Mrs Zobaphi Hlangu

Social Worker

Fields of Interest Alcohol & Drug Counselling, Alcohol & Drug Dependency, Bereavement & Loss, Children & Adolescents, Couple Counselling, Crisis Interventions & Trauma Debriefing, Depression & Anxiety Management, Divorce Mediation, Family Problems, Group Therapy, HIV/AIDS Management, Individual Counselling/Therapy, Life Skills, Marital/Divorce Problems, Marriage & Family Counselling, Stress, Workplace Problems
Qualifications HONS (BA) SS in Psychology (UNISA), BA (SW) (UNIZUL)
Cell +27 84 674 9756
Fax 086 577 0170
Address Suite 1103 Durdoc Centre,
460 Anton Lambede Street,
Durban, 4001
Location Durban, Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Zobaphi obtained her BA in Social Work in 1996 from the University of Zululand. And has since practised in various sectors and capacities as a professional in this field. Her work history boasts more than 16 years of experience in Social Work. Such work includes brief and long term therapy, including crisis management, trauma debriefing, individual and family therapy, Read More

workshop facilitations, advising management about trends that impair productivity in the workplace.

Over the years she has obtained a number of courses and accreditation in the field of Social Work and Psychology. Ongoing self-improvement has served as a cornerstone in terms of providing the best and most contextual for her client base.

Under the employ of KwaMashu Child Welfare (1996-1999), her experience includes working with children in need of care and families and communities.

She was then employed as Chief Social Worker by the Department of Correctional Services (August 1999-February 2006) she was involved in the whole rehabilitation programme of offenders whilst in the Correctional Centre. She facilitating life skills, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, aggressive offender programmes

She further obtained her postgraduate degree, Hons BA (SS) in Psychology in 2004 from the University of South Africa (UNISA)

She was employed at SAPS (Employee Assistance Services) (March 2006 -May 2008) to render psychosocial services to personnel. Facilitate capacity building workshops like stress and depression management, HIV/AIDS, financial management, life skills. Individual counselling/therapy

Under the employee of Transnet Port Terminals (Cape Town) as a Employee Assistance Practitioner (EAP)(June 2008-July 2009) Managing the Employee Wellness Programme in the Human Resources Department responsible for Employee Assistance Programmes ,Health and Wellness Programmes for employees, Incapacity Management, Sick Absenteeism management

Under the employee of Metrorail (Cape Town) (August 2009 to April 2011) managing Employee Wellness programmes and organizing wellness months, Health and Wellness events like STI & TB campaigns, World AIDS, VCT campaigns. Capacity building workshops, Trauma debriefing sessions, Counselling and referrals, Managing Service providers. Member of HR Management team that sits in the evaluation Committee in cases of Incapacity/disability management cases, Management of sick absenteeism in the workplace. Support service to Departmental heads and Line managers

She has experience in Human Resources as well as running her own private practice. For a period of time she also worked as affiliate for different Employee Wellness Companies

Counselling /therapy in the following:

- Stress, Depression and Anxiety management
- Couple counselling
- Marriage and family counselling
- Alcohol and drug counselling
- Crisis interventions and trauma debriefing
- HIV/AIDS management
- Divorce mediation
- Alcohol and drugs dependency
- Group therapy

An ecosystem approach is employed to all assessments and resolutions of problems

Sessions are focused and therefore kept to a minimum (range from 4 and 8 sessions), therefore cost effective to the client

As and when needed sessions will go beyond the stipulated time

Counselling is available in the following languages, Zulu, Xhosa and English


South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) 10-17759

Board of Health care Funders (BHF) 0283371

South African Association of Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP) 702298

The Employee Assistance Professionals Association of South Africa (EAPA-SA) 898

Consultation Hours at Durdoc Centre:

09h00-16h00 Monday - Friday

09h00-13h00 Saturdays

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays


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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

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Mrs Zobaphi Hlangu

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