Registered counsellors perform basic counselling for people who are looking to improve their personal functioning. They can also assess to see if a client need more in depth psychological treatment and refer them to the appropriate practitioner. Registered councillors hold honours degrees in psychology.
Vaughn Parkhurst is the Clinical Director at Recovery Direct, an up-market rehab and trauma recovery centre located in the heart of Constantia, Cape Town.
With 40 years counselling experience, he has dedicated himself to better understanding the root cause of addiction and substance use disorders.
He is a IATP- Certified Specialist Trauma Professional and has additional qualifications in Crisis and Suicide Intervention.
Recovery Direct believes in a non-punitive approach and is not a 12-Step rehab. The objective is to resolve deep seated trauma which often has its roots in childhood. Most rehabs only treat the symptoms of addiction resulting low success rates.
Vaughn Parkhurst has been instrumental in creating a treatment protocol that links trauma and substance use disorders. His intensive 28-Day in-patient programme is designed to resolve the core reason behind the self-destructive behaviour associated with addiction.
Recovery Direct also offers Out-Patient Treatment plans for those who have work, family or other financial commitments as well as a robust After-Care programme designed to provide a Continuum of Care.