in person and online lay COUNSELLING

Grace Counselling offers lay Christian counselling** and our counsellors are trained to this end. 

Our counsellors cannot counsel within the scope of any mental health diagnoses / addictions / major depression / legal issues. 

They work within their skills to assist you to work through any life-issues you may be facing. 

If they feel you need further assistance, they will recommend a referral. 

**Lay Christian counsellors are volunteers trained in Christian counselling [they are not psychologists]. 

They will come alongside you and help guide you toward a healthy relationship with God and offer Biblically-based tools and support.

We offer Christian lay counselling and we are a donations-based service to the community [where people can afford], so we do have a waiting list.


If you are in a crisis or if you or any other person may be in danger - 

please do not use this page.  

Our Emergency Numbers can provide you with immediate support.


If you or someone you know needs counselling, they can mail us on  

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 be of help for you.

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.