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Alex Hamlyn

Founder and Director of Houghton House  Alex Hamlyn

Certifications: click to see  >> NAADAC; UKPCBADC <<
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If you want to stop using, you are going to have to stop using

Alex Hamlyn an internationally recognised expert in addiction rehabilitation.

Since 1995 Alex has been involved with several prominent addiction recovery practices and held road-shows, seminars, training programmes, authorship and advisories on the field of addiction rehabilitation.

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Dan Wolf

Dan Wolf, Director of Houghton House Group of Treatment Centres

Certifications: click to see  >>Masters. Ed. Psych, BA,  BA Psychology. << see  – Dan Wolf Psychologist Webpage
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“The first step is always the most difficult, but also the most rewarding, to take…”

Dan Wolf, director of Houghton House Group of Treatment Centres, is a registered psychologist who specialises in dealing with addictive disorders.

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Dr Hashendra Ramjee


MBBCh – GP with an interest in addiction treatment
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Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) at University of the Witwatersrand
Master of Science (MSc) at University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria

“A multidisciplinary approach gives people in recovery the best chance of staying clean”

Dr. Ramjee completed his medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1997. He worked and trained for two years in the United Kingdom in the field of specialised addiction medicine.

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Dr David Webb

BSc(Hons), MBBCh (Wits), N Cert Ex Sc (HFPA)

Associate Doctor at Houghton House

Personal Website  –

Recovery from addiction means learning to live differently

Stopping drinking and using drugs is easy. Many of us have done that several times! What, for most of us, is very difficult is to stay stopped. In active addiction, using is not a choice. Partly, this is because the symptoms of addiction that we generally don’t talk about – hopelessness, depression, anxiety, fear, feelings of aloneness and isolation, and very importantly, anhedonia (never looking forward to anything or finding enjoyment in daily life and activities) – tend to trap us in a vicious cycle of using and drinking.

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Kenneth Wilson

Director of Outpatient Services

“Act as if”

M.A. Psych. (Natal)

Kenneth is a registered Counselling Psychologist and Executive Coach.

His work has included child, adult, couples and group psychotherapy, psychological assessments, and supervision of intern psychologists and lay counsellors. He has specific interests in Addictive Disorders, Chronic Pain and Executive Coaching. In 2007, he established Pathfinder, a sexual addictions treatment programme which has allowed numerous clients over the years to overcome compulsive sexual behaviour. He has consulted to numerous organisations including Investec, Anglo-American and 3M. Over the past five years he has developed an executive coaching practice.

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Aasiyah Mia

 Unisa Social Work Honours

“It’s your road and yours alone others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you”

I completed my honours degree at the University of South Africa (Unisa), majoring in social work and criminology. My internship was spent at Sparrow Schools. These schools focuses on enhancing the lives of children with special needs. Thereafter I joined a community outpatient drug rehabilitation centre.

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Jacqui Russon

BSc. Occupational Therapy (Hons.)

 “Every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.” -Viktor Frankl

Jacqui completed her honours degree through the University of Cape Town in 2007 and is currently registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. 

Prior to joining the Houghton House team, Jacqui worked as an Occupational Therapist at two large private psychiatric clinics in Cape Town, working with adults and adolescents and their families. Her work included individual, group and family therapy in the addiction, general psychiatric and eating disorder units. Jacqui worked at a private addiction treatment centre prior to relocating to Johannesburg in 2017.

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Victoria Webster

Clinical Psychologist at Houghton House

Masters Clinical Psychology

“If you keep going where you are going, you will end up where you are heading”

Victoria completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology through the University of Witwatersrand. Victoria has also completed a Masters degree in research psychology at the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining Houghton House in 2015, Victoria has worked in a rehabilitation centre in Cape Town specialising in alcohol, drug and sugar addiction.

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Shuanize Fakude

Counselling Psychologist at Houghton House

Certifications: click to see  >> Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology <<

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”- Carl Rogers

I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Nelson Mandela University in 2020. Prior to that, I completed my internship at the university’s Emthonjeni Student Wellness where I was working with students presenting with a range of mental illnesses.

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Kyle Duarte

Clinical Criminal Psychologist at Houghton House

Great acts are made up of small deeds. – Lao Tzu

Msc Clinic Psychology obtained at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University 2011

BA Hons Psychology obtained at UNISA 2013

BA Psychology and criminology obtained at UNISA 2018

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Richard Wood

Counsellor at Houghton House

After a failed sports career due to substance abuse, I feel like I found my calling. Helping people.
I have worked in treatment centres around South Africa and I am happy to say that I have found my home at Houghton House

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoléon Bonaparte

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Zippy Gaven

SANC – Senior Nurse at Houghton House

“Don’t be hard on yourself… You have taken the first step towards a better life.”

Zippy is a South African Council registered professional nurse with over ten years experience in psychiatry and substance abuse nursing. She trained and qualified in 1987 at the George Sterkman Hospital in the former Boputhatswana. She has also completed a course in community nursing.

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Ashley Wilkinson

Admissions Co-ordinator

Recovery is easy if you are just guided how to do it. I love recovery. 

Ashley is a trainee counsellor who has worked at Houghton House for over 5 years. Prior to her appointment as admissions co-ordinator she was responsible for the oversight of the nurses and patients during the weekends.

Ashley has completed two of the Alex Hamlyn Counselling Courses.

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