FACE TO FACE lay COUNSELLING

Grace Counselling offers short-term, goal-focussed lay counselling to people who need help ‘putting the pieces together’ in their lives. 

It is Biblically-based and focusses on restoring people to a right relationship with God.


If you are in a crisis or if you or any other person may be in danger - don't use this page.  

Our Emergency Numbers can provide you with immediate support.


However, if you or someone you know needs counselling, they can contact:


Grace Counselling  +27 31 003 1830 | counselling@grace.org.za


We offer Christian lay counselling and as we are a donations-based [where people can afford] service to the community, we do have a waiting list.  If you need immediate sessions, please look at our Professionals page - they will be able to offer sessions while you are on the waiting list and should be covered by your medical aid.


We also have Support Groups that may also help - maybe one of them will work for you.


Please also see our site map below to find professional and lay counselling centres in your area.

How to access public mental health services in South Africa

Enzo Sinisi, a clinical psychologist and practising psychoanalyst in Cape Town shares an in-depth look at how to access public mental health services.


South Africa (16 July 2020) – If you have reached the point where you know you need help, but you cannot access private health care and you aren’t sure where to turn next, then this article is for you. We will look at: 

  • What brings people to counselling and other mental health services?
  • What if you do not want to or are not able or ready to meet with a mental health professional?
  • How do mental health services in the public health system work?
  • How do you find nearby services?
  • In an emergency, what should you do?
  • What if a family member or friend needs to go to the hospital but refuses?

For more on this article, click here.