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The Family Life Centre

1 Cardigan Road, Corner Cardigan & Crescent Rd, Parkwood, Johannesburg 2193, Gauteng, South Africa

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The Family Life Centre has been providing professional support to individuals, families and communities since 1949.

Our goal has evolved from strengthening marriages to building and maintaining healthy, stable relationships for all through a range of services and programmes.

The services we offer include: counselling, divorce mediation, training for health professionals, play therapy and support groups.

Our services are designed to develop the following skills and outcomes:

Manage their lives
Enrich their relationships
Contribute towards developing their communities and ultimately, society.

OUR SERVICES

DIVORCE MEDIATION

The divorce mediation service is provided by our pool of volunteer mediators, many of whom are accredited with South African Association of Mediators (SAAM). Mediation is often a more cost-effective and productive route for those dealing with separation, co-parenting or divorce, compared to litigation.

Our co-mediation platform means that you will have a legal mediator and helping professions mediator, allowing you to receive guidance from a legal and psychological background.

COUNSELLING

Our counselling services are offered by qualified Psychologists and Social Workers. We offer individual, family, trauma and relationship counselling. Counselling can assist with a specific challenge you might be facing or simply be used as a means of maintaining a healthy state of mind which benefits all aspects of your life.

TRAINING

The Family Life Centre is accredited by The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) as a Training Centre.

Training courses are run throughout the year and are appropriate for psychology students, educators, attorneys, health professionals and para-professionals who wish to develop their knowledge base and skills in divorce mediation and counselling.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION & ENRICHMENT

Prepare and Enrich is a structured programme designed to help couples work on their relationship. This is done through several exercises covering categories such as communication, conflict resolution, personality and much more.

These exercises are aimed at giving couples the opportunity to assess their relationship, acknowledge the strengths and growth areas and learn skills to
manage issues.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (eap)

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) can be tailored to your business or organisation’s needs, our professional staff will address your employees’ personal or family challenges to ensure that their personal and professional lives work in harmony.

We offer a range of counselling services for employees including trauma counselling, talks and workshops which are best suited for your specific department, business or industry. Please contact us to see how we can assist your organisation or business according to its unique requirements.

YOUTH SERVICES

Our Education for Living Programme is aimed at assisting children in developing a strong self-identity by teaching them about relationships and sexuality. We have several tailored programmes which are appropriate from Grades 1 to 10. We also offer Play Therapy with an Educational Psychologist at our offices.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The centre facilitates several support groups, these include: Anger Management, Divorce Support and Parenting within your blended/remarried families. These groups are an opportunity to share your experiences and concerns with others facing similar challenges in safe environment. All sessions are essential and consist of four weekly sessions that are two hours long.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Throughout the year, the Family Life Centre facilitates several projects through its Community Development Programmes including Diepsloot Single Mother’s Support Group, Body-mapping, Westbury Holiday Programme. We also initiate and commemorate other significant events such as Child Protection Week, Women’s Month and Nelson Mandela Day. If you would like to find more about our Community Development, please contact us.

PARENTING SKILLS

The Family Life Centre offers Parenting Skills Training in which our
professional facilitators equip parents with tools to promote positive
behaviour, strengthen communication and improve relationships with their
children. This training also provides an opportunity for parents to come
together in a group setting which allows for greater support, understanding
and encouragement.

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