Lisa Padfield | Clinical Psychologist
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Qualifications and experience

Membership and registration

As a clinical psychologist, my training and experience covers the treatment of a range of psychological problems both on an inpatient (in a hospital) and outpatient basis. These include specific mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression as well as ordinary life problems such as relationship, emotional or spiritual/existential difficulties.

I obtained a Masters degree (cum laude) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch and completed my internship at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital. I am in private practice in Stellenbosch, have supervised and taught post-graduate students on a part time basis at Stellenbosch University and facilitated an in-patient support group at a local hospital for a two year period.

I completed an Advanced Psychotherapy Programme in Self Psychology, Relational Psychology and Intersubjectivity offered by the Cape Town Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Group (CTPSPG).  This process culminated in the publication of a paper in a UK-based, peer-reviewed journal. 

I feel an ethical responsibility to reserve a portion of my billable hours for probono work. This I do primarily through volunteer work for LifeLine Western Cape, a non-profit organization I have been privileged to work with for 20 years. I am actively involved in furthering the profession of psychology, in service of all South Africans, through my chosen professional body, i.e. the Cape Town Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Group. As someone in the helping professions, I believe that we have an ethical responsibility to also take care of ourselves. Accordingly, I pay attention to my own personal and professional development on an on-going basis.

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