Clinical Psychologist, Leslie Ebben B.A Psych (UJ), B.A. Hons Psych (UJ), M.A Clin Psych (UJ)

Graeme Hendricks

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist, Leslie Ebben B.A Psych (UJ), B.A. Hons Psych (UJ), M.A Clin Psych (UJ)


BSc (UCT South Africa); B Soc Sci (honours) (UCT South Africa); MA Clinical Psychology (UCT South Africa)

+356 77150217

My role is to assist people in understanding why they have gotten stuck and then working through difficult parts of their lives. I do believe that people have the capacity to heal but sometimes do need outside help to get to a place where they understand themselves better and develop a compassionate stance towards their struggle and themselves.
Since I am only practising online the following exclusions unfortunately have to be in place- seriously depressed persons with intense suicidal or homicidal thoughts and or serious substance dependence issues.

Who comes to see a psychologist?

  • A person who wants to understand themselves better and want to facilitate their personal growth.
  • A person who may have undergone a traumatic experience, a loss of someone dear to them, a divorce, a breakup or a diagnosis of an illness that is causing them emotional distress.
  • A person who suffers from psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety conditions, bipolar mood disorders and other conditions.
  • A person who has experienced longstanding issues in relating to others.

What is my orientation and approach to therapy?

I have been a registered clinical psychologist since 2002 and use a variety of different approaches depending on what will work for a client. This would include short- and long-term individual therapy.  I believe in being authentic in the room and compassionate towards people’s struggles.  I would call myself a self-psychoanalytic psychotherapist believing that empathy is the cornerstone to any good therapy.  I will attempt together with the client to understand the patterns of relating to self, relationships to others and the world. If patterns are identified which bring negative results, the endeavour will be to identify what purpose these serve and to try and replace these patterns of relating with more functional ones; or developing an understanding and compassion towards why the person reacts in a particular way.

Personal statement

I have always  believed  that in order for a therapeutic relationship between therapist and client to work, it is vitally important for a client to feel safe with the therapist in order to express his/her innermost feelings.

I do not believe that one can do this kind of work if one has not oneself experienced the highs and lows in life. The most effective learning can often come from one’s own experience of being in therapy. This learning helps and continues to help me with my work with others.

My qualifications and experience

I qualified with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cape Town in 2002. Since then I have worked in various settings including a community-based organisation in Ireland, an in-patient private hospital in London and in Auckland and at the University of Cape Town. At the university , I saw students for counseling and had a teaching role. I have also run a private practice.  In these settings I have used a number of therapeutic modalities.

I have therefore treated a range of chronic psychiatric issues as well as issues of a more temporary nature which causes distress.

Malta – I volunteer my time seeing individual clients and I supervise trainee therapists as well as other qualified individuals.

Therapy areas of interest

I am interested in a range of areas including the following:

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex issues
  • Mood disorders (fluctuating moods and mood difficulties)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Adjustment issues (retirement, starting university, retrenchment, breakups of relationships, health crises, changing careers  etc)
  • Coping with university (difficulties with studying)
  • Supervision

I am a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Malta Psychology Profession Board (MPPB)
  • Malta Chamber of Psychologists (MCP)
Practice number: 0105880
HPCSA registration number: PS0079561
MPPB registration number: MPPB184