About Me

 

My name is Kerryn Swart and I offer Wellness Counselling in Durban to people from all walks of life. I am passionate about helping people flourish in life, helping them discover their capabilities to succeed and overcome obstacles. 

When we meet for wellness counselling my goal is to partner with you on your counselling journey, help problem solve, encourage, comfort and build new life skills that will help you realise your goals.

I am a registered member of the ASCHP (Association for Supportive counsellors and Holistic practitioners), based in Morningside Durban, South Africa. You can read more about the ASCHP below.

Aside from practicing as a wellness counsellor in Durban, I am married, have twin daughters, two Yorkie pups and enjoy spending time with my family. 

The ASCHP is a SAQA recognized professional body (South African Qualifications Authority ID 984) with registered designations on the National Qualifications Framework (Act 67 of 2008).

A nationally recognized professional body ensures consistency in standards across and within provinces in South Africa, and across different counselling contexts. Registration of counsellors with a professional body will provide a consistent basis for evaluating and regulating counselling and will ensure greater access to counselling services.

Counselling enables one or more people to go through the process of finding solutions to their concerns or difficulties. Counselling may take various forms, including with individuals, couples, families or domestic units and groups. The ASCHP has identified accredited training providers to enable counsellors to gain accredited and applicable qualifications. This will allow counsellors to be recognised and will address current national health and social service priorities. The ASCHP is affiliated to the Council for Counsellors in South Africa and the Natural Healers Association.

The ASCHP fulfils the following functions in accordance with SAQA requirements:

  • It is a legally constituted entity governed by a constitution to practice according to good corporate governance principles.
  • Assures protection of public interest in relation to services provided by its members and the associated risks.
  • Develop, award, monitor and revoke professional designations in terms of set rules, legislation and international conventions and disciplinary measures.
  • It is obliged to keep a record of members and submit a list of our members to SAQA together with the required personal information.
  • Set criteria for, promote and monitor continuous professional development (CPD) for our members in order to enjoy on going professional training to stay abreast of latest research and amendments to legislation.
  • Provides a code of conduct and operate a disciplinary mechanism for the reporting and investigation of members who are alleged to have contravened the code.
  • See to it that its members practice within their professional scope of practice.
  • Members of the public have access to the ASCHP to request recommendations to a registered counsellor in specific geographical areas.