Masithethe Counselling Services opened a new centre r in King William’s Town last week Thursday.
Masithethe director Jackie Orsmond said the main goal of the organisation is to see members of the community living happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.
“Our strengths at the centrer are volunteerism, counselling, lay counsellor training, community development, trauma debriefing and workplace debriefings,” she said.
Masithethe aims to reduce personal stress and emotional pain through readily available telephone and face-to-face counselling, as well as personal growth programmes.
It provides professional and confidential services offered by well-trained, disciplined lay counsellors and social workers.
“There is a growing need for our services in the KWT area as we are receiving many calls, WhatsaApp messages and e-mails from the KWT and surrounding areas.
”To facilitate this emotional wellness within individuals, Masithethe contributes significantly to a comprehensive community programme that links HIV/Aids, gender violence, victim empowerment, emotional distress and relationship difficulties,” said Orsmond.
She indicated counselling normally deals with emotional crisis, trauma, abuse, violence, relationships, youth-related issues, work-related issues, loneliness, illness and feelings of hurt, anger, frustration, rejection, disappointment and intentions of suicide.
Training and counselling services are available to all communities, focusing on telephone and face-to-face counselling, lifeskills training and trauma debriefing.
The centrer is situated at the KWT Child and Youthcare Centre at 1 Syringa Avenue.
It operates on Monday, Tuesday and at Wednesday from 9am to 1pm.
For an appointment for confidential and free counselling, contact the centre at 043-722-2000, or 084-091-5410 or e-mail email@example.com