Tharagay Family Programme

At our rehab centres, we offer a family programme in partnership with the renowned Prospect Hill Recovery Practice, as families are often deeply traumatised by the addiction.

“The family is often both the weakest link, and the strongest catalyst for recovery”

Positive Change

Family Programme

Experiencing the addictive behaviour of a loved one is a stressful and debilitating experience. Family and close friends often take strain and find various ways of coping, many of which are costly and often make the problem worse. Families can become the weakest link unwittingly enabling the problem. However, with the right support, family and friends can also grow to be strong catalysts for recovery.

Prospect Hill Recovery Practice provides, in cooperation with Tharagay Addiction Treatment and Rustenburg Addiction Care, a weekly Family Programme, which delivers high-quality education and care for family-members and close friends of individuals in addiction treatment. The programme supports positive change and ensures a better treatment outcome for everyone.

The Family Programme is an integral part of a successful treatment programme and we strongly encourage family members to attend. Please note that those with and without families currently in treatment are welcome to attend.

During the programme, we will begin to:

Explore your current experience.
Provide relevant education and information.
Develop effective coping strategies.
Guide personal and relationship recovery.
Support the development of skills to sustain change.


Weekly online sessions – details to be confirmed by facilitators


R1000 for four (4) sessions. Sessions currently run online.

Dedicated Staff

Family Programme Facilitator

Katy Menell is a registered counsellor (BA Oxon, BPsych UNISA), who has been working in the field of recovery from addiction since 2002, with a specific focus on an integrated approach to recovery. She has developed and facilitated a number of original family programs for various local facilities. She is certified by the University of Bath in working with families’ and substance misuse. Katy works with individuals, couples and families managing the effects of addiction, trauma, loss, anxiety and other stressors in their lives and relationships

Dedicated Staff

Family Programme Facilitator

Penelope Garden (BA Hons Psych, Grad dip counselling (ACAP)) has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for 10 years. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings-primarily in inpatient treatment centres. Penny designed and has been running a successful Family Program for an outpatient program that has been running for the last two years. She has now been in private practice for the last 3 years. She believes that systemically treating the family is key to successful recovery and believes wholeheartedly that if one person in the family changes, the system has no choice but to change. She continues to be amazed by what gifts recovery brings and respects the great courage it takes to step into uncharted territory. Penny has a strong interest in co-dependency and working with families. 


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