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OUR TEAM

Our best team of qualified and experienced counselors and recovery assistants for sober living at our halfway house

Liberty home Sober Living & Reintegration care - Morgane - Director

Morgane

Director

BA & M.A. Sciences Economics [ULB – UGent]
Major Psychology [UCT]
BSocSc Hons Psychology [UCT]
PGDip Addiction Care Candidate (UCT)

Morgane has seen her share of addiction. She overcame multiple habits such as alcohol disorder, eating disorder and intimacy disorder.

Not wanting to come out with her addictions in her home country, she sought help in South African rehabilitation clinics.

Today it’s her mission to help people with addiction around the globe.

Liberty home Sober Living & Reintegration care - Vincent - Director

Vincent

Director

Vincent is a recovering addict who has overcome substance abuse and left behind a life of misery and dysfunction, then leaped into a life of recovery and abundance. 

Now he looks to share his new outlook on life in the world and assist in reintegrating suffering addicts/ alcoholics into a new way of life. Being in recovery has given Vincent a second chance at life and he is not taking it for granted.

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Cindy

House Manager

I came into recovery in 2013, after reaching the end of my road with alcohol and drugs. 

Being in recovery has given me a second chance at life and a gift that I so desperately wanted. Working the 12 Step program has taught me how to live again and to give back, by helping the still-suffering addict. I have a sponsor and sponsee who hold me accountable just for today.

The experience and growth I have gained in recovery gives me a unique perspective to help those new to the process. 

Working as a House Manager allows me to pursue my passion and gives me that opportunity.

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Marie

House Manager

My recovery journey began in 2019 when I realized that my life had become unmanageable due to the use of drugs and alcohol. With the help of the 12 Steps, I found a new way of life. I am immensely grateful for getting a second chance, which is why I want to help others find their new way of life.

Having undergone treatment myself, I have gained a lot of life experience. I like to call that the “University of Life.” Every day is still a learning experience, but that’s how we continue to grow as individuals. I am grateful for every new opportunity and the ability to learn new things.

Working as a House Manager at Liberty Home is a dream come true.

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Dr Imraan Tayob

Psychiatrist

Dr Imraan Tayob initially completed a commerce degree at the University of Cape Town. After a stint working in brand marketing in London, he returned to South Africa to study Medicine at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal. On completion of his medical internship and community service at Victoria Hospital in Cape Town, and Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Durban respectively, he trained as a Specialist Psychiatrist between Groote Schuur and Valkenberg Hospitals. Currently he is in a joint appointment as head of psychiatric department at a district hospital in Cape Town, and an academic post in the department of psychiatry at the University of Cape town. He sits on the university Registrar Training Committee, and is involved in teaching and training of trainee Psychiatrists. He is a committee member of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP)Western Cape Subgroub as well as the SASOP Early Career Psychiatrists committee. He has a an interest in General Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, in which he practices in private practice on a part time basis.

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Melissa

Counsellor

I have had my fair share of trauma and understand the journey of Addiction and Recovery. Learning about people through my studies in Psychology, it allows me to follow my passion, helping others navigate their way to living a fulfilled life. To experience a fulfilled life, it would be best if you broke through the fear of taking action. I am here to support you on your journey.

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Alex

Counsellor

Alex is a recovering alcoholic and gambling addict who stayed in Cape Town after leaving the UK to come into recovery. He started his journey into counselling after receiving the gift of sobriety and finding a sense of purpose in passing that gift on.

Counselling in a variety of different contexts, both in and outside of addiction, is a journey that continues to reward, surprise, and challenge him. Studying counselling, first at SACAP, then specialising in addiction at UCT has equipped him with the tools and knowledge to achieve his goal of helping people heal from their struggles with and without addiction.

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Felix

Volunteer Counsellor

BSc Humanistic Counselling

Felix has struggled with a gambling addiction since his teens. After numerous attempts to stay off gambling, he always found his way back to that destructive lifestyle. Years later, he added drugs and alcohol to the mix and was utterly lost. He had zero direction, and nothing was working until he finally decided to surrender to the fact that he was an addict in all senses and that he was the problem and not the gambling or substance use. Felix truly believes in the 12 Step program as it is the only thing that has worked and continues to work for him. Felix has restarted his studies to become a Volunteer Counsellor here in South Africa at SACAP. Long gone are the days of working in London in finance; Felix believes his calling in life is to help others now just like him to create a life away from addiction and destruction.

Liberty home Sober Living & Reintegration care - Ashley - Recovery Assistant

Ashley

Recovery Assistant

After years of substance abuse, I found recovery with the help of the 12 step program and the fellowship.  Through this process, my life has changed tremendously, and I am filled with joy and gratitude. 

I believe that selfless service, to others, is my way of showing gratitude. I hope to carry a message of recovery to others and to help them find what I have found.

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Romeo

Facility Manager

Romeo is our resident facilities manager. He fixes anything, makes beds, cleans, carries the guest’s bags, managers contractor and ensures our beloved Weltervreden Manor house built in 1765 is in top shape – always with a ready smile and willingness to help in any way he can. He has a lovely disposition that fits in perfectly with the energy we have in the house, and we are lucky to have him as part of the team.

 

Liberty home Sober Living & Reintegration care - Gigi - Therapy Dog

Gigi

Therapy Dog

Gigi is a special part of our team.  She brings calm and peace to the residents and loves going for walks.

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