Philippi Trust is dedicated to providing counselling and counselling training to all peoples of South Africa. Also to train facilitators to provide psycho-social support to orphans and vulnerable children.
Although Philippi Trust South Africa holds to the same Core Counselling Model and values, the format of training was adjusted to meet local needs. More emphasis was given to HIV/AIDS, Vulnerable Children and Abuse of woman in our communities. It is our goal in Philippi to show respect and help people to find their God given purpose.
The founder of Philippi Trust, Rev. Malcolm Worsley CQSW, Dip.S.Studies, was born in Preston, United Kingdom, and is a qualified Social Worker.He has over 30 years of experience in Christian Counselling and ten years working experience as a Probation Officer. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with the complexities of human behaviour and child abuse. He has also founded a series of houses for the homeless in the Midlands, UK.
Prior to his retirement Malcolm was the International Director of Philippi Trust and travelled widely in the UK and abroad. His training in Social Work has brought a professionalism to his seminars, and his own experiences give deep insight into the power of God in restoring and healing. He was a founder member on the Board of Association for Christian Counsellors in the UK and is an ordained mininster in the Church of England.
Chantal Philander first came into contact with Philippi Trust in 1995, when she attended a Counselling Course in the UK sponsored by YWAM. One year later, along with Linda Rowett, she was prayerfully looking to establish a Philippi Trust Counselling and Training base in Western Cape South Africa. This had the full support of the Trustees and Founder of Philippi in the UK. Chantal is a qualified Counsellor and Trainer with over 16 years experience with Philippi Trust. She is a valued member of Philippi International made up of members from the UK, Guernsey, Germany, Namibia, Ireland and the USA.
“I am very honoured to be part of the Philippi Team who serve to make a different.”
Nomazimbulo started working for Philippi Trust SA in April 2008 as an ETA (Enhanced Treatment Adherence) Supporter. In July 2008 she became an ETA Supervisor and a back-up Counsellor at Ikhwezi Clinic. In June 2009, Nomazibulo became an ETA coordinator and in April 2011, Nomazibulo coordinated both TB and HIV in six facilities of the Eastern Sub-District.
In April 2012 Nomazimbulo became a trainer for Philippi Trust SA until present and in 2014 her focus was extended to train in Eastern Cape in Idutywa with the aim to develop and build counsellors all over South Africa. Nomazimbulo now coordinates the Eastern Cape Training.
“I feel blessed when I see the development in our country as I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. By God’s grace we will be able to reach more communities.”
Michelle started working for Philippi Trust South Africa at the end of 2009. She started a half day position as an Admin Assistant in the Training Department. In 2010 She became the full time Administrator in the Training Department. Then in 2013, Michelle progressed to facilitate training courses part-time for the Training Department. In 2014, Michelle became Office Administrator to the Philippi Trust SA office in Somerset West, on a part time basis.
“I have now been with Philippi Trust SA for over 4 years and love the work we do in communities. I have seen positive change in people and communities from the Counselling Courses and Counselling Sessions that Philippi Trust provides. I am positive that more good work will be done in the future."