Important info

Clients ask me all kinds of questions and I welcome them – it’s best for us to discuss any concerns that you have before we start.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from working with Gaelene?

A professional, invested approach in you as I take your recovery seriously. I am committed to your success. I will support you through your journey of healing; hold your hand when you need a little extra support and encourage you when you think you can’t do it (because there will be times when you think you can’t) and cheer you on through the high of your victories.

A true investment in yourself and your worth is what you will take away from our sessions. Working with me will not only equip you for today, it will be imprinted in you for a lifetime.

Not ready for an appointment but still want to stay connected?

If you are not ready to take that bold step forward you can still stay connected with me by signing up for my mailing list where you can expect to feel informed, uplifted and inspired by my messages. Follow my blog for insight into my own journey of recovery and what I have learnt and continue to learn daily. The richness of my life is because of the choices I have made and the continuous courage to push through into something better. We are no different, you and me, we are human beings that are more than our experiences.

How long are Skype sessions?

Skype sessions are 45 minutes long and if you are in Johannesburg, you follow up your session with a cellular memory reformation session at my practice in the south of Johannesburg.

Skype sessions are available to everyone in South Africa and abroad.

How many sessions will I need?

A minimum of three sessions are needed to allow you to benefit from the service I offer. As each person and their circumstances are unique, follow up appointments will depend on how we are progressing together.

How do I set up an appointment?

Are you ready to take a step forward and move beyond what your life is right now?

Take action by calling or messaging me on +27 82 825 9845.

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How long are ‘sitting together’ sessions?

Every sit down session is an hour and a half long. The session is divided into two parts; talking about why you are here and how to get you to where you want to be, and then shifting the upsetting memories on a cellular level. A commitment of three sessions is required on your part, ideally at two weekly intervals. As each person and their circumstances are unique, follow up appointments will depend on how we are progressing.

Don’t have Skype and are not close by but still want to work with me?

If you do not have skype or do not have access to an internet connection, telephonic sessions can be arranged. This will depend on the area you live in and the possible charges that may be incurred because of this. This will be decided on an individual basis.

Can I claim from medical aid?

The Trauma is a cash practice and sessions are paid for on the day of your appointment. We are exploring the benefits of opting in to a medical aid scheme as a potential option.

What my clients say

"If you feel that your long-held beliefs and deep rooted problems are holding you back in life, then I can recommend this course to you. Over two days, the counseling and encouragement triggered a catalyst for me to begin a journey of self-discovery, all within a safe environment with others who felt the same way."

Sarah (Guernsey, Channel Islands) 2005

"I feel that the structure of the course would challenge anybody and their boundaries on many levels. I cried a lot during the weekend but maybe that was meant to happen. I didn’t feel sad after we finished the sessions each day, drained yes, but not sad. Optimistic in fact, because you’ve been given some tools to help you cope with stress and problems in your life from now on in. I learned something important too that I deserved to be happy. A lot of the time I don’t think that I do … The Louise Hay workshop has left a lasting imprint on my heart and I will never forget the women I met or what we all learnt about ourselves and from each other with the help of our tutors. Going back to what I said at the start, I am so glad I took part and I would highly recommend this course to anyone."

Alne (Lusty Beg, Belfast)

"I saw her (chiropractor) this morning and she said it was the first time in four years that she has been able to adjust my lower back its thanks to the wonderful work you helped me with last weekend. All my emotions were ‘stored’ down there and I was holding on to them for dear life! Now that I’ve been able to let go emotionally, my body has been able to let go as well. I am so much better off since meeting you... The work we did has had a wonderful effect on my life! I can now truly see each new day as a gift, without needing to look backwards or forwards. Thanks to the lessons you taught me, my life has a whole new meaning and it is so liberating to be able to leave the old behind… Keep up the wonderful work that you are doing!"

Joanne (Johannesburg) 2008

"GETTING ALONG MARVELLOUSLY!!! I am really astounded (and believe me when I say this – it takes a lot to move me). I am more positive and getting more so. My outlook has changed completely (more positive thoughts and so forth). The reason for all this is: On Tueday last week got phoned from a hotel group that previously did not approve my application – went for interview last Friday (awaiting positive results) and on Wednesday last week my current employer offered me a higher position and remuneration and so forth (I have wanted this for the last 6 months or more – new job and higher income). Things, (big and small) seem to really fall in place.”

Lucas (Johannesburg) 2008 

"I attended the ‘love yourself, heal your life’ course this weekend with Gaelene and I can’t even express how awesome it was. I felt as if the content was ‘written’ especially for me and it is going to push me over that last little hurdle after which, I plan to never ever look back on this dark time. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the life changing course this weekend. I cannot believe how much it has helped me and how much it feels like I have been lifted out of a very deep, dark hole. I am aware that this was not the only thing that has helped me (and gratefully so, because then I would doubt the longevity thereof) but it certainly was pivotal and I will forever be grateful for your time. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you so much."

Theresa (Johannesburg) 2008

"This workshop has truly transformed my life! While I had read books on the subject the workshop really brought these ideas and principles to life, bettering my understanding of them and their relevance to my life. The exercises in the workshop really helped me see the negative beliefs I had – some I was aware of, and some that I had no idea existed until the workshop. The exercises were facilitated in such a way that I always felt safe, feeling free to discover my beliefs and patterns, but secure in the sense that a loving and experienced facilitator was guiding my journey. The take home materials and CD’s have really allowed me to apply the techniques to my everyday life. The most important element of the workshop for me was that I felt I could truly be and explore who I really am. The environment that Gaelene creates is a warm, loving space where unconditional acceptance and safety are a given. I highly recommend this workshop to everyone, whether you are looking to make changed, or just merely want to improve your quality and understanding of life."

Lara (Johannesburg) 2007

"On a more profound note, the past week and a bit have been extremely challenging in so far as life throwing everything at me to test the newly leant belief system. It has been harrowing to say the least, but I have survived with a lot more positivity becoming my reality. I also wake up singing ‘I love myself…’ and have been doing so since last week."

Liz ( Johannesburg) 2008

"Thank you for all the support and encouragement you give so generously! We are blessed to have you!"

Karin (Johannesburg) 2008

"Just want to say thank you for the course this weekend I thought I was not going to learn something new for a youngster like you but at the end I really got emotional and that’s what I needed just to see every time is a new journey and you (ma) go with the flow with what comes up… Thank you!"

Rene (Johannesburg) 2008

"Gaelene gave me the tools and wisdom to find my truth, and to finally like the person that I am. She has a quiet, gentle strength which I came to rely on quite a bit in my journey of self discovery."

Coralee (Johannesburg) 2016

"I indeed entered a new chapter after the wonderful course I did with you three years ago. I am engaged to be married, to my ex husband. Its been a wonderful two years back together (after 5 years of divorce). Our daughters are so happy and still ‘congratulate’ us on a daily basis. Who would have thought?"

Charinne (Johannesburg) 2016

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I’m Gaelene, a qualified social worker with practices in JHB and Durban, I specialise in creating a safe space for people who feel lost and paralysed by their experiences. A space where people feel accepted and supported through their journey whilst reclaiming the greatest version of themselves.

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