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In May Sara Van Tonder (From Paarl) and Carien de Klerk from Good Hope Psychological Service in Stellenbosch presented a workshop to doctors working in emergency care on burnout and compassion fatigue. On Friday, November 22, they worked with the same group of doctors and focused on the prevention and treatment of burnout. They also […]

Jenni Twigg, registered counsellor of Good Hope Psychological Service in Stellenbosch, as well as in their Paarl branch, is a born Capetonian who obtained her degree in Psychology (BPsych) at a private university, Midrand Graduate Institute in Durbanville. Because she has always had a passionate interest in the broader family system, she went on to […]

One of the competent counsellors at the Paarl branch of the Good Hope Psychological Service is Martinique Myburgh – a young woman with a cordial personality. Martinique was born in Kimberley, Northern Cape where she finished her primary school. During her high school years, her parents moved to Villiersdorp where she matriculated at De Villiers […]

Helène Smit, one of the registered trauma counsellors at Stellenbosch’s Good Hope Psychological Service, is known for her loving and considerate nature; characteristics that are a great asset in this institution where there is so much trauma and brokenness. Helène was born in Barrydale from where their family moved to Wolseley in her ninth year. […]

Mariëtte Hutton, an accredited art therapist, is a gifted artist who, with her talent, is a great asset to GHPS’s (Good Hope Psychological Service) service. She was born in Vanderbijlpark where she spent her childhood year from where she moved with her parents to Sasolburg at the age of 9. They later moved to Alberton […]

On 10 October 2014, Mental Health Day, we celebrated the opening of the symbolic garden which was cultivated by the psychiatric support group in Paarl under the competent guidance of our counsellor Sara van Tonder. This creative garden at the TC Newman District Community Health Clinic, depicts the trauma of rape and the therapeutic healing […]

Earlier this year, when I first heard José Layman handle someone in distress on the phone, her patient listening, and quiet responses deeply affected me. This resident of Stellenbosch, married to Brandon Layman and mother of two, Gené, 19, and Jaydon, 10, has been the office manager of GHSD (Good Hope Psychological Service) in Stellenbosch […]

On Friday May 31st, Sara Van Tonder ( and Carien de Klerk ( presented a workshop to doctors working in emergency care on burnout and compassion fatigue.  It is a very relevant topic to many in the helping professions.  Burnout occurs more often than we think.  Some of the signs are: A generally negative attitude, […]

I just want to thank you for what you have done for my son. Your consultations with him did him good. Seeing the changes at home and within him made me realize that people in your profession is much needed in our society. I will be forever grateful to you for bringing him to the […]

Claire was born in Johannesburg where she attended primary school.  They then moved to Somerset West, Cape Town when she started high school and has been living in Cape Town ever since. “I have always known that I wanted to work with children,” says Claire. “This lead me on a journey that took me to […]

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