FREDDIE VAN RENSBURG

Freddie is a professional Specialist Wellness Counsellor, registered with the Association for Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners (registration number HC18/208), born, bred and educated in Johannesburg. I did a BA Social Sciences, majoring in Psychology and Sociology, at the then Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and followed that up with an Honours in Sociology, specialising in Family Sociology, Group Dynamics and Industrial Sociology. He obtained his counselling qualification through UNISA. His special interests are addiction and addictive behaviour in all its forms and manifestations (from alcohol and drugs to food, sex, love and whatever form addiction can take), self-esteem realisation, past and present trauma, anger management, stress and anxiety. He has a special affinity for twelve step coaching and support to loved ones of addicts.

He is the author of The First Layer: Work through the 12 steps in 21 days and is currently working on his exciting new book Life Anon: A 12-step guide for non-additcs.

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