Renee Shearing

By: Renee Shearing  11-11-2011
Keywords: Mental Health, Chemical Dependency

Individual Counselling

I have a therapeutic practise in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town where I can meet with individuals for short, medium or long term counselling

Skype or Telephone Consultations
For those individuals who would find accessing my practise difficult, I also offer a service of Skype or telephone consultation.

Assessment of Treatment requirements and Treatment Interventions
For those individuals or family members who may feel that they or their family member benefit from formalised psychiatric or alcohol or drug treatment, I am able to assist in exploring this as an option.

Outpatient treatment package
For those Chemically dependent individuals who are not ready for or are unable to attend a formalised treatment setting, I offers a 5 week treatment package which includes;

  • Twice weekly individual counselling

  • Education around Chemical Dependency and Addiction

  • Introduction and mentoring around the 12 Step Approach

  • Family involvement and sessions where appropriate

  • Group Sessions (where appropriate)

  • Regular Drug Testing (where appropriate)

Family work
Although in most cases focus is on individual work, individuals do not exist in isolation and often family involvement and counselling can be a very helpful part in treatment.
I often work with couples and families when this is necessary and appropriate in the treatment of the individual.
Group work

I have extensive experience with group work and although my current focus is not on group work, I do have the facility and the skills to do group work whenever this would be appropriate or necessary.

Linking to Other Health Professionals
Whenever appropriate I will be able to link individuals to any treatment professional necessary in order to deal with their problem effectively.

Professional Supervision
I offer supervision to other health professionals working in the area of mental health and addiction

Keywords: Chemical Dependency, Mental Health