WE BELIEVE:

  • that individuals, families and communities have the potential to change, grow           and take responsibility for themselves
  • that family life strengthen when it is supported through communication
  • that healthy family life promotes community well-being
  • in diverse types of family life - all families are affirmed

Through our Family and Counselling Project that exists as a fully developed business unit of FAMSA Pretoria and operates under an executive committee comprising community representatives, a director, an accountant, seven social workers, four auxiliary workers, two administrative personnel and four volunteers.

This project aims to:

  • Keep families together and safe
  • Provide support mechanisms to families in order to be well-functioning and               self-reliant
  • Keep families as the primary caregivers of family members
  • Improve the well-being of family members within their families and                               communities
  • Work with families at risk to prevent the removal of family members from the             home
  • Support the strengths of families and improve the functioning of families so               that the behaviour that led to any crisis is less likely to occur
  • Reunite families and family members who have been removed at some point 

The Services that FAMSA delivers to achieve the project aims are based on two key objectives:

OBJECTIVE 1

To provide services to children, youth and adults on an individual level and in relationships. These services are delivered through screening, assessment,       counselling, therapy, play-therapy techniques, mediation, information sessions and     referrals.

Utilizing these techniques, we are able to provide: 

  • Short and long term counselling
  • Relationship and marriage counselling
  • Play-therapy techniques for traumatized children
  • Marriage preparation and enrichment programs
  • Individual therapy - depression, personal growth
  • Family counselling
  • Divorce counselling
  • Divorce mediation
  • Grief counselling
  • Employment Assistance programmes
  • Wellness programmes
  • Trauma debriefing
  • Parenting skills
  • Child and parent attachment sessions
  • Anger management
  • Counselling for domestic violence victims
  • Educational talks with the community
  • Preventative services for family stability
  • Advocacy to strengthen families
  • Happy Chappy Play Therapy for children of Divorce (Age 3-8)

OBJECTIVE 2

The second objective in turn supports the first through the provision of training services to all counsellors who deliver these services. In doing this, we are able to provide a specialized and professional service to families. 

All the funds in this project help us to fund our community development projects.

fee STRUCTURE

PLEASE PHONE OR EMAIL US TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Weekday Counselling

Individual counselling - R330 per hour

Couples/Marriage counselling - R360 per hour

Family counselling - R530 for 90 minutes (R450 for 60 minutes)

Legal Info - R370 for 45 minutes

Mediation session - R830 for 90 minutes

Parenting Skills Programme - R 1600  (R200 for 8 sessions -1 hour)

Saturday Counselling

1. Individual counselling - R 400 per hour

2. Couples/Marriage counselling - R 450 per hour

3. Family counselling - R 600 for 90 minutes

4. Happy Chappy Play Therapy for children of Divorce (3-8 years) -                               R 250 per session

5. Pre-Marriage Course

      •  Information Session - R 100 for 30 minutes
      •  Questionnaire - R 350 (Couple to pay online)
      •  Feedback session (3-4) - R 380 for each session   
      • Total fee R1620

            EFT PAYMENT REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT (SATURDAYS)

*If you want to claim the fees back from your MEDICAL AID, please contact your medical aid and find out if they cover counselling service fees.

If your medical aid covers counselling service fees, you stil pay FAMSA . We will give you an invoice and you can claim it back from your medical aid.*

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