Christelle Fouché

I was born in Bethlehem, lived a few years in Cape Town, but spent most of my life growing up in Paarl where I went to school.

After school I decided to study B.Psych at MGI Durbanville in 2009. In my 4th year, after doing internships in impoverished communities (Mitchell’s Plain Day Clinic and MOU, Kraaifontein Community) I realised my love for community work. I finished studying in 2013, after which I married and wrote my Board exam in the same year. I registered as a counsellor in the beginning of 2014.

I started working for Good Hope Psychological Service in June 2014 by representing them and working at Huis van Heerde in Moorreesburg where I helped the children to adapt where we tried to teach them basic coping skills.

In June 2015, I decided I wanted to work in a bigger community, thus started working at TC Newman Hospital 4 days a week. This is where I can live out my passion for working with communities and slowly but surely strengthening them.

Currently my week is divided between Good Hope Psychological Service in Paarl at TC Newman Hospital, and private practice in Malmesbury, where I also work with children where the focus is more on equipping them with life skills needed to live a successful and full life.