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Clinical Psychologist

Kloof, Durban

M.A. Clin. Psych. (Stell.)

PracticeNumber: 0203505

HPCSA Number: PS0090239

Angela Cotterell has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (University of Stellenbosch, 2005) and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She currently provides psychological assessments and psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in Kloof and the Upper Highway area, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Angela also has a special interest in Medico-legal/Psycho-legal assessments, which includes: a) Personal Injury; b) Family and Child  Law; c) Criminal Law; d) Assessment of Mental Capacity; e) Assessment of Criminal Capacity; e) RAF Assessments; and f) Assessment of Non-Pathological Criminal Incapacity.


Angela works in a case specific manner, drawing from a range of psychotherapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, play therapy, trauma counselling and crisis intervention. She works with a wide spectrum of difficulties which include depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, bipolar mood disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship difficulties (family conflict, couple conflict, divorce, parenting, sibling rivalry and teen-parent conflict), trauma and others.


Angela has considerable experience in psychological assessments with adults, adolescents and children, which includes clinical diagnosis, emotional assessment, intellectual assessment, career assessment, neuropsychological assessment, medico-legal assessment and care and contact evaluations.


Prior to commencing her training as a Clinical Psychological she worked for 3 years as an Assistant Child Protection Social Worker for the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Her psychological training included an internship at the Tygerberg/ Stickland Hospital complex and community service at Allendale Correctional Service, were she held the position of principal psychologist to five prisons in the Paarl area.


Since completing her training as a Clinical Psychologist her professional career has included: Clinical Psychologist in private practice; Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Stellenbosch University Centre for Student Counselling and Development; Consultant Lecturer at Stellenbosch University and Midrand Graduate Institute and Practice Director and co-owner of Child and Family Guidance, Bergvliet, Cape Town.



Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa &

Neuropsychology South Africa.


Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology (University of Stellenbosch, 2005)

Professional Recognitions and Awards

Academic colours in recognition of academic achievement from

Rhodes University (BA Honours in Psychology)

Keeping the chaos in: The application of Self Psychology in the treatment of Childhood Functional Faecal Retention. Unpublished Masters Thesis. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2005);


A narrative case study of the experience of surviving an unexpected life threatening terrorist attack, within the Southern African context. Unpublished Honours research project. Rhodes University, South Africa (1998).

Publications & Papers
Voluntary work

Heathrow International Airport after the '911' attacks on September 11, 2001;

Internship to register as Psycho-technician (October 1997 to March 1999);

Qualitative research facilitator for Psychology III students – Rhodes University,

East London, South Africa.

Relevant training

Short-term therapy techniques and strategies for angry, oppositional defiant, and ADHD children and adolescents


Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) and Theraplay. Reyhana Seedat

Introduction to Applied Systemic Thinking at The Tavistock Clinic and South Bank University (10-week course)

The medical aspects of child abuse; De-mystifying drugs; Assessing attachments; Assessment framework training; Managing challenging behaviour; Inter-agency child protection policies and procedures. Social Services Training


Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy. The Association for Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy

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