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with Marchané Janeke Clinical Social Worker Mental Health Service Provider - Here to Guide You

Are you stuck within situations related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Do you need that little push or safe space to contain? There comes a time when we need some help from a registered professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I am a a qualified Mental Health Service Provider in the greater Cape Town area, and I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Since registering as a social worker in the beginning of 2010, I have provided clients in the Western Cape area with a wide range of psychological services. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with changes and situations around you.

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“At the end of the day, at the end of the week, at the end of my life, I want to be able to say that I contributed more than I criticized.” – Brené Brown.

 
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ALL ABOUT THERAPY

Personalized Attention for All Your Needs

Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioural transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to assist you to take action.

 

MY SERVICES

With You Every Step of the Way

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

If you’re in need of quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Mental Health Service Provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my clients every step of the way and implement various clinical social work methods and skills to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and let's see how I can help you?

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COUPLES THERAPY

In today's day and age our relationships are hit the hardest. It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. My Couples Therapy sessions aim to help clients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you.

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FAMILY THERAPY

In my family therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current situations/stressors and improve positive thinking and behaviour within the family structure. I will assist you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope and deal with family obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalised Family Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment and let me know how I can help you?

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LIFE COACHING 

If you’re looking for someone to assist you make progress in your life, in order to attain greater fulfillment and personal development. Life coaching aid to clients in improving their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives. I guide my clients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and let's see how I can help you?

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WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS AND TRAINING 

As a trained professional with experience and knowledge in a variety of everyday topics, mental health and social issues and education. I offer workshops, webinars and training whereby I share my knowledge with others. I trust you’ll find my personalised approach in sharing this knowledge beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to discuss what your need may be and let me know how I can help you?

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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS

I am currently doing an assessment of the need for mental health support groups. If you are interested, please do take a moment to complete the information form.

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ABOUT ME

Serving Clients Since 2010

When asked to write a BIO of yourself that fear of "shit, what have I done with my life" creeps in. Or that complete blank when someone asks you 5 positive characteristics about yourself. Uhm... *pause* I love my cat!?

In all honesty (and of course complete cheesy'ness), I have always searched for my purpose in life. Since I was a little kid I wanted purpose. Of course also, as so many people can resonate with, we go and look for purpose in some of the worst places and so our life's journey kinda just go 4 x 4. In my fortunate experience I have come to find "myself" and my purpose in these journeys, and believe me, those 4 x 4 off-road trips still happen. I have a deep need and desire to support/assist people in their journeys, to find meaning, to find hope, and to push through.

I have received my B. DIAC. degree in social work from Huguenot College in Wellington. With an extremely practical approach in our course, I was exposed to a variety of practical environments, from rehabilitation, to child welfare, to court cases and even just applications to old age homes. Name it, it has crossed my table from my practical years up to today.

I have worked with many welfare organizations and at a stage decided to take a break and head to the academic side where I trained social auxiliary workers, community development workers as well as lay counselors. It was superb. To facilitate training different groups that will go out and make a difference in their communities. It kinda felt like I was a tool to ignite their passion and fire to go out and do the same.


And then I started missing getting my hands dirty and working directly with clients. I decided to also specialize in the field of substance abuse and worked at an NGO doing outpatient treatment, where after I also worked in private rehabilitation facilities. In this time I did an Honours degree in clinical social work, specializing in substance abuse. The field is wide and ever changing. Also in this time I started registering and setting a foundation for my private practice. 


Then COVID happened where I was at a crossroad, since a private treatment centre dependent on international clients had difficulties, and an opportunity to work as a health care worker in this time popped up. I jumped for it and now I'm working as a social worker at a TransHealth clinic, focusing especially on gender affirming health care and support.


My private practice has also picked up during this time and it does feel my cup runneth over. Not the burning out kind, but that purpose I spoke about.


At the end of 2020 I have also been chosen as one of 9 students in the country to start the Master's in Clinical Social Work at UCT in 2021. Something I dreamt of for so long, and now pending bursary approval, so here's hoping!


As a person myself, I am an introvert, I like spending time alone (with my cat), in my garden, at home and with people close to me.


I have also been diagnosed with Major Depression and Anxiety disorders and see this as a tool of learning, but also a resonating point with clients. I know. I understand. And there's truly hope.


Who knows, maybe one day I'll write a book about this massively amazing and at times "knocking you down to your knees" journey!?

 

REVIEWS & FEEDBACK

What My Clients Are Saying

"Marchané has always been incredibly devoted and generous in her approach to therapy. She is understanding, comforting and has always shown a deep care for me as a client and as a person. Would highly recommend her!"

NF, Cape Town

"Marchané was a great help in my process of recovery as a main mentor in my sober living space. She gave good advice and kept the house running in a pleasant way."

TA, Netherlands

"Marchané has always been ready to support me with the motivation I've needed to help me cope with life while I struggle with depression. Whether it's checking in to make sure I'm keeping up with treatment, or helping me devise structures and systems to manage work and stress, I always feel that I have someone one my side, giving me the support I need. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to take control of their lives and start healing."

KMF, Cape Town

 

CONTACT ME

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FUNDRAISER

I am currently in process of obtaining my Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work and have a fundraiser running to cover the costs not covered by other bursaries etc.