Welcome to Hope House…

Hope House has been offering hope and care to hurting people since 2004.
We offer counselling and training to the people of Cape Town, South Africa.
Hope House is a Christian organisation that is passionate about welcoming people
of all races, religions and cultures to seek care and counselling with us.

Our Hope House Centres are in Tokai on Main, Tableview, Kuilsrivier and Kayelitsha, Cape Town.


Hope House began in 2004 in the home of its founder, Judy Strickland. Judy says she recognised the need for affordable counselling in communities that were struggling with the impact of poverty, trauma, abuse and violence, yet had no where to turn for help, so opening her doors to any one who needed help, counselling was offered on a donation basis.  Today there are 4 centres, helping thousands of people who would be unable to access help, although the centres and the work has grown, it remains faithful to her original vision, and now almost 19 years later still offers counselling on a donation basis, so if a client cannot afford a donation it is free.

In order for us to do this we need to raise funds: while our counselors are volunteers, we have overheads that need to be covered.

Please consider donating towards this – we are changing communities, through healing. Any amount is welcome.


  • Hope House Staff

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story” – Maya Angelou


Hope House offers companies the following:

  • Counselling on site
  • Workshops:
    • Self-care
    • Team building
    • GBV awareness
    • Grief
    • Anxiety & depression

Please contact Natalie for more information.


Hope House offers one-on-one counselling in a confidential and respectful environment to people of all backgrounds, cultures and languages. We’re a Not for Profit organisation and ask for a donation in return for counselling sessions.


Schools Programmes

Our schools programmes reach out to youth at crucial stages in their choices around drugs. Our Community Based Treatment Program impacts Cape Town schools.


Trauma-informed Classrooms

Hope House is offering schools training and guidance on becoming a trauma-informed school. This workshop shows the impact of trauma on the learners’ brain.


Workshops and Training

We are passionate about the training and development of Cape Town’s counsellors  – so we run frequent workshops to enrich a counsellor’s skills and experience.


Our Mission: Inspired by the love of God, the Hope House founders set off to offer hope to hurting people through care and counselling. Our mission is to equip people to withstand the pressure they face in trauma, loss and in the practical demands of daily life.

Hope House Mission Statement

Our approach is person-centred. This means we listen to every client’s experience with empathy and without judgement.

Our Approach

We believe God can make a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph and a victim into a victor.



Our workshops/training provide practical tools for those who are involved in counselling and mental health work. These tools enhance any training you may have by giving you practical skills via role play, and other activities that can enhance your counselling skills. These workshops will include: Grief, emotional regulation, anxiety , relationships, trauma informed work, depressions, gender based violence, play therapy for children & techniques for counselling adolescents.

The following are run on request:

  • Trauma-informed organisations
  • Self-care and Trauma
  • Self-care for staff

Visit our workshop page to see the dates and more information.

Our proud funders & sponsors 

Mr & Ms Johnson

Mrs C. Masters

Rosser Trust

Gormley Trust

Church of Holy Spirit

Mrs A. Rademeyer