True Growth Counselling 

Registered Counsellor Dip.Dec, BPsych(Hons)UNISA


1. Registered Counsellor

Jean-Marie Olwage is a qualified counsellor, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She is also a member of the Board of Addiction Professionals South Africa (BAPSA) - level 4 addiction professional.

She first qualified as a nurse and worked for seven years in an intensive care unit while completing her honours degree in Psychology. She has had the privilege to appear on the television series "Great Expectations" on a number of occasions, in her professional capacity, as well as on "Verander Dinge" on Kyknet. She has contributed to a number of  magazine articles in "Your Baby", "Your Pregnancy", "You" and "Vrouekeur" magazines, while being a regular writer for the online magazine "Fabulous Ladies".

She was awarded an African Corporate Award of Excellence three years running in the categories - counselling and career assessment 2015 and psychological counselling 2016 and 2017.

Jean-Marie worked at a registered long term, inpatient, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre as a case manager and director for just over 4 years, where her duties included program and policy development, individual and group counselling, life skill groups, record-keeping, assessments, in-service training, overseeing the clinical team and assistance with the registration process of the centre.