Welcome, my name is Charisse

Pastoral Counsellor | Motivational Speaker | Author

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My Story

I am a woman of God, with a passion to assist others in their journey towards emotional, mental, spiritual and physical well-being. To bring healing to the broken hearted, to encourage and empower. I am an ordained Pastor, and a registered Christian Pastoral Counsellor (Reg Certificate no. CPSC P00006/19). My husband and I enjoy travelling and have a heart for the Thai people. We are involved in mission outreaches, where we support and build relationships with churches and minister God’s Word.

I have pursued a calling in the South African Police Service for over 31 years in the capacity of a Supervisor Chaplain. I was ordained as a Pastor in the Quigney Baptist Church in East London in 1997. I went on early retirement in 2017/12/31.

In 2010, I completed my Masters in Theology, “When a Policeman takes life into his own hands.” I went on to complete my Doctorate in Theology in 2013, “The Badge, The Bible and the Suicide in the South African Police Service”.

I am a Motivational Speaker and Author of a book, titled, “Hope between the Barbwire Fence.”

2004 – I attended a Haggai International Leadership Training in Maui, America, and chosen in 2005 for an International Faculty Development Seminar in Singapore. In 2009 I became an International Lecturer for the Executive Development Leadership Programme in the SAPS, where I was part of the team that trained the Executive Police in Juba, Sudan.

I major in Trauma Counseling, Debriefing, Crisis Intervention, and Bereavement Counseling. I present Seminars such as Stress Management, Stress and Trauma Wellness Management, Suicide Prevention Awareness, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Bereavement and Palliative Care, Relationship Building, Anger Management, Ethics, Gods Answer to HIV/AIDS and others.

Mission

To engage persons in a Ministry of Counseling, develop, nurture and empower life-giving change.

To help people identify and draw upon their spiritual resources in meeting life challenges.

To educate and train other professionals in these values and skills.

Vision

Sharing hope and healing with a passion for God’s Word, training and equipping God’s people with unique ministry tools to further the Kingdom of God.

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – John Maxwell

“I am only a pencil in the hand of a writing God, sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa

Three things in human life are important; the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind!”. – Henry James

Courageous Hope

Author: Dr. Charisse Le Roux

Dr Charisse le Roux’s book Courageous Hope contains 134 daily devotional pieces, focussing on a variety of subjects, ranging from fear, joy, our identity, making choices, renewing our strength, spending our time wisely to contentment and inner peace. Each devotional is accompanied by an appropriate text from the Bible, as well as an inspirational quote from various sources.

As the title of the book suggests, all of the devotionals are eventually helping the reader to live with courageous hope – despite our setbacks in life. It is well written and filled with spiritual wisdom and practical advice, stemming from the author’s own lived faith. It is recommended for a broad readership – young and old, men and women.

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Hope Between The Barbwire Fence

Author: Dr. Charisse Le Roux

Although Hope between the barbwire fence was written with the encouragement of police officers in mind, this compendium of devotions is perfectly suited for all people who long to spend some quality quiet time with their Saviour.

This book makes a perfect gift for somebody close to you – or even for yourself – to discover that there is hope to be found – even between the barbwire fence.

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Seminar Topics

Bereavement Counselling & Palliative Care Seminar

Having a compassionate approach that you genuinely care. Introduction to bereavement counselling and dealing with grief. Addressing the phases of the grieving process. Socio-cultural aspects in dealing with death. Pastoral counselling guidelines on palliative care and bereavement integrated approach towards bereavement.

A unique approach you can apply in your practice in delivering difficult news with compassion, with end of life discussions with the family. Guidelines and personal experience in conveying of a death message.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Seminar

The last thing that most people expect is that they will run out of reasons for living. People who are experiencing suicidal thoughts need to know that they are not alone. A person who is unable to think of solutions other than suicide, is not thinking rationally. It is not that solutions don’t exist, they do, but the suicidal person is not able to recognize them. Therapists and specialized Counsellors can help by identifying solutions that are otherwise not apparent.

How to identify suicide warning signals in a person who is a high suicide risk; to identify the influence of stress on one’s life; to manage a suicidal person with the knowledge and improved abilities acquired to help a suicidal person; To identify support and counselling services/resources in your community. What are the Referral Procedures? It often takes only one attentive, empathetic person to understand another person’s desperation and save a life.

Stress & Trauma Wellness Seminar

Stress and Trauma Management is a day Seminar, with new topics such as Forgiveness, Learning to forgive yourself and others and letting go of resentments and anger. Let the healing begin! Ephesians 4:32 ‘And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.’

ANGER, how do I control it. When anger gets out of hand, the angry individual’s judgement and thinking can become impaired. Such a person is more likely to do and say unreasonable/irrational things. Anger is 1 letter short of DANGER. How to apply practical methods in our daily life to reduce our anger and finally to prevent it from arising at all. Every new day is a unique gift to you from God. What you make of it, is your responsibility.

By the way in which you welcome each new day, will depend on your frame of mind and attitude towards life. God has given you the ability to choose your frame of mind as well as the pace of your life. Therefore you can live a happy, victorious life!

Services Offered

  • Individual pastoral counselling

  • Couples counselling

  • Family counselling

  • Divorce counselling

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program and training)

  • Mental Health Care (Depression, Anxiety) & referrals to specific external role players if necessary

  • Grief/Bereavement counselling

  • Stress Management & Wellness

  • Addictions: referrals and aftercare

  • Presenting seminars (with cpd points)

  • Trauma debriefing and counselling

  • Mentoring and Training– Individual, Contract with groups/ organizations.

Terms of service:

  • Sessions are booked in advance. Unfortunately I cannot see unscheduled walk-ins or emergency appointments. Appointments can be made via Cellphone, email or WhatsApp.
  • I am available for individual counselling and/or group trauma debriefings or life skills training for companies, on-site, if arranged ahead of time. Please contact me for a formal quotation.
  • I am registered with the Association of Christian Religious Practitioners (ACRP) (CPSC Registration no. 2019P00006).
  • As from January 2019, fees will be R500 for 1 hour session, R725 for 90 minutes.
  • Appointments missed without prior notice or cancelled less than 24 hours before the time of the scheduled appointment may be charged at full rate, should I be unable to fill the time-slot with another client. I do, however, request that clients pay cash before or directly after each session. Please just note that medical aids generally refuse to pay for missed appointments and that you might have to pay for those sessions yourself, even though you have medical aid funds available.

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Confidentiality

I will always sign a contract with my clients before we start, so that they are fully informed of the process and are able to give consent before starting the sessions.

Mutual Respect

With respect for each other and our differences, we can go a long way.

Individual responsibility

It is not my responsibility to save you, or to change your circumstances… It is my responsibility to guide you and to give you options and equip to “save yourself”. You will remain the main person responsible for your own change.

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