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I am a psychologist in private practice, working in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and fluent in English and Afrikaans.  

I offer the following services to adolescents and adults

Psychotherapy for survivors of process trauma

  • gender violence, physical, emotional, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and victimisation in the work place, 
  • divorce,
  • bereavement and other losses, 
  • retrenchment support,  
  • individuals and their families living with HIV/AIDS.

Facilitating direction and healing within relationships 

  • couples therapy, gay couples in particular
  • family members,
  • conflict at work between work colleagues, team members or management, 
  • blended family related challenges, adjusting to change, co-parenting, re-defining family systems. 

Trauma counselling and support for survivors of critical incident trauma 

  • rape and sexual assault, 
  • assault, 
  • hijacking and motor vehicle accidents,
  • armed robberies, 
  • physical danger and 
  • any other traumatic incidents.


  • Post trauma stress, panic, obsessive compulsive tendencies and generalised anxiety.

Depressed mood, burnout and compassion fatigue.

Adjustment to change, personal development and growth.

Small expressive art and mindfulness groups

  •  exploring creative energy and sense of self in a safe and containing environment.

Training and information sessions 

  •  sexual harassment, depression, anxiety, trauma, transformation, diversity, conflict, anger and stress management and motivation.

Media input (radio and popular magazines) 

  • Expert opinion and interviews on specific topics.

Contact Anelle Naude Lester

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You can contact me by completing the form below. Confidentiality is assured.