Ruth Katz Consulting Social Worker June 1991 - Present - M A Soc Sci (cum laude) , UJ, 1992 Pr No: 8900639 SACSSP Reg No: 10-05825 The motto / slogan that appears on my business card and my flyer - 'Look within-the secret is inside you' -Hui-Neng - It reflects my belief that clients have all the answers to the things that trouble them and our job as mental health professionals is to help them realise that and take it from there! I help Families of Alcoholics, People with Bipolar Mood Disorder and Stroke Survivors with individual, couple and family counselling. I do short-term, solution-focused, structured counselling using easy-to-remember questionnaires Other services: Anger Management, Career Coaching, Life Coaching, Parental Guidance, Stress Management, Computer Training for Seniors Cash and Medical Aids accepted
We have 3 centres situated in Alexandra, Norwood and Soweto respectively. At these centres, we offer both telephone counselling as well as face-to-face counselling with specialist areas being rape, trauma and couples counselling. During our previous financial year, we attended to 15 204 clients across the three centres. We further have teams of peer educators going door-to-door in Alexandra and Soweto engaging with community members on emotional wellness, offering support and appropriate referrals to individuals in need. For the twelve month period, our peer educators reached 30 411 community members. Both counselling and peer education are funded by the Anglo American Chairman's Fund.
LifeLine was established in 1970. This was out of a need for community members to have access to a 24-hour telephonic service that can assist them to address the psychological and social stresses and trauma that they are struggling to deal with. For example; family problems, trauma, depression, loneliness, pregnancy, HIV infection / affection, bereavement, sexual and gender violence, substance abuse, or any other situation where a person is struggling to cope with life, in general.
Counseling and Therapy to patients with cancer, IVF and general pain management. I also offer counseling in the following areas: Trauma Counseling, Marital Counseling, Counseling for Anxiety and Depression, Grief and Bereavement Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling. Charges at medical aid rates.
It all starts with behaviour. Constant negative behaviour is a symptom of a person's inner world that has been disrupted. My aim is to find the underlying causes of these behaviours. Once the underlying causes have been identified, you (the client) and I, work through each challenge. I help you come to terms with your challenges and find new ways to cope. this results in better problem solving. I also help you find new and healthier ways to release your emotions. This results in improved behavioural patterns, better decision-making and an overall positive outlook and outcome on life. I offer online and in person counselling. I am qualified to work with adults, teenagers and children struggling with: -Behaviour and Motivation -Relationship troubles -Trauma -Anxiety Sexuality issues Depression