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

Tarryn Kelly

Clinical Psychologist

I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Gardens, Cape Town. 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. I tend to approach each therapy process in a psychodynamic way which aims to understand how our past experiences and relationships affect our current emotions, behaviours and relationships. I also incorporate some more directive approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, when appropriate.

My work with children includes the following but is not limited to:

Play therapy to explore a variety of issues including:

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

My work with adults includes the following but is not limited to:

  • Personal growth
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Relationship/interpersonal difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties/support

My special interests include HIV/AIDS, infertility and post-natal depression.

Professional Affiliations

  • South African Psychoanalytic Confederation (SAPC)
  • Cape Town Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Group (CTCAPG)
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Babies in Mind (


Practice number: 0486736
HPCSA Number: 0114456