About Me

Mariam Parker

About me

My name is Mariam and I am a Clinical Psychologist. My interest in psychology stems from an innate curiosity about people and the world. I am constantly amazed by the capabilities inherent in people, and being a therapist allows me a front-row seat to the incredible growth people can achieve.

My Experience and Qualifications

I completed my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Community Counselling at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter, I interned at a Military hospital in Cape Town, where I was exposed to a range of therapeutic and assessment work. I finished my community service at correctional services in Durban. This challenging environment exposed me to much short-term therapeutic work with individuals and groups. I also conducted various psycho-legal assessments during my tenure there. I currently work within various inpatient (both medical and psychiatric) settings in and around Cape Town, in addition to running my private practice.

I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA: PS 013 4457) as well as the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF Practice Number: 0737461).

How I work

I work primarily from an integrative psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural approach, but I prefer to tailor my intervention based on the patient and context. Thus my approach may include use of various other therapeutic techniques (such as DBT and BWRT) and may be either short or long term. Through the therapeutic process, I hope to create a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can be free to express yourself in whatever way you need. My aim is always to build a stronger self, better able to manage past and current difficulties.

I offer varied psychological services, including assessments (such as intellectual and behavioural assessments) and therapy for adolescents (from age 11) and adult. I am also able to conduct psychological health-related workshops for groups of people wanting to improve mental health and wellbeing (including within corporate settings).

My areas of interest include but are not limited to working with:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/ Bereavement
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Emotion regulation