in with most medical aids. 


UPCOMING EVENTS

LIVING A LIFE OF PURPOSE COURSE


We are presenting an exciting course that gives practical tools to live a more purpose driven lifestyle by focusing on attachment styles, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, toxic decluttering, stress management and answering that all important question of who am I? Identify which thinking patterns are self-defeating and holding you back. Space is limited. 

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Cost: R1 450, however, if registration and payment is made before 20 January 2024 cost is only R1 250.

E-mail truegrowthcounselling@talc.co.za for more information and to register.


JEAN-MARIE OLWAGE 

DIRECTOR AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR, MBACP 

Registered with the HPCSA and BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Jéan-Marie Olwage qualified as a counsellor in 2006 after completing an honours degree in Psychology.  She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and as a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). She also holds a diploma in nursing, with a background of nursing in a spinal injury and neurological intensive care unit. 

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 Department of Social Development and the Department of Health 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. 

https://www.therapyroute.com/site/jean-marie-olwage-pretoria-za


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 Counsellor and I 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


QUINTON MUNDELL

HPCSA REGISTERED COUNSELLOR, LIFE COACH AND INTERNATIONAL LIFE COACH TUTOR


My name is Quinton Mundell. I have an honours degree in Psychology. I am a registered counsellor, life coach and an international life coach tutor. I was trapped in my own rigid thinking and stagnant behaviour patterns for many years. Life threw several curve balls at me, which created within me a desire to escape my own emotional pain, and in return help others who might feel the same. I have worked with so many individuals, groups, and families with their own battles. Throughout my journey I stayed committed to reach my end goal. My belief and commitment in my clients gave them the strength to stay committed to reach their end goals in life which brought so much joy in my life knowing I could make difference in someone’s life.

https://www.quintonmundell.com/


FEES

  • Please note that our fees have increased as from 2 January 2024. 
  • Medical aid tariffs are charged for hourly sessions. 
  • Please contact us to enquire as to the cost of our outpatient addiction program. 
  • Most medical aids are accepted, except for GEMS, Medihelp and Profmed.  We are also one of Bestmed's preferred service providers. 

 

TRUE GROWTH BLOG ARTICLES

Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

To read the full article, please visit

https://truegrowthcounsell.wixsite.com/jeanmarie/post/warning-signs-of-an-abusive-relationship


WHY WE SELF-DECEIVE AND THE VALUE OF COUNSELLING VIDEO

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.