Dr Joan Collett

Counselling Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Gordons Bay

About Dr Joan Collett Counsellor, Somerset West

What I do: Separating People from Their Problems

I am a therapist, specialising in narrative counselling. Narrative counselling is a respectful, non-blameful approach that separates you as a person from your problems and encourages you to develop the necessary skills and attitudes needed to overcome your difficulties.

My Experience and Qualifications

I hold a doctorate, completed in 2011, with specialisation in the eating disorders, (anorexia and bulimia) and addictions, which provides me with specialist knowledge and a model of expertise necessary to deal with these conditions.

My academic qualifications in Clinical Psychology and Practical Theology, together with more than a decade of hands-on experience, extends my therapeutic care and support to include individual counselling, couples counselling and parental counselling and support.

What makes me different? Healing rather than curing

“I do not view the body as in need of repair. People do not need fixing – they need healing.”
In the words of Damasio : “As human beings, we first feel, then think, then act”.

I look beyond the body and beyond symptoms: I believe that emotional turbulences affect the totality of life lived in the body, the ability of the sufferer to make meaning of his/her life and to perceive themselves and others clearly. Eating disorders, addiction/substance abuse, and relationship problems mask deeper, underlying issues that need to be uncovered and dealt with if change and growth is to be accomplished.

Why come to me for counselling?

I have a deep, heartfelt concern for all lives crippled by emotional problems, by anorexia or bulimia, and other forms of addiction – whether to food, alcohol, drugs or any other entity. I also firmly believe that everyone can achieve total transformation and healing. It is a reality I live every day. I have confidence in recovery – your recovery; it stems from witnessing first-hand the countless healing journeys of my clients.

Joan Collett - Counselling Somerset West


Joan Collett - Counselling Somerset West

Dr Joan Collett, Registered Counsellor, Somerset West.

Joan has extensive experience, training and qualifications in narrative counselling and her specialist knowledge is based on more than a decade of research and counselling.

  Contact Joan
  Dr Joan Collett

10 Radloff Road, Somerset West,
Western Cape - 7130.

082 531 9270
021 851 3166