Mark Emmerich-Mark Emmerich BSW (Unisa)

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Whatever your struggles with addictions or compulsive behaviours, I can help you. I know what it is like to suffer the ravages of addiction. My own personal recovery from various addictions started in 1996, and continues to this day. The more I know, the less I know, and I am continuously humbled by life, and the ongoing struggles we all face, both personal and spiritual. I understand at a deep level the shame of addiction, and the grace of recovery. Every day I strive to apply my learning from my experience, to help others on their journey to recovery. I came to the healing professions in the second half of my life, after a career in the financial services sector. Iíve received feedback from clients on my natural enthusiasm, my eclectic approach to counselling and my broad life and indeed recovery experience. I have assisted many people on their road to healing and recovery.

I am a specialist addiction, family and couples therapist who is known for creating a safe, nurturing space for clients on their recovery journey. Since 2009 I have worked with groups, families and individuals offering therapy and support with substance abuse, compulsive sexual disorders, sex and love addictions and co-dependency struggles. Before that I spent 9 years at various addiction treatment centres in Cape Town, SA.  I conduct confidential assessments and interventions for individuals and family members struggling with substance abuse or other compulsive behaviours. I also regularly present talks & lectures on various aspects of addiction and recovery for individuals in the helping professions, schools or companies.

In 2016, (after a journey of 9 years), I completed my Bachelor of Social Work degree through the University of South Africa, majoring in psychology and social work. Iím also a husband, and father of two. My wife and children continue to teach me and keep me humble, and remind me of what is really important.

There is a solution! There is a way out. I offer individual face to face counselling in Cape Town, and am available for Skype counselling for persons outside of Cape Town.


Contact me on: +27 082 341 1963, or email me at: enquiries@markemmerich.co.za
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