Social workers work with individuals, as well as families and communities, to develop treatment plans for people with mental health problems. They may work either in private practice or in collaboration with other healthcare professions. They hold Bachelor’s of Arts Degrees and are registered with the South African Council for Service Professions.
Bongie is a Registered Social Worker with an office located in Ladybrand-Free State Province. She works with adults,adolescents, individuals and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client.
Bongie has extensive experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Areas of expertise include:
*Abuse- physical, emotional or sexual,HIV/AIDS awareness and training, HIV/AIDS: Pre- and post test counselling, Support groups for sufferers and families of HIV, Alcohol and drug dependency, Anxiety- individual therapy, Bereavement, Capacity building of women and youth, Community work and social development, Conflict management and mediation, Crisis intervention, Depression- individual therapy and support groups Divorce counselling, Domestic violence, Establishment of self-help groups and mutual aid support programmes, Group facilitation skills, Individual counselling, life skills development, Parental guidance, Personal development, Personal motivational counselling, Projects and programmes, Psychiatric social work, Rape, Relationship counselling, Self help groups, Sex education, Skills Training, Stress management,Trauma Debriefing- Individual or groups, Training of community field workers and counselors
Bongie is a Registered Social Worker in Ladybrand-Free State Province. Bongie graduated from the University of the Free State in 2002.
Bongie believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. Bongie provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.