Our expert medical team of carers, nurses and registered therapists is led by a treatment team of consultant psychiatrists and addiction professionals who provide a full range of addiction treatment options for our clients. Because we utilize an individualized treatment programme that is highly client specific, our treatment team is considerable and highly collective in terms of skills.
Plettenberg Bay has an absolute wealth of experienced medical and health practitioners. They work together to assist patients with fulfilling their specific needs. These amazing people comprise our addiction treatment team and every one of them helps Pathways to pursue and build its name for leading edge addiction treatment, that meets people where they are in their own, unique process.
Pathways clients are cared for by a treatment team of professionals with extensive experience in addiction treatment and recovery. This team of special and devoted practitioners includes specialist psychiatrist Doctor Swanepoel, Doctor Peter Berning, Doctor Samuel Botha and Doctor Johan Olivier. Our addictions counselling team includes Helen Schaffer, David Laurence, Caz, Wendy Lockwood, Sacha Fitzpatrick, and Mark L Lockwood and our Registered Nurse Gwen works emphatically and closely with clients ensuring they have their meds taken care of. Wendy is the team co-coordinator responsible for monitoring and understanding client treatment plan specifics, and analyzing which professionals to use.
The team includes:
– Physicians and a Consulting Psychiatrist with specializations in addiction medicine
– Clinical Psychologists, registered counsellors and renowned addictions therapists.
– Registered Nurse (RN)
– Fully trained therapists, and addiction counsellors with advanced addiction training
– Certified consultant Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT)
– Clinical Nutritionist
– Physical health instructors with in-depth knowledge in weight training, fitness, massage, kinesiology, yoga and physical education
– Life Hospital Knysna does our clinical detox work and Plett Medi Clinic deals with general and emergency issues.
Our Treatment team
Mark L Lockwood BA(psych)(hons) – Clinical Director Mark has invaluable experience gained at some other addiction treatment centres in South Africa, giving him a unique insight into what works, and what doesn’t! Mark has developed his counselling career since 1997 in Johannesburg South Africa, and has worked extensively in therapy for 20 years helping people from all over the world to actualize their full potential and live a life of purpose and meaning. He has been specializing in addiction in particular over the last eight years, bringing fresh new and needed insights into the field. Today he is an addictions therapist who specializes in ensuring clients live healthier, more productive lives, free from the bondage of addictions and related disorders.
Wendy Lockwood BA(psy)(unisa)- Administration Wendy has a 4 year degree in psychology and a passion for people and is well liked by all the clients whom she helps to facilitate their individual programmes with on a daily basis. Wendy is not only passionate, but person centered in her approach to the treatment programmes. Wendy sits at the core of the programme, and is the glue that keeps it all together, running thing with a smooth and calm efficiency, second to none.
Helen Schaffer BA (Honours) – Registered addictions Counsellor Helen is a registered Clinical Social Worker, a Psychotherapist , and a Qualified Addictions Counselor, who graduated with Honours from the University of Natal Durban. She has 30 years working experience in the field.
Caz- Registered addictions counsellor Carole is a registered Counsellor who studied with the South African College of Applied Psychology and received her Counselling and Communication Diploma in 2013. She is currently studying for her Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences degree and will graduate in 2019. She has been living in recovery since 2009. She specializes in Trauma and Addiction Counselling as well as MS Support and has experience in the issues surrounding traumatised children and their parents in the sub economic areas surrounding Knysna. She is a member of the Council of Counsellors of South Africa (IR0882).
Drama, emotions and CBT Group Stuart has been involved in theatre for over 25 years. His passion for theatre turned professional in 2001 and he has not looked back since. He has been involved in many film and theatre productions as actor, director, writer, producer, company director and general dog’s body. His work in addictions is evolving rapidly and the energy he generates is palpable.
Chante – Addictions Carer Chante is Pathways’s head carer and makes sure clients are always looked after and supported.
Cecila – Addictions Carer Cecila loves being with the clients and has an empathic attitude to those entering addiction treatment
Dr. Peter Swanepoel- Psychiatrist Dr. Swanepoel is a specialty psychiatrist. He is based at the neuro clinic and has an in-depth knowledge about addiction, detox and disorder.
Our Treatment Team Doctors
Dr. Johan Olivier
Dr. James Botha
Dr Botha, Samuel James, is a healthcare practitioner, specializing as a General Practitioner, GP, in Plettenberg Bay and has fast developed a particular skill with helping in the treatment of addiction and dual diagnosis, as well as general healthcare facilitation as our GP.
Ken – Transport and Airport Shuttle
Ken gets clients safely to and from the centre and is always available for any special transport needs.
Colby is our centres rescue rehab dog. She was simply born for her position and always takes an interest in new patients settling in. Colby manages security.
Some of the more prominent services we use include over and above our drug and alcohol abuse counseling services:
– Detox Psychiatric Services
– Addiction Counsellors
– Career Development Managers
– Board Certified Psychiatrists
– Personal Trainers
– Licensed acupuncturists
– Spa & Beauty Therapists
– Drivers Education Services.
– Sports & Fitness Trainers
– A Wellness Clinic
– Massage centres
– Yoga instructors
– Drug and alcohol abuse counsellors
– Plett Medi Clinic (internationally rated)
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