Our Family

unreservedly committed to your success

Our Family

Our 'staff' here at journey make the facility. As such, we consider them family. feel free to consider them yours.

Yonit blumenthal

co-owner and counsellor

Yonit has first-hand experience of being a wife and mother during Clive’s years in active addiction. This life experience coupled with her intuition and extensive professional training make her an ideal counsellor.

Clive Blumenthal


Clive is a resilient and determined individual who has a wealth of life experience. His 14 years of sobriety and his wide-ranging experience make it easy for Clive to get through to his patients and assist them closely on their road to recovery.

Mirelle wong-cardoso

Psychological COunsellor

Mirelle has over 7 years of experience in the addiction industry. She specialised in addiction and trauma at an honours level. She is bubbly and caring whilst still retaining her professionalism and attention to detail. Learn more at her website

Melandri bridges

psychological counsellor

Melandric brings 6 years of addiction industry experience to the table. She loves watching her patients grow on their journey of recovery and is with them every step of the way.

Brad Webster

Certified Addiction COunsellor

A recovering addict, with 12 years of sobriety, Brad has over a decade of experience working as an addiction counsellor. His wealth of experience, coupled with an effective therapeutic approach, makes Brad a loved and valuable member of Journey’s team. 

Dr Vusi Machobane

On-Call Doctor (specialist anaesthetist)

Dr Vusi is au fait with the addiction field as he has served as a doctor on call in this industry for many years. He is genuine and his patients are his top priority. 

Dr andrea nolte

on-call doctor (medical practitioner)

Dr Nolte has worked in the addiction field for over 20 years and has experience in psychiatry. She is friendly, warm and always ready to help. 

Patsy dulobo

general manager

Patsy is on the ball and her attention to detail is apparent. Fondly known as ‘Aunty Patsy’, she often spoils the patients with her excellent cooking. 

Njabulo swana

administrative officer

‘JB’ is a recovering addict and former Journey patient. A reassuring yet energetic presence, he ensures that no one at Journey, staff or patient, endures a dull day.  

claire knoetze

Administrative officer

Claire is a recovering addict and former Journey patient. She is hard-working, friendly and reliable. She truly embodies all that Journey stands for. 



Thulani has worked in rehabilitation centres for many years. He is trustworthy, warm and upbeat. He takes pleasure in fulfilling all of our patients’ logistical needs. 



Gift keeps the living space at Journey in top shape. She also livens up our centre with her bubbly and energetic aura. 

eunice mdlalose


Eunice takes great pride and joy in preparing our patients’ delicious and nutritious meals. When you’re walking around Journey and have the urge to say “what smells so good?”, Eunice is responsible. 

Themba kamanga


Themba ensures that our surrounds here at Journey are well-tended to. When he’s not ultra focused on the garden, you can expect him to flash a big smile your way.

amos thobela


Amos is always on the move at the Journey premises but to the amazement of our patients, he pops up right when the need arises. Whether its replacing the lamp of their reading lamp or fixing a plug point, Amos is always there! 

david iwuekeh


David runs a tight ship and maintains order and integrity at Journey. With many years of experience in the addiction industry, everyone at Journey is in safe hands.

khaya samuel


Once successfully completing their treatment, our patients often express how much they miss Khaya. Her bright smile and willingness to engage in a joke is not readily bested. 

siya Thobela


Regardless of the magnitude of the problem, Siya tackles it head-on. He actively seeks out the extra mile.