The concept of a Counselling Retreat or a counselling breakaway is unique and a reaction to the many calls from individuals who start their call with the words ‘I wish I could just escape from here, get away from this vortex so that I can think and work through my problems’.
A qualified, registered counsellor accompanies a group, couple or even a single person to a place where the focus is completely on healing. The initiative is to prevent suicide and enable the participants to express their grief or disquiet to a counsellor who is qualified, listening and caring in an environment of tranquillity and peace.
Only the very best and suitable facilities are sourced that offer excellent meals, good counselling facilities, easily accessible, top class accommodation and above all total tranquillity. The retreat will be accompanied by Dr Martin or a qualified counsellor depending on availability.
The counselling breakaways that are facilitated cater for various budgets but they are all carefully designed for maximum comfort, minimal stress and accessibility to practical needs. Counselling sessions are on site and are group or individually based depending upon the specific situation and the spiritual trauma being experienced. Youth groups, church groups, retirement village groups as well as individuals seeking a quiet space are transported to a destination for relaxation, reflection and counselling.
Dr Marlene L. Martin (Specialist Counsellor) – MTh Ethics (Unisa), DTh Christian Spirituality (Unisa)