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Annaliese Rix

Psychosocial Counsellor

Specialising in Clinical Social Work

BHF: 0710393; SAASWIPP; SACSSP:1008433; IHRA

Private Practice in Strand, Cape Town.

In-Person and Online Counselling ... from anywhere, anytime... to anywhere.

Thirty two years credentialed experience in the Social Work, Counselling and Management fields. The combination of operating as a lecturer, Registered Clinical Social Worker in medical and mental health settings, and as a director, has enabled me to develop a range of counselling, therapy, and business-related competencies.

Private Practice in Strand, Cape Town.

Online Counselling since 2019 .

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Integrated and Multilevel

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile".
Mother Teresa

I am passionate about empowering people through processes of change, growth and transformation. This, especially in situations where old patterns and hurt became obstacles in living one's best life.

I enjoy working with a variety of situations. An integrated approach of different theoretical models and techniques (supported by empirical evidence), that would serve each individual the best, is a priority.

Interventions that are solution focused and empowers with the necessary impact, remain my priority

Areas of Expertise

  • Anger Management

  • Behavioural Problem Therapy

  • Bereavement counselling

  • Divorce Counselling

  • Family & Marriage Therapy & Counselling 

  • Life Coaching

  • Mood Disorders

  • Palliative Care

  • Play Therapy

  • Rape / Abuse Counselling

  • Substance Abuse & Addiction

  • Trauma Counselling

  • Workshops; Guest Speaker

Some Career Highlights


Professional representation of Injecting Drug Users as a Key Population at a “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” (CDC) and “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief” (PEPFAR) workshop to advise on a National Plan for Key Populations at risk for HIV.

The South African National Strategic Plan

Participated in the draft proposal for The South African National Strategic Plan for HIV, STI’s and TB 2012 - 2017.


Member of the Technical Work Group of the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). Professional representation of PWID (People Who Inject Drugs) as a key population. Participated as a field researcher in the Rapid Assessment and Response (RAR) on HIV and Injecting drug users in three selected provinces in South Africa.

Professional Counselling Centre Ithemba

Pioneering and growing an established and very successful Professional Counselling Centre (Ithemba Counselling Centre in Pretoria - now operating as "Khuluma Family Counselling").


Invited to participate in the National Conference of The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC).

Poster presentations at IHRA conference in Beirut, Lebanon.

Partnered with Gerhard Schröder to form PODS (People and Organisational Development Services)


Contact Me

Please feel free to contact me, I’d love to hear from you!

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+27 83 6513455


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