Marleen Germishuys

Clinical Psychologist



Owning our story 

and loving ourselves 

through that process

is the bravest thing

that we’ll ever do’

Brené Brown

About me

As a registered Clinical Psychologist (HPCSA registration number: PS 0131431), I provide clinical assessment and psychotherapy to children (in the form of play therapy), adolescents, adults and couples.  ​


My practice is primarily grounded within an integrative Psychodynamic framework, which means that therapy will not only focus on the reduction of symptoms but also on a deeper self-understanding as to why the particular symptoms might have developed.  I regard the strength and safety of the therapeutic relationship as extremely important as it is within this relationship that personal growth and change will occur. I also use other evidence based psychotherapies, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), according to the needs of each individual.  


I have completed my formal academic training at Stellenbosch University where I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work, BA (Honours) Psychology, MA (Psychology) and MA (Clinical Psychology & Community Counselling) degrees. ​


My clinical internship was completed at Fort England Psychiatric Hospital in Grahamstown, and my community service year was completed at the Department of Corrections in the Southern Cape.  ​ My formal DBT and Schema Therapy training was completed in New Zealand, where I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist for the New Zealand Department of Corrections for two years.

Professional Interests

Child & Family Therapy ​
Individual Psychotherapy to Adolescents and Adults ​
Couples Therapy ​
Mental Health Assessments ​
Trauma & Stress Related Difficulties ​
Anxiety ​ Depression & Other Mood Difficulties ​
Relationship Difficulties ​