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Apprenticeship @ TFCC

Apprenticeship @ TFCC

Testimonial from Christiane Viljoen: My journey in psychology started back in 2017 when I began my studies. Throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, it became clear that the psychology syllabus, although extremely informative and educational, lacked a great deal of “real world” application. Over the course of my studies, I was provided with the theory of psychology; ranging from its founders up until the present day, however, I had not been taught how to use it. This is where something…

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Trauma Debrief

Trauma Debrief

One of the ways The Family Counselling Centre (TFCC) provides professional mental health services to those in need is by providing crisis interventions; such as trauma debriefs with employees and staff, families, and groups. Trauma is something we are frequently exposed to, either directly or indirectly. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, crime or natural disaster. Trauma sets in immediately after the event, with shock and denial being typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable…

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Staff Workshops

Staff Workshops

Valley Development Projects (VDP) and its staff is one of the projects that The Family Counselling Centre (TFCC) supports by providing workshops and debrief sessions at highly reduced fees. VDP uses an integrated development approach to combat a number of social issues, alleviate poverty and address the imbalances of the past; based on the vision of “a healthy, self-reliant community with sufficient resources for people who are confident to make their own informed choices in a constantly changing environment”. This…

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ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aggression etc.

ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aggression etc.

Does any of this sound familiar to you? Your child is unable to sit still, he does not follow instructions, she is so manipulative, punishment does not seem to work, her teacher thinks she might be depressed, very low concentration span, struggling with sequencing etc. Terms like ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia seem to be brandied about quite easily and it seems like, if the child has a label or a diagnosis it might be easier to send him/her off to…

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Are you living with a special needs/disabled child?

Are you living with a special needs/disabled child?

Then this is for you! One of our passions at The Family Counselling Centre is disability awareness. I, Andrea Nettel, have a special heart for families living with disabilities because my son was diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy at age 2 . He is severely disabled and needs an electric wheelchair and a service dog to function semi-independently. He is now 16, goes to Wynberg Boys High School and aside from his disability he is a normal teenager. My journey with…

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DREAM – Developing a Relationship between Emotions And Movement

DREAM – Developing a Relationship between Emotions And Movement

Building Resiliance through Movement Resilience – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. What is it that makes someone recover quickly? Or what is it that encourages toughness? Research has done little to effectively pinpoint what it is that makes someone more tough or able to cope with life’s challenges better than others. But what we do know is that when the brain believes that the body is safe it has more “elasticity” to form new concepts and is…

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