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Equipping the compassionate and setting the captives free | Isaiah 61: 1-4
The Sanctuary
Soul Care Centre

Healing the nation

 

Who We Are

The Sanctuary Soul Care Centre is interdenominational and run by a board of trustees from different churches

We are registered as a non-profit organisation with the department of social development. We offer affordable biblical based counselling, training, prayer ministry and retreats to all those whether believers or not. We ask for a minimum contribution of R200 per session (if you cannot afford this then please contact our centre manager to discuss). We, of course, will appreciate contributions above R200.

 

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Vision

The Sanctuary exists to bring healing to the community through biblical based, affordable counselling  and prayer ministry. In addition, we would like to equip and empower those who are called into the counselling ministry through professional training. Retreats will be offered to those in ministry/leadership/management who need refreshing and are burnt out or battling with compassion fatigue.

mission

Mission

To set up an interdenominational Christian counselling , training, prayer ministry and retreat centre that meets the needs of the community and supports the local church.

 

 

Statement of faith

We believe that Jesus is the one and only son of God who died on the cross and rose from the dead three days later. In Christ, we have forgiveness of our sins and eternal life. In him, we are restored to right standing before God and given a new life as His children. We believe that the touch of God on people’s lives brings about healing and wholeness.

 

Our History

The Sanctuary Christian Counselling Centre known as “The Sanctuary” was birthed out of a vision laid upon Olga Fredericks heart. The prophecy given to Olga in 2009 was just one of the many confirmations along the way that was given to her. “God is calling you to establish something in a country that is not your own. It is a small seed. It may be something small but it is some big thing that is latent and dormant. It is a vision waiting to be birthed.” The Sanctuary is part of Global Mandate Wholistic Care Centres (see www.globalcarecentres.co.za). We are also affiliated to the Harare Christian Counselling Centre in Zimbabwe (www.christiancounsellingcentre.net)

We look forward with faith and anticipation to your participating in God's vision for healing in this land through His church.

 

The Sanctuary Team

 

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"Hello, my name is Hilary Keatley"

I have been married for thirty nine years and I am a mother of four children, Adam, Ben, Jonathan and Sarah. 

I am also the proud grand-mother of two boys, Joshua and Ben junior.

 

 

 

I was born in Zimbabwe but I am now living in Johannesburg after moving here nine years ago. My passions have always centered around God, people, teaching and counselling.


In the past I have run my own nursery school after which I helped to start and then to teach and counsel children and families at Ariel school in Ruwa, Zimbabwe. Currently I am a member of God First Fourways where I am involved in women’s ministry, leading bible studies and teaching in children’s church.

I have recently taken over as the centre manager for The Sanctuary Soul Care Centre and as I love to teach, it is exciting to be involved in the training and equipping of compassionate people who then can counsel others in their distress. It is also so rewarding to be part of a counselling team and see God comfort and restore people no matter what their life challenge or situation.

 

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"Hello, my name is Irene Hatzipapas"

I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and with the Board of Healthcare Funders. In addition, I am affiliated with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG).

 

 

 

I completed my master’s degree at the University of Pretoria. I believe that training and development is a lifelong pursuit and for this reason I have attended, and will continue to attend, numerous workshops to keep up to date with current developments. I have a preferred interest in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and have attended numerous interactive groups in this regard. Furthermore, I have an interest to explore alternative and empirically researched methods to help alleviate mental health distress.

My passion is to help individuals to cope and adapt to the continuous changing world, in order to perform optimally in their communities and work place. My aim is to offer individuals and couples a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where change and meaning can be explored and facilitated. I respect the uniqueness of individuals and therefore I tailor each therapy to meet the individual presenting challenge. I integrate elements from numerous approaches including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centred Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy.

I have participated on numerous radio talks and have made an appearance on a TV talk show, Mental Health Issues.

My philosophy is that we make choices based on the quality of our thoughts and beliefs. “Food for thought” is a phrase that is often used when we ponder on something that has been presented to us that we may not have thought of before. I would like to give you a different perspective on this phrase: the quality of the food we eat provides healthy or unhealthy results in our physical bodies, so the quality of our thoughts contribute to either positive or negative wellbeing results. The choice is in which one will we feed the most because “what you feed grows”.

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lie our growth and our freedom.” Both are found in Viktor Frankel’s book “Man’s search for meaning”.

 

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"Hello, my name is Merilyn Hewlett"

I have counselled at the Sanctuary for three years. I was delighted to join this team of Christian counsellors after Bryanston Counselling House closed ( where I had counselled for 9 years).

 

 

I have always been involved in Pastoral care, and over the years this led me into attending all the necessary courses to become a Counsellor.
I love the fact that I can be used as a vessel for God’s work, and look forward to many more years in this ministry.

  

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"Hello, my name is Olga Fredericks"

The Sanctuary Christian Counselling Centre known as “The Sanctuary” was birthed out of a vision laid upon Olga Fredericks heart. The prophecy given to Olga in 2009 was just one of the many confirmations along the way that was given to her.

 

 

“God is calling you to establish something in a country that is not your own. It is a small seed. It may be something small but it is some big thing that is latent and dormant. It is a vision waiting to be birthed.” Olga Fredericks is originally from Zimbabwe, born and bred there.

She has been married for 30 years to Vincent (He serves on the Board of Trustees as a non-executive member).

They have 2 children, a son in law and 2 grandchildren. She was trained at The Harare Christian Counselling Centre to an Advanced level (check the website: www.christiancounsellingcentre.net). She counselled, trained and led seminars at the Centre for over 8 years before moving to South Africa.

She then completed the Bryanston Basic Counselling Course, The Family Life Centre Counselling Prepare /Enrich Course as well as the Advanced Course in Church Based Counselling Management (Dr Leon Klein and UNISA).

The Sanctuary is part of Global Mandate Wholistic Care Centres (see www.globalcarecentres.co.za). We are also affiliated to the Harare Christian Counselling Centre in Zimbabwe (www.christiancounsellingcentre.net)
We look forward with faith and anticipation to your participating in God's vision for healing in this land through His church.

 

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"Hello, my name is Farai"

Farai is married with 7 children. He is a management consultant with a focus on new business development, governance and strategy and project management.

 

 

 

Farai has been involved in pre-marital counselling, marriage counselling and general counselling through his home church. He is driven by a “jealousy” for the church, that Christ might get His promised bride, and to present her to Him as a pure virgin.

 

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"Hello, my name is Chalene"

Chalane is a passionate Christ Follower, a trained Lay Counselor and a Lay Preacher in training. Chalane is an active member of Gracepoint Church.

 

 

 

Chalane joined Sanctuary through obedience to Gods call to be a vessel and support Sanctuary with her time and talents. Chalane has a heart to help others and for them to find and experience God and be encouraged and supported as they experience Healing through Christ, as she has traveled this journey herself.