Trauma and Crisis Counseling

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 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.

Dr Barbara Louw

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.

To make an appointment with Dr Barbara, you are welcome to send an email to or phone her on +27 83 700 1441 and find out how she can help you or your company.

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