Welly den Hollander

Welly den Hollander

I grew up in the Netherlands where I studied Social Work. In 1987 we moved to the UK where I was a stay-home mom for 4 years. Our family then moved to South Africa. I worked as a medical social worker at McCord hospital, was part of the Sinikithema HIV clinic and  was manager of the Siyahlanganisa training program for HIV/AIDS counsellors. During my Masters at UKZN  I developed an interest in narrative therapy and for my PhD in Social Science I looked at narrative therapy training for pastoral counsellors in KZN. The study was in collaboration with the Department of Religion and Culture. 

I joined a monthly narrative conversation group. I further trained as a coach and family mediator. I presently work for the UNISA social work department as a mentor for supervisors and fourth level facilitator. In my private practice I focus on oncology social work and clients with challenges related to sexuality. I facilitate art therapy groups and organise camps and retreats at our care farm in Cato Ridge. I enjoy painting and ceramics and play the flute.

Courses | Training

Accredited by the University of Pretoria, we offer specialised training in a narrative approach that is generally described as pastoral but non-doctrinal in nature. A narrative approach also has application in coaching, mentoring, facilitation, mediation and organisational development.

We’ve offered pastoral and narrative therapy training for the past two decades.

Most programmes are accredited by the University of Pretoria.
Pastoral Narrative Therapy
Continued professional development
Practitioner superivsion
Seminars and workshops



Campuses | Learning sites

Pretoria (Main Campus)
Constantia Kruin (West Rand)
Kempton Park (East Rand)
Durbanville (Cape)
George (Western Cape)
Mossel Bay (Western Cape)
Lydenburg (Mpumalanga)

Global online (Blended Learning)

Make a difference

Tax deductible donations
Seeds of hope
Professional seeds
67 Minutes – Mandela dayCorporate social investment
Skills development levy

Let’s get in touch!

Head office (Pretoria)


Welcome to an embracing fellowship that offers hope.

Situated in Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria, South Africa, Coram Deo offers training in pastoral narrative therapy and professional counselling services made cost effective by the generosity of our donors and partner therapists and other professionals.


Coram Deo Pastoral Centre (NPC)
Registration no. 2003/007191/08

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