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M A (Soc Sci) (cum laude)
- University of Johannesburg
B A Social Work (Honours)
- University of Witwatersrand
Accepted Medical Schemes: BestmedBonitasDiscoveryFedhealthGemsLibertyBankmed
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About Ruth Hazel
My professional experience spans a little over forty years; twenty-three years in private practice. I work mainly with the following clients:
Adult Children of Alcoholics, High-functioning sufferers of Bipolar Mood Disorder, and Stroke survivors.
My work consists primarily of Self-help, (groups), & training workshops for other mental health professionals.
Services In: Houghton/ Norwood/ Orange Grove Area:
* Anger Management
* Individual, Couple & Family Counselling
* Parenting Workshops
* Stress Management
* Supervision & Consultation to colleagues
* Training Workshops Mental Health Professionals Specialities
* Bipolar Mood Disorder
* Families of Alcoholics
* Stroke Survivors & loved ones
* Computer Training for Seniors
* Cash & Medical Aids Accepted
Most recent recommendations
"I was referred to Mrs Ruth Katz by another therapist due to Ruth having had experience with deaf and hard of hearing people and as my daughter is deaf it suited us very well.
I contacted Ruth as my daughter was very depressed and had issues that she could not work through on her own.
My daughter's difficulty in communicating was quickly overcome as Ruth seemed to know exactly how to make herself understood and the counselling sessions went extraordinarily well.
She responded very well to Ruth and opened up about quite difficult issues, which Ruth handled with the utmost care and professionalism.
Ruth's counselling is not confined to a discussion only, it often involved very practical issues such as time keeping, shopping lists, quick meals, cleanliness etc.
Ruth also visited my daughter at her home, and once again the counselling was of a very practical nature.
From our first meeting, I was impressed at Ruth's quick grasp of our situation, problems and various issues.
Ruth's many years of experience shows in so many ways, she has a remarkable understanding of the human condition, she's quick and insightful.
Her level of interest in us was quite extraordinary as was her empathy and professionalism.
She's empathic, caring and goes not only the extra mile, but an extra 100 miles.
I would definitely trust my psyche in Ruth's hands!"
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
2017-06-13 by Verified User
Ruth has been heaven sent. I went through a very bad patch and was put in touch with Ruth by my employer. God bless you Ruth. Thank you for being so patient and caring. You made me feel like I count...
2019-02-14 by Verified User
Ruth Katz - Reviews
Yvette: "Ruth is one of the biggest variables that set me on the path to recovery - or at least liveability with this physical bodily challenge - the belief that I will flourish, despite its potentially debilitating effect on my life.
Her workshop was for me a crossroads - a choice between a life lived in darkness, pain and despair, and a life lived in light - sometimes with a cloudy sky.
She changed my life - I don't think there can be a better recommendation than that!"
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars! [5 out of 5 stars!]
2019-04-30 by Verified User
Ruth has counseled me on various occasions, with exceptional sensitivity, astuteness, wisdom and intuition.
She is TRULY an expert in her field, a wonderful person, deeply caring and responsible as well as remarkably effective.
I would recommend her services highly'!!
Shelley Van Braningen was Ruth's client
2020-01-13 by Verified User
Janine Shamos - Executive and Transformational Coach
'Ruth is passionate, dedicated and an inspiration. 'She inspires "aha" moments and she lives by the Chinese proverb: "Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand." I have been very fortunate to work with Ruth and very grateful for her insights and wisdom'.
2020-01-27 by Verified User
Dear Ruth I write this letter to thank you for your wonderful services as a counsellor .... with speed and accuracy, you assessed the situation, defined the exact problem area, and most importantly, you gave us the means of seeking a solution for ourselves. Throughout the process, you acted with sensitivity, understanding and true caring .... Shelley
2020-02-20 by Verified User
'Ruth is a dedicated social worker with many years of experience and knowledge. She is truly an asset to the profession of social work and to the mental health field in general. Recommended for supervision and professional support.' Hila
2020-02-25 by Verified User
"Ruth is a dedicated social worker with many years of experience and knowledge.
She is truly an asset to the profession of social work and to the mental health field in general.
Recommended for supervision and professional support."
Ms Hila Carlin
Ruth Katz Consulting Social Worker (owner)
2020-04-15 by Verified User
I really felt good about the session we had, In 30 minutes a lot was spoken and I am a bit scared but also excited for my journey during this time with you.
I am positive that everything will work out for me.
Thank you so much.
I am looking forward to our next call.
2020-08-19 by Verified User
Funds and Pricing
CONSULTATIONS - I charge medical aid rates based on the Discovery Health rate - R586 per hour, practice closes for lunch between 12h00 and 13h00