grace counselling team

Grace Counselling have over one hundred volunteer lay counsellors who serve their local community through Biblically-based face to face counselling, support groups and supervision.


They work in pairs for accountability and as part of a mentor/mentee programme.

the team

The team at Grace Counselling comprises staff and volunteers.

  • madz deyzel grace counselling director, SA national

    Madz Deyzel is the Founder and National Director of Grace Counselling, a lay counselling ministry at Grace Family Church in Durban, South Africa, where she developed the Wholeness Counselling Framework and the renowned Wholeness Course. Her primary focus is teaching and training lay counsellors and mentoring churches in the development of lay counselling ministries. 


    Madz holds a B.A. Hons. Degree in Theology and Counselling through the London School of Theology and the Waverley Counselling Centre. 

  • deb mun-gavin counselling co-ordinator, kwazulu natal

    Deb  is a counselling psychologist who is passionate about increasing societal empathy and improving the emotional well-being within different communities. Deb loves helping others to lead lives with greater freedom and purpose.


    Deb has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (UKZN) with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand.


  • GINA HAMLYN VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR, BALLITO CAMPUS

    Gina is a volunteer counsellor whose focus is on helping individuals understand the dynamics preventing them from feeling satisfied or moving forward in their lives. Her style is warm, engaging and collaborative and she endeavours to provide a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment where people can grow, thrive and learn to lead balanced and fulfilling lives. She co-ordinates a group of volunteer lay counsellors at Grace Family Church, Ballito who are committed to seeing the community provided with spiritual encouragement and support.


    Gina is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience. She has her Diploma in Counselling and Communication (NQF 6) – South African College of Applied Psychology. She is also a Registered Counsellor with the South African Counsel for Counsellors.


  • di van de pas senior counsellor, kwazulu natal

    Di decided after her daughters left home that it was time to give back to the community. She has always had hurting people approach her with their life stories and their hurts so she decided that she needed to up-skill herself in this area to be qualified to journey through their lives in their time of need.

    Di has been counselling for around nine years.


    Certificate in Christian Counseling NQF : 5 - Damelin

    Programme in Advanced Counselling NQF : 6 - Unisa

    6 years work experience after completion of all courses - Life Line


  • corinne carr senior counsellor, kwazulu natal

    Corinne counsels in a Christian environment because she believe that people ultimately find their security, self worth, significance and hope in the Creator, and not in creation.


    HDE - higher Diploma in Education

    Advanced certificate in counselling- Unisa

    Registration with Council for Counsellors South Africa

  • mercy pillay counsellor care, riverside campus, kzn

    Counselling at Grace has helped Mercy develop a deeper relationship with God. She sees the amazing work of the Holy Spirit each time she is in the counselling room. Her goal is to encourage a closer walk with God through the Grace Counseling process. " "As a result of counselling, most counsellees have a renewed sense of hope and healing, which impacts both their families and communities."


    Higher Certificate in Christian Community Counselling: Cornerstone University

  • lu harman counselling administrator, SA national

    Lu runs the administration for Grace Counselling.


    She is passionate about seeing people restored to a right relationship with God and loves providing support to the Grace Counsellors on the team. She runs all aspects of the Counselling Centre, from face to face counselling to social media to events.