Dr Barbara Louw

Counselling and coaching is not a hobby for me. I am passionate about helping people to put trauma behind them and for them to grow. In order offer excellent care to my clients I studied and did extensive research for the past 30 years. At the same time, I work in the community and my 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 wellbeing. Other services are tailored for the corporate environment to assist employers, business owners and employees with trauma relief.

As we don’t know how the world will look in 10 years’ time, I am committed to serve our clients to best of our ability. The online workshops and counselling are already offered and utilized with great success. The next step is making online appointment booking available shortly.

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. In the therapeutic relationship takes place talked 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 year I have helped people deal with trauma, deep historic 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.

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.

Services include various levels of support, counselling, therapy and coaching, as well as supervision. Training is divided in personal development and growth, continuous professional development (CPD) workshops and more formal training.

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 include structured training on the Wholistic Wellness Coaching Model; Pastoral Victim Empowerment Model and Christian Counselling training.

My husband and I have been involved with Inter Trauma Nexus, a Christian Ministry Network that can be considered expression of our community responsibility. Through this ministry network we offer victim empowerment, ministry support and training. You are welcome to sign up for the daily electronic newsletter, in Afrikaans and English.

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 clients information with any external researchers; students or any other third party.

There are fees payable for different services and training.