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Dr Shelley

Taking it one day at a time to achieve and improve mental well-being.

Psychology Services.


Psychologist Cape Town. Take the first step towards healing by scheduling personalised sessions with Dr Shelley to meet your unique needs and experience self-improvement.

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Improve your relationship with your partner by participating in couples therapy. 


Family therapy sessions are available, where you can partake in a supportive and safe environment to address any concerns or issues affecting your family. Dr Shelley will guide you through the process, helping you to communicate openly and honestly with each other and work towards finding solutions and improving your family relationships. 

 Areas of Expertise.

Suppose you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, mental health, or eating disorders in Cape Town. In that case, Dr Shelley can offer confidential care. She helps patients overcome these issues. She is a trusted partner in healing and recovery, guiding you towards a healthier and happier life.


Dr Shelley, a Cape Town-based psychologist, specializes in addiction recovery and offers one-on-one therapy sessions to help clients overcome addiction and lead better lives. She believes that recovery is possible for everyone, whether addiction is genetic, environmental, or mental health-related, and creates custom treatment plans to fit each client’s needs and goals. Her guidance and expertise give you the tools and insights to overcome addiction and reclaim control over your life. Book an individual therapy session with Dr Shelley today to begin your journey to recovery.

Eating Disorders 

The Dangers, Types, and Signs of Eating Disorders Eating disorders pose a severe and life-threatening risk to individuals, affecting physical health and emotional and mental well-being. By understanding the types, symptoms, causes, and recovery methods, individuals can take the crucial first step towards regaining control over their eating habits and overall health. An eating disorder is a mental illness that leads to abnormal eating habits that can harm an individual's physical and psychological health. This disorder can affect people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. There are six main types of eating disorders, which include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Rumination Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED). Recognizing the symptoms of eating disorders can help detect them early and take necessary action. Recovery is possible with proper intervention and commitment.

Mental Health

Good Mental health is essential for balance in life and significantly affects our thinking, feeling, and acting. It influences our ability to cope with stress, relate to others, and make choices. By reading this, you will realize the importance of mental well-being, the signs of mental illness, and how a Psychologist like Dr Shelley can help improve your mental health. Why is Mental Health Important? Mental health is essential because it impacts all aspects of our lives. It enables us to perform daily tasks, maintain meaningful relationships, and positively contribute to our communities. Good mental health enhances our ability to manage emotions, deal with adversity, and be resilient. What a Psychologist can do to assist a Patient with a Mental Health Issue A psychologist is one type of mental health professional who can help individuals cope with and overcome their mental health problems. They can determine the cause and offer personalized treatment plans to help individuals achieve their goals. Dr Shelley is an experienced psychologist who assists patients struggling with various mental health issues through therapy and support. Definition of Mental Health. Mental health is a person's psychological, emotional and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and behave in everyday life. Different Types of Mental Health Problems There are several types of mental health problems, including: Anxiety disorders Mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder) Personality disorders Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (such as OCD)) and ADHD, which can work in tandem with OCD. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Eating disorders What Are Signs of Mental Illness? Some common signs of mental illness include: Persistent sadness or mood swings Constant irritability or anger Sudden changes in eating and sleeping habits Difficulty concentrating and making decisions Social withdrawal Unexplained physical symptoms (such as headaches or stomach aches) How to Improve Mental Health Some ways to improve mental health include: Regular exercise and physical activity Adequate sleep, Eating a balanced, nutritious diet Practising stress management techniques (such as yoga or meditation) Building and maintaining meaningful relationships Seeking professional help when needed Awareness of Mental Health Raising awareness about mental health problems is essential for breaking the stigma and encouraging those seeking help. Educating people about mental health issues can help them recognize signs of mental illness in themselves and others, leading to early intervention and effective treatments. Causes of Mental Health Issues Various factors, including genetics, environmental influences, and life experiences, can cause mental health issues. Some may be affected by a combination of these factors, making it essential to understand each person's unique circumstances when treating mental health concerns. Mental health is an essential aspect of our overall well-being. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, consider booking a session with Dr Shelley. Together, you can work towards improving your mental health and gaining clarity. Reach out today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier you.

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About Me.

Dr Shelley Psychologist PH.D

Don't You Wish Your Therapist Understood You?

Are you looking for a good psychologist in Cape Town? Dr Shelley offers various mental health and addiction therapy services. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, or other mental health issues, she can offer the support and direction you need to overcome your challenges and improve your overall well-being.

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