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

Marelize Swart

Psychologist & Sex Therapist

I am a Psychologist and a Sex Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health and sex therapy. I was the resident sex expert of www.health24’s Sexology forum for four years (South Africa’s premier health and wellness website with over 1.2 million unique users each month). I was also the sexologist expert for DRUM magazine for the past few years.  I am one of two AASECT Certified Sex Therapists (Diplomate) in South Africa.

General Questions

  • Have you recently been exposed by a traumatic event that has taken away your sense of security and well-being?
  • Has an event in your life sent you into a tailspin and you do not know what to do?
  • Does your life revolve around stress, anxiety and conflict?
  • Do you worry if your life will ever get out of “survival mode” and improve?
  • Do you struggle with finding fulfilment and meaning in your life?

Sexual Questions

  • Do you want to feel more comfortable sexually?
  • Are you single and want to be pro-active to raise your sexual self-image?
  • Ever feel you just can’t ask for what you want sexually?
  • When it comes to your sexual connection with your partner, do you often ask yourself, “Is this It?”
  • Are you successful in your career and other areas of your life and yet feel unfulfilled sexually?
  • Does your body image affect your sexual expression?
  • Do you have difficulties with orgasm/erection/premature ejaculation/delayed ejaculation?
  • Has your sex life become a chore for you?
  • Is your love life in a rut?
  • Do you often have sex just to get it over with?
  • Is your sex life on your priority list?
  • Do you experience pain with intercourse?
  • Do you often wish that sex was not part of your relationship?
  • Do you often feel too tired to have sex?
  • Do you need professional guidance around issues such as gender identity, sexual orientation, or paraphilias?
  • Are you afraid that you might lose your partner as for any of the above?

If you answered YES to some of the questions above, you are not alone and I may be able to help. I have more than 20 years of international experience in individual, couples and sex therapy. Furthermore, I have been a sessional instructor to medical students and Masters degree students in Psychology and Sex Therapy in North America and I have been featured in numerous magazines and news papers.

You can read my website for more info at

Practice No: 086 002 0539597