Mrs Tarryn Kelly

Clinical Psychologist  BSoc Sci. (Hons) (UCT), M.A. Clin. Psych (UWC)  ?
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Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, chronic medical conditions, depression, eating disorders, family difficulties, fertility related issues, learning difficulties, learning disorders, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, schizophrenia, self development, and trauma.
Working in: English.

About me

I am a clinical psychologist working in private practice in Gardens, Cape Town. I am contracted into medical aid rates and will claim directly from most medical aid companies.

Orientation and approach

I approach each client as an individual with a unique set of needs. My approach differs depending on what the client presents with at a specific time. I tend to think in a psychodynamic way, which means that I reflect on how past relationships, experiences and events impact on present emotions, behaviours and relationships; however each therapy process is tailor-made to suit the clients needs and goals at present

I offer a supportive and safe therapeutic space for adults and children which includes long and short term psychotherapy for a broad range of difficulties.

My work with children includes:

Play therapy to explore a variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety, depression, aggression, bullying, trauma, bereavement, dealing with divorce and separation, and general emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Working with under 5’s (parent-infant/child psychotherapy) with issues such as attachment difficulties, feeding and sleeping issues, separation anxiety

My work with adults includes:

  • Personal growth
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Relationship/interpersonal difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties/support
  • Working with new parents
  • HIV
  • Fertility difficulties

Professional affiliations

I continuously aim to enhance my professional knowledge and belong to the following professional groups:

  • SAPC (South African Psychoanalytic Confederation)

  • CTCAPG (Cape Town Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Group)

  • Babies in mind practitioner (

  • HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa)


Tel: 072 686 9876
Mobile: 072 686 9876


HPCSA Number: PS 0114456
Practice Number: 0486736

99 Kloof Street
Cape Town