Meet the facilitators

By virtue of providing counselling and trauma services in state hospitals and other service organisations, ACDiSA’s trainers have acquired broad experience and depth of understanding in dealing with a variety of human problems, including trauma and pain. These professionals work with patients, their families, victims of road accidents and crime, the terminally ill, doctors, nurses and students.  

ACDiSA’s trainers have extensive experience in overseeing the practical internship training of psychology counsellors, student volunteer programs, and practical training of psychology  and other students. 

ACDiSA’s founding members:

Practical counselling training and experience

Our hands-on training is for people who are involved in the world of counselling or whose job calls on them to do counselling. This includes students and professional practitioners, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, pastors and spiritual leaders.

Student connection and community heart

We are involved in a number of programmes providing students with practical experience and training. This includes BPsych intern counsellors, psychology, theology, medical and other students at Steve Biko and George Mukhari Academic Hospitals (Pretoria).

At the same time as gaining practical experience, the student and professional volunteers boost the psycho-social services available at these hospitals, at no additional cost or burden.   Read more…


> Whole person care: Paying attention to all the ways of being – physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual.  

> Working with all people with compassion, understanding and respect.   

> Supporting the strategic intent of the government to make professional psychological services available and accessible to everyone.