Passionate and Professional Care

About us

Sinekamva ,established in 2008, is a Christian counseling and chaplaincy service offering professional care to all people no matter their background, faith or circumstances.

Our main objectives are to provide emotional, trauma and spiritual care to hospitalised patients, their families and their carers in a professional, passionate and caring manner by focussing on whole person care—body, mind, and spirit. Sinekamva strives to train and educate like-minded individuals in the field of spirituality and healthcare.

Purpose

Assisting persons to clarify their faith and the meaning and purpose of that faith during their hospitalisation.

Mission

Sinekamva is responsible for caring for the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of patients, families and staff.

Vision

We believe in providing medical centres with proficient, professional and competent chaplains and counsellors. This is done though a platform for training such individuals in the field of pastoral care and counselling.

Values

  • We have a passion to care for our hospital community in a Christ-like manner.
  • Because love is the heart of our care, we serve all people in a proficient, professional and competent manner. No matter their religion, ethnicity, or gender.
  • Sinekamva means “we have a future.” That future is linked to the hope that every patient has a future story in their illness & suffering.
 

Counsellors

Specialised Counsellor Devin Atherstone

  • MTh - Pastoral Care (SATS)
  • Licentia in Ministry (Cape Town Baptist Seminary)
  • Level I CPE (Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston TX)
  • Advance Counseling Certificate (Philippi Trust)
  • Rape Crisis Intervention Course
  • A.C.C Registered Specialised Counsellor
  • Specialised Counsellor, Council for Counsellors in South Africa
  • SAAP Membership
  • Ministerial Recognition by Baptist Union of South Africa
  • Charlie Klein

  • BA Honour’s Psychological Counselling
  • Diploma in Christian Counselling
  • Diploma in Reflexology
  • Bereavement & counsellor – Helderberg Hospice
  • Mentor & HIV psychological counsellor to counselees at Dept of Health Clinics
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    Management Committee

    Dr Paul Theron

    Chairperson

    Mr Dennis Greenwood

    Treasurer

    Mrs Melanie McCulley

    Administrator

    Dr Ovayo Mkula


    Chaplain Devin Atherstone

    Manager