Careline Counselling Services

ABOUT US

Gift of the Givers Careline is a free telephone and face to face counseling service aimed at the sincere, selfless service of humanity in a non-judgmental, warm, caring manner irrespective of race, religion, colour, culture or social class upholding the confidentiality and privacy of every individual. 

Trained counselors dedicate themselves to empower individuals, restore their dignity, self respect and honour through counseling, support groups, education and training.The guiding philosophy is:“BEST AMONG PEOPLE ARE THOSE WHO BENEFIT MANKIND”

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OFFERED

 

  1. Counselling:
    Telephone   Toll Free 0800 786 777
    Face-to-Face   Call 033 345 0163
    Online   Email info@giftofthegivers.org
  2. Training
  3. Continuous Development of Counsellors
  4. Support Groups
  5. Community Outreach
  6. Public Awareness
  7. Employment  Assistance Programme
  8. Trauma Debriefing and Counselling

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Counselling

Counselling is a talking therapy that allows an individual to talk about and deal with issues that cause them dis-ease. They explore uncomfortable feelings in a safe non-threatening environment in the presence and support of trained and experienced counsellors.

Our counsellors listen with empathy, respect, dignity, are non judgemental and extend warmth and acceptance. The individual is encouraged

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Continuous Development of Counsellors

At Careline we believe that in order to provide a professional service it is vitally important to engage in new learnings and keep informed of the latest developments. We strive to maintain our standard through constantly evaluating our service. Our needs and gaps are identified through case-load and current social issues.

Counsellors are continuously provided with training, workshops and talks

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Networking

Gift of the Givers Careline understands the power and strength of working together in order to offer their clients the best facilities and resources . Creating awareness to the general public of the type of services Careline offers is necessary. It is understood especially in the field of social service that the expertise of many individuals and organisations are needed thus networking with them

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Employees Assistance Programme

The employee assistance program (EAP) is a service contract between Gift of the Givers Careline and companies. Employees are provided with a variety of support programs. Although EAP is aimed mainly at work-related difficulties, the services rendered also helps employees deal with challenges that originate outside the workplace as this inevitably impacts on attendance and/or work performance. This

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Careline Anniversaries

GOTG Careline Anniversaries are special events commemorated on our annual calendar. It is humbling to remember our early beginnings but equally heartening to realise our learning and growth points.

Our work involves working with vulnerable individuals i.e. women, children, the elderly, troubled marriages, the unemployed and the poverty stricken to name just a few. This is our work on a daily

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Womens Month

Woman’s Day is every day at the Gift of the Givers Careline”

Womens month, especially Womens day which is celebrated on 9th August is a nationally declared holiday to honour our mothers, sisters and daughters who made a significant contribution to address the injustices of the time. We have come a long way since, but our women are still marginalised and discriminated against till today.

Women’s

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Volunteer Counsellor Training

In order to be a volunteer counsellor at the Gift of the Givers Careline one has to undergo a period of training that covers a broad range of topics which deepen self understanding and knowledge of counseling principles and techniques. The training is designed to be interactive and introspective. Trainees are given opportunities throughout the training to practice their skills. Upon completion of

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Coregroup

Gift of the Givers Careline has monthly meetings called Core Groups. These formal, closed meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

This meeting allows volunteer counsellors to look holistically into their volunteer services; it covers various aspects like the following;

  • Administration, management or house keeping matters. Strategic plans for the year, the changes or reformatting of

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Talks and Presentations

The Gift of the Givers Careline is a recognized organization therefore frequently gets invited to do talks and presentations at other organizations, schools, institutions of higher learning, corporate, the health sector and the community at large.

The purpose is varied and could be educational, motivational, creating awareness or even orientating around referral procedures. This is beneficial as

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Community Outreach and "Edutainment"

Gift of the Givers Careline adopts a two pronged approach in addressing psycho-social issues. Whilst it supports individuals, couples and groups through counselling it strongly advocates education and awareness on relevant issues that directly impact on society. With knowledge and information individuals are more aware and are in a position to make informed decisions.

Often people are not aware of

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HIV/AIDS

GOTG Careline staff and counselors are trained to deal with individuals infected with HIV and AIDS and those who are affected by it, for example families, friends and community members. Training has been provided by international and local service providers to practice as HIV/AIDS facilitators and trainers. GOTG Careline facilitators do awareness and education in schools, organizations, companies

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Customised Support Group

Support groups are tailor made according to the need of individuals experiencing loss, divorce, death or any major change in their lives. These are offered to children, adults, couples and groups.

Empowering Women experiencing Domestic Violence

The majority of our case load entails marital and relationship issues. Of these some deal with serious domestic violence. As a result we host support

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Care of the Carers

People across our rainbow nation have benefited from the GOTG Careline Counselling Service.Many of them have trained to become volunteers so that they can extend the support they received and serve at the organisation or in their communities as a way of “paying it forward”.

The organisation understands the value of its volunteer counsellors acknowledging their selfless dedication and commitment

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Disaster Response