Traumatic experiences can be truely challenging to face which is why we often try “bury” them.

Moving past these residual emotions requires gentle guidance, care and support. Professional talk therapy can help you safely explore and process these events.

Getting help with the effects of trauma may seem like a big step but we are here to support you all the way. You can learn to overcome distressing symptoms to regain connection to your life.

Our counselling team has years of experience of providing effective therapeutic care to people struggling with their personal trauma. Once identified and therapeutically guided, you are able to use practical tools required to steer your emotional responses, triggers and to begin to control a more connected and emotionally aware version of yourself.

Extraordinary trauma can result in severe disruptions across your major life areas these events may include anything from childhood physical and/or sexual abuse, adulthood assault or sexual assault, loss of a loved one, divorce, infidelity, separation, bullying, abusive parenting to many seemingly less important but equally distressing events (depending on how they are interpreted by the individual).

While seemingly “forgotten” these memories survive in the format of stored emotional layers that can result in other abnormal thoughts or behaviours into your present relationships. Trauma is now recognised as one of the biggest contributing factors in addiction, depression, anxiety and a wide range of conditions or behaviours that can affect your wellbeing.

When you are in an environment that truly cares about who you are and supports you as an individual, the actual healing can begin. This is what makes Recovery Direct Cape Town centre such an ideal refuge for people struggling with addiction based behaviours.

Recovery Direct is a dedicated trauma recovery retreat. Our counselling services are tailored to the dynamics of your individual requirements. We are here to support you from where you are now to where you want to be.

Disentangle the complex web of damaged emotions through trauma treatment. Therapists are trained to help through complex layers of trauma to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.





Our approach starts by identifying what traumatic experiences from your immediate or distant past. By exploring these events in a safe and supportive environment are we able to re-connect a path toward your recovery?

Until these feelings have been worked through and the tools learned it is very hard to restore a natural state of calm. As a private treatment centre in Cape Town that understands this, our programmes are designed around these tailor-made approaches that best facilitate your longterm success, whatever it takes.

Our integrated approach includes therapy solutions created in accordance to your requirements. Uncovering and re-processing past trauma requires a safe and empathetic understanding and approach. You need to be empowered to take control of your emotional state and that takes time and guidance.

Trauma Recovery Cape TownThe symptoms of unresolved trauma can involve substance use disorders, relationship and many other behaviour related issues. Traumatised people struggle to find ways to cope in present-day life as they are plagued by the remnants of these past-trauma memories.

While the immediate stressors might seem like new event targets such as relationship issues, losing your job, stress due to children or spouse, injury, divorce, death of a friend or loved one, financial problems, abusive partners, violence, physical or psychological abuse can further contribute or exasperate the underlying damaged emotions from past trauma.

This net effect results in highly unregulated emotional states with unintended behaviours, which can have incredibly dire consequences if left unchecked or unsupported.

Our multi-disciplined therapists can help you to work within your emotional landscape by guiding your unresolved traumatic experiences and present upheavals to a better and more congruent outcomes.

Treatment at Recovery Direct is split up into two main categories, namely inpatient and outpatient treatment. A one-hour assessment process precedes all treatments and is designed to align the right therapist with the presented information from the patient. Once this has been completed, the prospective patient’s eligibility for either the inpatient or outpatient programme is also determined.

Traumatic Stress disrupts the nervous system and the emotional balance of the person.

Anxiety, panic, hyperactivity and vigilance, inability to relax, emotional flooding, sleeplessness, rage and hostility reflect this.

As long as these conditions exist, the trauma sufferer will turn to coping mechanisms like substance abuse, excessive medication, food, sex/porn, gambling and shopping, depression, self-mutilation, self-sabotage and sexual dysfunction, ADHD, burnout, sleep disorders, borderline personality disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome amongst others.

Damaged emotions can lead to a lifetime of unstable or compulsion based behaviours if left untreated.
These behaviours often shift, morph and repeat themselves into present-day relationships or cycles that frequently cause you further pain or trauma.

The good news is that your mind always wants to heal itself and with the right help we can get you from where you are now, to where you want to be.

“We know that the wildest and most moving dramas are played not in the theatre but in the hearts of ordinary men and women.” – Carl Jung

We work within psychodynamic frameworks, by providing empathetic person-centred therapeutic care, working around their narratives, cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma reprocessing and mindfulness techniques, where appropriate.

Trauma unsettling events become the deeper drivers of many avoidance, denial and self-defeating behaviours that get subconsciously locked into repeating present cycles.

Your mind psychologically wants to “protect” or “soothe” you, using these repeating cycles as it sees them as the “safest” option, given the circumstances.

In order to reprogram your mind away from these cycles, we need to safely identify and settle your understanding of these past events in a secure, structured & dedicated program.

Then discover new channels to functionally fit into your daily life to help you mediate your future self when confronted with new external “triggers” or stressors.

Using simple effective personal development breakthroughs to correct the functioning of your mind, body and spirit as a complete and interconnected system.

Your Mental Wellness

Timeout to Re-focus, Re-centre, Rejuvenate

Find clarity and re-gain emotional stability from anxiety & stress

Recovery Direct Executive Care is an evidence-based wellness program designed around you

Executive Environment

The pressure to lead, inspire, make decisions, be a role model, a parent, a mindful partner or supportive friend can come at the cost of your mental health and wellbeing. You are forever showing up for other people, meetings, calls and commitments, yet how often are you showing up for yourself?

Recovery Direct is an exclusive evidence-based care centre that is dedicated to confidentially restoring your mental vitality and physical balance and wellbeing. We give you the time, space and guidance to reflect, plan and decide your next move.

Specialised therapeutic support gives you unbiased, professional insights into emotional struggles, relationships and behaviours. Everything managed in a safe, supportive and holistic executive wellness retreat.

Individual Attention

  • Process thoughts in a constructive manner
  • Space for reflection
  • Redefine goals and priorities
  • Gain a new perspective on your internal thought processes

Meditation, Yoga, Stretching and Breathing

  • Improve self-regulation and self-awareness
  • Increase your ability to focus
  • Improve sleep
  • Assist the body in processing life experiences

Therapeutic Massage

  • Completely unwind and de-stress
  • Remove blockages and relax muscles
  • Feel nurtured

Restorative Gourmet Meals

  • Prepared by skilled chefs
  • Nutritionally dense and restorative
  • Cater to your special dietary requirements

Private Luxury Suites

  • Private suites with full amenities
  • Private desk space and wifi (fibre)
  • Tea/coffee making facilities and mini-fridge

Time to prioritise yourself

Harness the mental agility to manage your life again. Fine tune your mental-health and wellbeing inside of South Africa’s leading care centre.