Patient Testimonials

These are just some of the testimonials we have received from patients and doctors at Akeso Clinics. If you would like any further information regarding our Clinics or units, please contact us via or phone us on 0861 HELP US.

Testimonials from Patients

“I was so depressed when I was admitted into the clinic that I had given up on life. The support of the doctors, nurses, the COPE Team and the other patients was amazing. I gained a lot of confidence and started being much more assertive in my life after the 3 weeks I spent there. I feel different now, hopeful even ….”

“I have been in rehab a couple of times. It is only my last stint at Akeso that has really made the difference. I finally GOT IT! I don’t blame everyone else anymore, I take responsibility for my life exactly as it is and exercise my choice to create a better one.”

“My stay in the clinic helped me to understand why I was being so self-destructive. I had to go back over some very painful material from the past, but I think I can move on now. Thanks to the team for helping me get my life back.”

“I thought the Young Adults Programme at Akeso Crescent Clinic would be so boring but it was really cool.”

“Thank you, thank you so much!! You saved a life, a mother, a child! I’m proud to be clean and sober and I have enjoyed all these years!”

“I would like to thank each and every single one of you for showing me a new way of life, a life free from active addiction.”

“Many, many thanks for all the kind words, hard work and wonderful support I received at Akeso Kenilworth Clinic. I feel stronger and more capable now than I ever have. Your belief in me gives me the strength to carry on.”

“I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the tremendous support you have given me throughout my recovery in South Africa. I am spending time with my daughter in London before travelling north to ‘get my life and my house’ in order. Because now I can! Thanks again for giving me my life back”

“The people at Akeso Kenilworth Clinic were with me every step of the way on the road towards my recovery. They kept going with me during detox and helped me through my defiance. They saved my life.”

“Since my discharge from Akeso Kenilworth Clinic I look forward to every new day with energy, enthusiasm and motivation. My children are absolutely great. I cannot explain how our lives have changed for the best since I’ve stopped drinking. I believe that God stepped into my life when I finally admitted myself to Kenilworth. I now know that I have so much to offer other people in my life.”

“My name is Kim* and I’m a Compulsive Gambling addict. I was in a very desperate state. I had been brought to my knees through the consequences of 15 years of destructive addiction to gambling. I was fortunate enough to get referred to Akeso Stepping Stones. I am forever grateful for the time that I spent in Stepping Stones. My life has been turned around from having no hope and desperate to now living free from my addiction one day at a time. A big thank you to all the staff!”

Testimonials from Doctors

“It is a privilege to work with the multi-disciplinary team at Akeso Alberton. This is a special little place of healing”



“Being at Akeso Parktown is very stimulating as we have access to the best medical minds here – it is a centre of excellence in the field of psychiatry. I am hoping to become part of one of the super-specialised new units”



“The reason I refer to Crescent Clinic is because of the COPE programs. Patients are made to work hard at their recovery through the group therapy process and this improves outcomes greatly.”



“Akeso Pietermaritzurg is a top class psychiatric facility in a tranquil setting. It serves my patients very well.”