FAQ’s

HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOUR ORGANISATION?

The need in the community for affordable professional help is overwhelming. We rely 100% on funding from donations to continue providing this invaluable service.

To Support us financially, donations can be made into our bank account:

ABSA Stellenbosch

Branch code: 632005

Cheque Account: 4074178215

Since we offer treatment and assistance to people from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, companies whishing to donate to GHPS can improve on their BEE status. By contributing 1% of their Nett Profit after tax to this compliant charity. Qualifying Small Enterprises can earn a full 25% of their BEE points as per the Generic BEE scorecard.

If you cannot support us financially, you can spread the word about the work we do; networking and taking hands with like minded organisations is critical in any community work.

We are always looking for stationary and therapeutic material – please contact us to enquire for more specific details.

 

HOW DO I  MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE A THERAPIST?

Stellenbosch area: Phone the office at (021) 8877913

Paarl area: Phone TC Newman Clinic at (021) 8876400 and ask for Good Hope Psychological Service

Unfortunately we always have a waiting list. Your contact details and reason for referral will be put on the waiting list. As soon as there is an opening, one of the therapists will contact you with a date and time for an appointment. It is crucial to provide us with the correct contact details.

CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR SOMEONE ELSE?

We do accept referrals. However it is very important that the person KNOWS they are being referred and more important that the person WANTS the help. Experience has taught us that clients who are referred without understanding the reason for it, often do not arrive for appointments. For this reason we ask that, where possible, the person needing the service phone for an appointment themselves.

Admitting that one needs help is the first step on the road to mental well-being.

DO YOU DO PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENTS?

Although we do have some tests available, the focus of our work is mainly psychological and emotional issues. If we do find that a current client needs to have an assessment done, we try to accommodate them where possible.

CAN I DO MY INTERNSHIP WITH YOU?

By law we can only accommodate students who have been registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa as an Intern Psychologist or Registered Counsellor. Four years study (BPsych) in Psychology in a course accredited by the HPCSA, is the minimum requirement for an internship as Registered Counsellor. A Master’s degree in Counselling or Educational Psychology, with registration with the HPCSA is the requirement for an internship as a Psychologist.

Please contact Elzabe Broekmann with questions in this regard.

CAN I VOLUNTEER AT YOUR ORGANISATION?

Due to the nature of therapeutic work and confidentiality attached to it, we do not have that many opportunities for volunteering. All of our staff are registered at their respective professional bodies and we take ethical guidelines very seriously.

We do make use of volunteers in our administration and with homework assistance or support groups.

WHAT DO YOU NOT DO?

Placement of children in special schools.

Court reports (accept for sexual offenses).

Disability grants.

Prescription of medication.

IF SOMEBODY IS SUICIDAL WHAT DO I DO?

Immediately go to out-patients at your nearest hospital or seek the assistance of a medical doctor.

After the suicide risk is over, we offer therapy to work through the emotional issues related to the event.