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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 […]

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Vicky Talbot

A registered psychologist with a Master’s degree in community-based counselling psychology from WITS University. “Only once you are honest with yourself, can things begin to change” Vicky stayed on at Wits University to work with students at the Counselling and Careers Development Unit. Here she carried out group and individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment and psychoeducation […]

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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 […]

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Victoria Webster

Clinical Psychologist “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 […]

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Ashley Wilkinson

Admissions Co-ordinator The boy bent down to pick up another starfish, smiling as he threw it back into the sea. He replied, “I made a huge difference to that one!” Ashley is a trainee counsellor who has worked at Houghton House for over two years. Prior to her appointment as admissions co-ordinator she was responsible […]

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Kerry King

Counselling Psychologist (MACC- Wits) “The first step towards getting somewhere, is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are”- Unknown. I started my 8 year journey in Cape Town, where I completed my Bachelor of Social Sciences degree at UCT, majoring in Sociology and Psychology. I then decided to do my […]

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Astrid Bleazby Hodgetts

Clinical Psychologist. “Happiness is not ready made-it comes from our own actions”. Astrid completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. After completing her community service year in the psychiatric ward at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, she joined the Houghton House team in 2015. Astrid’s interest and dedication to […]

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Mirelle Wong Cardoso

Psychological Counsellor “It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.” – Russell Brand Mirelle joined Houghton House in 2015 as an Addiction and Trauma Counsellor with 2 years […]

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Debbie van der Merwe

Trauma and Addictions Counsellor  Child Therapist BA  Honours  (Ecomomics),  University of the Witwatersrand BPsych , Unisa “Serenity, courage and wisdom…” After graduating with a degree in Economics, Debbie spent the fist ten years of her working life in a successful career in Banking.  She later decided to return to University to enable her to follow […]

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Zippy Gaven

SANC – Professional Nurse “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 […]

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Franca Omokhomion

SANC – Staff Nurse “Keep going” Franca is a South African Council registered nurse with a qualification from Epiweni Nursing College in Johannesburg. She has completed courses in auxillary nursing, enrolled nursing and caregiving. During the course of her practical training she worked at MediClinic and has also worked at Lenmed Hospital. Franca joined Houghton […]

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Dr David Webb

BSc(Hons), MBBCh (Wits), N Cert Ex Sc (HFPA) Associate 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 […]

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Kenneth Wilson

“Act as if” M.A. Psych. (Natal) Director of Outpatient Services 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 […]

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Dr Hashendra Ramjee

MBBCh – GP with an interest in addiction treatment “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. He […]

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Dan Wolf

Dan Wolf, Director of Houghton House Group of Treatment Centres /MA Psych http://www.danwolf.co.za/ see  – Dan Wolf Psychologist Webpage “The first step is always the most difficult, but also the most rewarding, to take…” Dan Wolf 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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Alex Hamlyn

Founder and Director of Houghton House  Alex Hamlyn / NAADAC; UKPCBADC “If you want to stop using, you are going to have to stop using” -Alex Hamlyn Alex Hamlyn is a nationally recognised expert in addiction rehabilitation. Since 1995 Alex has been involved with several prominent addiction recovery practices and participated in numerous road-shows, seminars, […]

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