HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE A THERAPIST?
Send an email to request a referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stellenbosch area: Phone the office at (021) 887 7913
Paarl area: Phone TC Newman Clinic at (021) 887 6400 and ask for Good Hope Psychological Service
CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR SOMEONE ELSE?
We do accept referrals. However it is very important that the person KNOWS they are being referred and more important that the person WANTS the help. Experience has taught us that clients who are referred without understanding the reason for it, often do not arrive for appointments. For this reason we ask that, where possible, the person needing the service phone for an appointment themselves.
Admitting that one needs help is the first step on the road to mental well-being.
DO YOU DO PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENTS?
Although we do have some tests available, the focus of our work is mainly psychological and emotional issues. If we do find that a current client needs to have an assessment done, we try to accommodate them where possible.
CAN I DO MY INTERNSHIP WITH YOU?
By law we can only accommodate students who have been registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa as an Intern Psychologist or Registered Counsellor. Four years study (BPsych) in Psychology in a course accredited by the HPCSA, is the minimum requirement for an internship as Registered Counsellor. A Master’s degree in Counselling or Educational Psychology, with registration with the HPCSA is the requirement for an internship as a Psychologist.
Please contact Carien de Klerk with questions in this regard.
CAN I VOLUNTEER AT YOUR ORGANISATION?
Due to the nature of therapeutic work and confidentiality attached to it, we do not have that many opportunities for volunteering. All of our staff are registered at their respective professional bodies and we take ethical guidelines very seriously.
We do make use of volunteers in our administration and with homework assistance or support groups.
WHAT DO YOU NOT DO?
IF SOMEBODY IS SUICIDAL WHAT DO I DO?