Melissa Cilliers

Clinical Psychologist  BA, BA Hons, MA Clinical Psychology  ?
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Jackson Avenue
Johannesburg East And South

Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, couples, and individuals.
Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, career assessments, child sexual abuse, depression, family difficulties, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, schizophrenia, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.

I am registered Clinical Psychologist in Private practice in Johannesburg. I graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical psychology from the University of Johannesburg and I have had a diverse internship and community service exposure in the field of clinical psychology in well known psychiatric hospitals and wards in Johannesburg. My experience has included working within psychiatric settings that cater for acute, long term and out patient service users.

My therapeutic exposure has included working with children, adolescents and adults as well as group work (support and dialectical behaviour therapy). I utilize an integrative approach in order to tailor the approach according to the clients therapeutic needs. I am a registered member of the Health Professions Board of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders of South Africa (BHF).

I specialize in the following areas (including but not limited to):

  • Trauma debriefing
  • Stress management, adjustment difficulties and/or burnout
  • Bereavement/ loss
  • Emotional regulation (anger, grief)
  • Individuals with psychiatric disorders
  • Brief interventions such as CBT & Solution Focused therapy (anxiety and mood disorders)
  • Behaviour modification
  • Couples and relationship counselling
  • Parental Guidance

Psychological assessments including emotional, cognitive and neuropsychological for adolescents, children and adults for the purposes of: - Emotional adjustment/ attachment difficulties - Career counselling - Case management for individuals with neurological impairments (TBI or strokes etc)


Mobile: 079 818 1969


HPCSA Number: PS0126675