Relationship Counselling

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Family Counselling

It is not always easy to get through hardships as a family.  We sometimes go through stresses such as divorce, illness, death and financial strain.  This can lead to conflict and relationship breakdown.  We often feel as though we go through these problems alone.  

FAMSA is there for you when your family goes through a tough time.

When we go through hardships, family support is often the one thing you can count on.  But, sometimes our families just need a little help to become the pillar of strength we need.  

Being part of a family can be a wonderful experience.  However, even in families that are generally strong and supportive, there can be problems or issues that we struggle to deal with.  At times, we might also feel lonely, distant and unheard.

In family counselling everyone gets a say and gets heard.  We provide a safe space with a trained counsellor in order to help you explore the difficulties in your family, even if it seems insignificant.  You will work together with your counsellor to strengthen the relationships within your family, and explore ways in which you as a family can work together in order to deal with your problems.

Let the FAMSA family be there for your family.

  • "I was so encouraged by the help I received from this counselling." - Delorah
  • "The counselling I received from FAMSA really changed my relationship! They taught me so much, I will forever be thankful for them." - Martha
  • "Lifechanging!" - Greg
Couple's Counselling

We provide a range of services to couples.  Pre-marital counselling, marital enrichment, couple’s counselling, divorce counselling, divorce mediation, sexual counselling.  

You do not need to be going through a difficult period in your relationship to go for counselling.  We can also help you strengthen your relationship through counselling or our Marital Enrichment Programme.

  • "So thankful for the help I received from a FAMSA counsellor" - Keketso
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) relationships

In LGBT relationships we sometimes feel judged and alone.  We can feel afraid to ask for help and support.  Our families may not give us the support we need.  

Every couple, at some point in their lives, experiences relationship challenges.  At FAMSA we understand that each relationship is unique, regardless of sexual orientation.  Our counsellors are warm, supportive and non-judgemental.

As LGBT couples, we sometimes experience our own unique problems.   At FAMSA we can assist with issues such as coming out, sexual orientation and gender identity, isolation, discrimination, relationship issues, parenting and transitioning.  We recognize the diversity that exists within the community of people who identify as LGBT.  In addition to discrimination based on sexual orientation, many LGBT individuals face other forms of discrimination as well; sometimes from within the community itself.  Our programs/services reflect awareness that additional factors such as race, class, age and ability influence the way that individuals experience their sexual orientation and gender identity. 

We are there for you.

Divorce & mediation

The decision on whether to end a relationship or to divorce can be difficult and the process can be lonely and painful.  Our counsellors are there to support and guide you.  We can assist you in making the decision of whether to move on or try to rebuild your relationship.  

We are there to help you and your family through the process and support you and your family as you move forward.

The divorce/ separation process can be traumatic, not only to ourselves, but for children and other family members.   We can guide you as a family through the process and help you to find that support within your family.

We also offer a mediation service to help you and your partner to make those important decisions regarding your children, access, finances and other important decisions that need to be made in your divorce.   Mediation can often be more cost effective than the traditional legal route.

Mediation ensures that your children are also heard, because “Children are for Keeps”.

What is relationship counselling?

At FAMSA we believe that relationships are integral to being human.  Relationship counselling can assist you in making the most of your relationships, whether they are previous, present or future.  All relationships at times go through difficulties.  

We are there to help you.

Relationship counselling can also help strengthen your relationships even if you feel you do not have any concerning relationship problems.  You will talk to someone trained in relationship counselling to help you explore, understand and improve your relationships.  Our counsellors are warm, non-judgmental, friendly and supportive.