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KLS: Counselling and Therapeutic Treatment.

We believe everyone, regardless of the circumstances and problems, is capable of healing – with the right help and support.
We love people. We love helping clients to develop the tools to cope with every facet of life.
We help people explore their unique challenges within a safe and contained environment. We help clients identify the root causes of their problems as well as the triggers that could possibly hinder their recovery.
Psychiatric Evaluation

Each client receives a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation from our specialist psychiatrist upon admission. If appropriate, medication is prescribed and patients are monitored and receive follow up consultations to assess their progress as well as to ensure that medication regimens are well-tolerated and effective. Our psychiatrist will consult with the other members of the clinical team to advise on what other therapeutic interventions should be offered to the client based on his or her diagnosis and evaluation.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a very important aspect of the treatment process during which clients get the opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences as well as relate and connect to one another. Many people with mental health issues feel isolated and alone. Group therapy breaks this by showing clients that there are others experiencing similar difficulties. Connection is an important aspect of healing even if clients find it difficult at first. Group therapy provides people with the opportunity to connect with others in a safe and facilitated environment.

Individual Therapy

While group therapy shows clients they are not alone, every individual has a unique set of circumstances and challenges that require individual attention. Our psychologists and counsellors spend a lot of time with clients in one-on-one sessions to explore the client’s situation and provide guidance on ways to heal, cope and recover. Each client benefits from an individualised programme that addresses their particular needs.

Trauma Counselling

Many of our clients have a history of complicated trauma that needs to be addressed for optimal healing and recovery. Our professionals are highly experienced in addressing past trauma helping clients heal from the past to ensure they are equipped to cope with the present and the future in healthy ways.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps clients learn new skills and abilities as well as strengthen existing ones which can help them cope with life and its challenges. The aim of occupational therapy is to help clients by providing them with tools to cope and function optimally in and out of treatment.


Many patients have more than one mental illness condition. Our team is equipped to both diagnose and treat cooccurring disorders alongside chemical dependency.

Alternative Therapies

At KLS Therapeutic Services, we believe in a holistic approach to healing and recovery. We offer our clients therapies that are traditionally outside of the realm of conventional treatment services. This includes yoga, art and drama therapy as well as guided meditation. Our long-term facility also offers clients animal therapy including equine therapy.

Family Support Groups

Families are often significantly affected by the client’s illness and need education and support themselves. At no extra change KLS Therapeutic Services run a weekly support group for the families and loved ones of clients. These groups help families understand the nature of their loved one’s problems as well as learn how to best cope themselves as well as how to best support their loved one’s recovery.

Physical Activity & Nutrition

Healthy bodies are important for healthy minds. We provide nutritious and balanced meals to ensure clients have a varied and healthy diet. Clients are also encouraged to go on a daily walk every morning to encourage exercise and an active lifestyle which has been shown to help improve mental health, stress and resilience.

BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT)

BWRT is a new and revolutionary therapeutic technique that has been shown to be effective in addressing trauma very efficiently by reducing the symptoms of negative emotions. It is also very helpful in addressing anxiety, fears and phobias. Our psychologists are trained in treating clients using this therapeutic technique. In just a handful of sessions, clients are helped to address trauma and other psychosocial issues optimally. We are one of the only treatment centres delivering this type of therapy and see it as a cornerstone of our offering.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a well-established therapeutic technique that aims to improve the client’s motivation to change and reinforce new and healthy habits. Evidence shows CBT can lead to significantly improved functioning and quality of life. Through CBT clients are encouraged to change how they respond to triggers through healthy coping mechanisms instead of through destructive behaviours.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of talk therapy which has been shown to be a highly effective therapeutic option for many mental health diagnoses. It is centred on synthesising the seemingly opposite strategies of acceptance and change. DBT aims to help clients cope better with difficult emotions and modify behaviour from maladjusted to well-adjusted. The skills taught during DBT include mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

MET helps strengthen the client’s internal motivation for positive change. It helps individuals overcome any uncertainty with regards to engaging in the treatment process and learning new tools to cope and heal.

Educational Lectures

Delivered by our team of professionals, these lectures educate clients about their condition/s so that they might understand their problem more comprehensively. These sessions also help destigmatise mental health issues as legitimate health conditions and not moral failings. Through these informative sessions clients learn that treatment is necessary for their problems just like it is necessary for other medical issues.

Our Team

We value our highly-skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary therapeutic team and they, in turn, value you. We have a very high staff-to-patient ratio ensuring each client gets the attention they deserve.

Practice Manager
Registered Counsellors
Occupational Therapist
General Practitioner
Social Workers
Yoga Instructor

Our Treatment Philosophy

At KLS Therapeutic Services we believe everyone can heal and live a rewarding life, given the right tools and support. Our programme includes a multitude of evidence-based and holistic therapeutic strategies delivered by our competent and caring team. Our treatment philosophy includes giving our clients the very best experience possible and our programme is:

  • Patient-centred
  • Individualised: No two clients are the same
  • A high staff-to-patient ratio to give each client the attention they need
  • A multi-disciplinary team that works together to give the best possible care to each patient
  • 24-hour medical supervision to keep clients as safe as possible while in our care

The Facility

  • Conveniently located in the suburb of Northcliff
  • Pool and beautiful garden
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Nutritional meals
  • Laundry and cleaning services
  • Tuck shop
  • Safe: 24-hour security
  • 24-hour medical supervision: Nurses on premises and a doctor on call
  • All materials needed for the programme are provided

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