Alexa Young is a clinical psychologist and couples psychotherapist. She has been in private practice in Sandton, Johannesburg since 2012. She works with couples, individuals and families. She has a keen interest in the ways in which people interact and how old patterns, whether in ourselves or in our relationships, can make things feel stuck or sometimes make things worse. Her approach is to try to help couples recognise and understand these patterns and find new ways of interacting that are more thoughtful and potentially healing.
Alexa trained at the University of Witwatersrand. She works mainly in a psychodynamic way. She remains open and curious about other disciplines and techniques and aims to integrate these into her practice where appropriate. Her work experience includes working in the United Kingdom where she had experience in family and schema therapy at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. She is a member of SAPI (South African Psychoanalytic Initiative) and the International Society of Schema Therapy and the British Psychological Society.
Annette Wozniak is a clinical psychologist and has run a private practice for 10 years in Johannesburg. She works with individuals, couples and families in areas such as relationship difficulties, adjustment, trauma and loss. She works mainly within a psychodynamic framework. She has a strong professional interest in couple and group dynamics and has trained as a couple psychoanalytic therapist and as a group facilitator. She was a founding member of JPACP. “Relationships can be our greatest asset but often give us our greatest anguish”. Annette likes to think of herself as a helpful third in the room, who can think about and explore the relationship difficulties that a couple is experiencing in a non-judgemental way. This can lead to greater understanding of the relational difficulties that arise.
Annette trained at the University of Witwatersrand. She has facilitated groups for parents of adolescents in a DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) programme. She acts as a clinical supervisor for training clinical psychologists and works with practicing psychotherapists in supporting ongoing professional development in the area of couple therapy. She has trained as a group facilitator with the Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust, in association with the Institute of Group Analysis, London (UK). She is a member of SAPI (South African Psychoanalytic Initiative) and ACPP (Association of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists).
Ashnee Kasseepursad is a clinical psychologist, based at Impact Therapy Centre, Fourways. She has been in private practice since 2016, previously worked at government institutions.
She works with adults, adolescents, couples, families and groups. In addition, she is particularly interested in couples therapy. This dyad offers a unique view into the interactional and intrapsychic dynamics of a relationship. She believes that couples therapy offers a safe, contained space to understand and explore the worldviews and life journeys of each other, thus resulting in changes in the relationship.
Gael Beckett is an experienced clinical psychologist, specialising in adult individual and couple relationship psychotherapy. She has run a family practice for many years. In addition to seeing couples and adults she also offers family therapy and parent counselling. She acts as a clinical supervisor to fellow therapists.
“Individuals or couples often seek therapy when they have reached a crisis in their relationship – when pain or loss feels unbearable or they want to make sense of themselves and the choices they have made”. Psychoanalytic understanding of our inner worlds assists this process. Just as we are hurt in relationships, so we can heal within relationships. Facilitating this as a third to the couple is a privilege.
Gael trained at the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Cape Town. She also trained as a group psychotherapist through Ububele: African Psychotherapy Resource Centre (recognised by the Institute of Group Analysis, London). Gael is a founder member of the JPACP. She also facilitates a training group for younger therapists. She is a founder member of the South African Psychoanalytic Confederation, a member of the South African Psychoanalytic Initiative, and of the Cape Town Association of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists.
Kevin Freeman is a clinical psychologist, a couples therapist and group psychotherapist. He has been in private practice since 2011 in Parktown North, Johannesburg. He works with couples, adolescents, adults, families and groups. Kevin has been a member of JPAPC since 2015. He has a keen interest in couples work and continues to be involved in ongoing training and professional development in this area.
Kevin trained at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a member of UGAS (Ububele Group Analytic Society). He trained as a group psychotherapist with the Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust in association with the Institute of Group Analysis, London. He has worked with groups in schools and corporations.
Michael Kallenbach is a couples counsellor/marital therapist, in private practice in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. He sees couples who are often conflicted and confused about their relationships. He offers brief and long-term work, helping couples and individuals work through a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Michael works across the heterosexual and LGBT spectrum in an affirmative, therapeutic way which involves listening with respect, in a non-judgmental environment.
Michael holds a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic couple and individual counselling and psychotherapy from the University of East London in the United Kingdom. This was taught at the Tavistock Centre for Couples Relationships (now Tavistock Relationships) – the world-leading experts in couple therapy and an operational unit of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology.
He is a member of the South African Psychoanalytic Initiative (SAPI) and the South African Psychoanalytic Confederation (SAPC). He is also a member of the Johannesburg Psychoanalytic Couples Psychotherapy (JPACP) and the Association of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (ACPP) which is based in Cape Town.
Sandee Daniell is a counselling psychologist and couples psychotherapist. She qualified in 2006 and runs a private practice in Douglasdale. When working with couples, she focuses on helping couples to understand the conscious and unconscious underpinnings of destructive patterns that result in hurt and distress within individuals, the couple or family. From a psychodynamic and attachment-based approach, she helps people to make sense of these destructive cycles and find emotional safety to heal their broken bonds and enjoy more secure connections.
Sandee trained at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). She has facilitated recovery programmes in the addiction field and has trained as a group facilitator through Ububele Education and Psychotherapy Trust. Sandee is currently involved in various groups studying Disorders of the Self under supervision from the Masterson Institute in New York. She is also a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
Sarah Croxford is a clinical psychologist and couple psychotherapist. She has been in private practice in Parkhurst, Johannesburg since 2014. She works with couples, individuals, adolescents and families. She understands that it can be profoundly painful to experience turmoil in intimate relationships. She believes that couples therapy can provide a safe and contained space to explore the patterns of communication between partners and their different expectations. Couples therapy can facilitate the development more satisfying and fulfilling ways of being together.
Sarah trained at the University of Johannesburg. She is a member of GRASP (Groups for Reading and Study of Psychoanalysis and JPACP.
Sylvia Poss is a couples counsellor who also works with individuals and families. Her consulting rooms are in Bryanston where she has been based for the past 21 years. She is particularly interested in working with loss, and in enabling some form of gain, often of a very different kind, to follow on after such a loss. She firmly believes that couples who have difficulties in their relationship can benefit from therapy because unfelt, unexpressed and unshared feelings often lead to explosions. She trained as a clinical social worker; her core values are love of God and of her fellow brothers and sisters.
Shelley Horwitz is a clinical psychologist and couple psychotherapist, interested in attending to all forms of relationship and family. She worked for NPOs and in private practice in the Cape Town City Bowl for 14 years, and moved her practice to Parkwood, Johannesburg in 2020. She offers therapy in English and Afrikaans and also works with individuals and adolescents. Her professional areas of interest include: development, trauma, and adjustment. She believes that couple therapy allows for new, shared, and richer understanding of partners and of patterns of intimate relating and communicating. This in turn allows for healing, growth, and different ways of being. The couple therapist and therapy setting, with its focus on the relationship, helps to promote a sense of safety, support and importance, which aids communication and connection. While starting and being in couple therapy may feel uncomfortable, she believes it can be an investment in a life well-lived and loved.
Shelley trained at Rhodes University. She is an active member of a number of professional groups, including psychoanalytic associations of couple therapy, the SA Sexual Health Association, and a group learning together and working with parents.
Zama Radebe has a mixed practice. She consults with couples, families, individuals as well as teenagers. She has been in practice for over 15 years. She works is a psychoanalytic manner and trained at the University of Durban-Westville (MA) and Wits University (PhD).
In addition, she is currently training to become an analyst. She views therapy as an important space and relationship to facilitate personal growth and development as well as promoting self-awareness and connecting with one’s truth. “Therapy is a space where we can work towards gaining deeper insights about ourselves and in relation to others and the big world we live in”. Zama believes that therapy can be equally and even more useful for couples to promote insights and growth that can further enrich ways of relating.