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I am passionate about helping people to put trauma behind them and for them to grow. In order to offer excellent care to my clients I studied and did extensive research for the past 30+ years. At the same time, I work and continue investing in the community and my private practice.
In my practice, I make distinctions between different kinds of professional interaction with people. There are services to help people with personal struggles or to offer coaching to achieve liberating well-being. Other services are tailored for the corporate environment to assist employers, business owners and employees with trauma relief. My methods are proven to lead to extraordinary results in a short time with irreversible growth towards wellness.
As far as your needs are concerned, no problem is too big or too small. Together we look at what you need for a solution-focused perspective, with special attention to your story. This therapeutic relationship takes place when we talk in real-time, and when unhealed wounds become apparent you can receive the care you need.
Your unique story will not be a burden to me, because over the years I have helped people deal with trauma, deep historical pain and crushing realities. You and your story will always be handled with respect and dignity in the process of gentle guidance and prayerful support.
Services include various levels of support, counselling, therapy and coaching, as well as supervision. All appointments are made 24/7 on Aquilla Wellness Solutions, an electronic practice management system to ensure a safe and secure process without any third-party interaction, like a receptionist. You choose the available time slot that suits you for an online or in-person appointment, complete the payment and complete the necessary form before attending the appointment.
Before your session, we will engage in a suitable agreement to enable you to express your needs, background and the outcomes you want to achieve. You receive all the information about fees, session length and my professional registrations. No ambiguity to ensure that we can build a therapeutic relationship of professional trust.
The bouquet of services includes:
- Face-to-Face Counselling
- Online Counselling
- 3 x English Counselling Series of 6 sessions in 6 weeks (online or in-person)
- Trauma Breakthrough
- Trauma Recovery and Wellness
- From Bitter-"stuckness" to Wisdom
- 3 x Afrikaanse Beradingsreekse van 6 sessies in 6 week (aanlyn of persoonlik)
- Trauma Agter die Rug
- Tyd om Heel te Word
- Skryf jou Pad na Heelwording
- Bi-weekly Therapeutic Support Group (online)
- A Quiz to assess whether you will benefit from participating in the Counselling I offer.
Training is divided into personal development and growth via Aquilla Training, as well as more formal training via Kalio Training Institute. The online workshops and counselling training are offered and utilized with great success.
The purpose of the more formal training is to equip people to help others in their environments. Helping people in the community, pews, the workplace and consulting rooms to use the models I developed during my studies. This includes structured training on the Wholistic Wellness Coaching Model; Pastoral Victim Empowerment Model and Christian Pastoral Counselling training.
My husband and I have been involved with Inter Trauma Nexus and the Association for Christian Ministries are the expression of our commitment to community responsibility. Through this ministry network, we offer victim empowerment, ministry support and training. You are welcome to sign up for daily inspiration via the complimentary electronic newsletters, in Friends of Inter Trauma Nexus (English) and Vriende van Inter Trauma Nexus (Afrikaans).
You will see that there are links to social media on this site because you are welcome to link up for regular updates about training, news and encouragement.
Please note that I do not share my client's information with any external researchers; students or any other third party.
There are fees payable for different services and training.
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Making A Difference
The most straightforward way to introduce Dr Barbara Louw is to say that she is passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of people. As an experienced Traumatologist and Pastoral Counsellor, she enables her clients to put the trauma behind them and to grow towards wellness. After dealing with the initial crisis and trauma, she adds value to her clients’ lives by being available to coach them to wholeness.
Her academic background is diverse and well is expressed in public speaking engagements and community-friendly workshops. She shares practical and theoretical knowledge by offering continuous professional development training as well as formal academic training.
The value of individual counselling and coaching sessions are enhanced by regular motivational posts and engagements on social media. These messages are aimed at inspiring wellness and wholeness. Since most of her clients are professionals for whom confidentiality is very important, she personally schedules her appointments. No middle person. No waiting in any queue. She takes the time to listen to your unique story and will help you to find your own options and strategies to get through the problem saturated situations.
Dr Barbara is down-to-earth and easy to relate to because she approaches people in a compassionate and optimistic way. As an experienced counsellor, she explains to her clients how she can help by giving you a basic “road map” to her approach. She helps you to find hope and gently encourages you to grow towards healing and wholeness.
As a consultant to your company, she offers ad hoc and retainer-based solutions-focused advice, training and trauma relief facilitation. Her approach in the corporate environment is based on timeous assistance and intervention, followed by appropriate professional intervention.
For other professionals she offers supervision, coaching and mentoring. These contract-based services are available for managers, business owners and selected students.
In order to ensure continued ethical practice and quality service provision, Dr Barbara is registered as a professional Pastoral Counsellor with ACRP and CPSC; and a professional Employee Assistance Practitioner, with EAPA-SA.
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Bio Dr Barbara Louw
Dr Barbara Louw works as a traumatologist, registered specialist wellness- and pastoral counsellor. Her professional registration falls under CPSC and ACRP. Her private practice is Aquilla Wellness Solutions.
She is the Dean of Kailo Training Institute, which is a Counselling School and Bible School.
In 2020 she obtained a postdoctoral degree Doctor in Divinity for Developing a strategy to address bullying for pastors and educators in South Africa.
Her other postgraduate studies included an investigation of the use of narrative therapy with victims of sexual violations (Master’s in Sociology) and posttraumatic embitterment disorder - PhD in Counselling. She also holds a PhD in Wellness and Folk Medicine. As a renowned author, speaker and training facilitator she will keep on helping people to grow towards well-being and wholeness.