Residents of Table View and surrounds now have access to donation-based counselling services on their doorstep. Hope House Counselling Centre has opened up a new centre at 236 Blaauwberg Road. The nonprofit organisation offers individual, family, child and trauma counselling services.
“Due to the high demand for our services in the area, we have opened new premises. Anybody who feels the need to talk to an objective voice of support can make an appointment to see one of our counsellors in a confidential and respectful environment,” says Judy Strickland, founder of Hope House.
Driven to make counselling services available to all, Strickland established Hope House 13 years ago. Since then, the organisation has expanded to include three centres in Bergvliet, Kuils River and now Table View. The team also runs substance abuse prevention and intervention programmes in schools across Cape Town and provide training and field work experience for lay counsellors.
“There are far too few affordable, community-based, mental health services in South Africa,” says Strickland. “Our counsellors are volunteers committed to sharing their experience and skills with those who cannot afford private rates,” says Strickland.
To maintain these services, Hope House asks for a nominal donation, which goes towards the upkeep of the three centres.
“Everybody experiences periods of grief, conflict and extreme stress at some point in their lifetime. We work with families going through divorce, children who have been abused, victims of crime and women with postnatal depression,” says Strickland.
Visit Hope House Table View at 236 Blaauwberg Road and book an appointment via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 081 500 3054.