At Trauma Treatment, we are dedicated to helping you overcome addiction and mental health challenges through personalised, evidence-based counseling. We focus on addressing the root causes, including underlying traumas, to empower you to reclaim your life and build a fulfilling future. Your recovery journey is unique and unfolds through conversations that reformat your mind. Take the first step towards healing with us today.

Take the first step on your path to recovery and I will safely guide you the rest of your way.

Learn More About Complex Trauma in Your Life

Consultations can be arranged across a variety of video and voice online platforms.

What happens in Online Addiction Counselling?

Our teletherapy program offers accessible and affordable online addiction treatment worldwide. Using a trauma-informed approach, we provide compassionate and effective care for those facing alcohol and drug addiction, who may not afford traditional rehab.

Our secure and private sessions prioritise confidentiality. My role is to listen without judgment, help you set goals, and guide you toward the life you want.

Rehabs break the cycle of addiction, but ongoing support for underlying issues is often lacking. Online counseling provides personalised support for this aspect of recovery.

The key advantage of online counseling is its accessibility, whether in South Africa or abroad. You can schedule sessions at your convenience, allowing you to work on recovery while maintaining your daily life, without needing a dedicated rehab facility.

How Complex Trauma May Feature in Your Life

Complex trauma often leads to a persistent sense of impending danger. Counseling and therapy aim to reconnect you with your emotions and teach healthier ways to cope with distressing events.

Addiction disorders frequently stem from an inability to manage deep-seated emotional turmoil and a sense of loss, driving individuals to seek temporary relief through substances.

Research reveals that Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) symptoms include stress, low self-esteem, co-dependent behaviors, relationship problems, depression, ADHD, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders, often accompanied by substance use disorders.

If your life feels out of control due to excessive alcohol, drug, sex, gambling, or shopping use, you may be dealing with complex trauma. My private counseling practice in Cape Town focuses on individual care and serves both heterosexual and gay individuals. I also offer couples, family, and group therapy as needed.

What is counselling for addiction?

Addiction counseling is evidence-based treatment that helps you recognise and change negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It’s especially effective for substance abuse, using therapies like cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy. Counseling improves communication and stress management in a supportive environment.

It helps you set goals, like for your career or education, and develop healthy coping mechanisms to prevent relapse, as stressors can increase the risk. Addiction counseling complements other therapies, including medication management and holistic approaches, with minimal side effects.