Specialising in Clinical Social Work
BHF: 0710393; SAASWIPP; SACSSP:1008433; IHRA
Private Practice currently in Strand, Cape Town.
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, Licensed 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 currently in Strand, Cape Town.
Online Counselling since 2019.
Recent Blog Posts
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".
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
Behavioural Problem Therapy
Family & Marriage Therapy & Counselling
Rape / Abuse Counselling
Substance Abuse & Addiction
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Psychosocial Counsellor?
Psychologist: person who is qualified by graduate study in psychology and training in clinical psychology (master’s degree, internship and HPCSA registration - in South Africa you can register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in 9 categories) and who provides testing and counselling services to patients with mental and emotional disorders.
What is the difference between Counselling and Therapy
- In the field as it now stands, the argument as to whether counselling differs significantly from psychotherapy is largely academic.
- Some use 'psychotherapy' to refer to longer-term work and 'counselling' to refer to shorter term work
What are the benefits of consulting a social work professional?
Social workers are professionals who are trained to assess your issues and work with you to bring about change in your life.
Social workers see the big picture. We are aware of the impact that social issues, culture, economic circumstances, stress and relationship dynamics have on the lives of individuals and families.
Social workers are trained to work in teams and may be helpful in working together with other professionals involved in your case.
Social workers are trained to be real and respectful with their clients.
Social workers are trained to be practical in their thinking whilst remaining aware of complex psychological issues.
Most medical aids offer cover for social work services.
What is your fee structure?
The services I offer aren’t the only factor determining the fee. I believe strongly that a facility to transform people's lives for the better, should be accessible to all. It is for that reason that my fees per session (90 minutes) are significantly lower than the industry standard (as prescribed by medical aid schemes). This also allows for more sustainable therapy. I practise as a fee-for-service psychosocial practitioner in a cash-based private practice. Payment can be done PRIOR or at your appointment, via EFT or in cash. A receipt will be issued, reflecting the appropriate ICD-10 diagnostic codes (with your consent), for the submittance to any medical fund. Fees can be negotiated according to client needs, prior to the first visit.
What is your business hours?
Mo – Thu: 09h00 – 19h00
What does others say about Annaliese?
"One of the most awesome ladies that I have had the privilege to meet... and the best councillor's I have been to".