Samuel Waumsley
Clinical psychologist, Cape Town

Samuel Waumsley, Clinical Psychologist

M.A. Clin. Psych. (UCT)


Bishop Rd, Observatory

084 350 2102

I am a registered clinical psychologist in private practice in Observatory on the lower slopes of Devil's Peak working online currently. I practice psychotherapy and have a special interest in self esteem, anxiety and depression. I work with my patients and their situation as a whole, considering their experience psychologically and emotionally as central. Therapy is a process of conversation, consideration and problem-solving.

Therapy can be brief work focused on one issue or dilemma, or more long-term at 20 sessions or more where a longer-term process psychologically is scaffolded. I also work weekly or fortnightly, some patients I see three-weekly.

Areas of specialisation

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Assertiveness and boundaries
  • Existential therapy
  • Dream analysis
  • Online therapy
  • Brief interventions
  • Long-term therapy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

I work with patients in these steps:                                                                                                                                                                  

  1. Address the core reason for their referral 
  2. Understand the key mechanisms and contexts underpinning their symptom cluster 
  3. Work to build a sound sense of self, opinion and stance around core issues and reflexes of the self 
  4. Maintenance and trouble-shooting as we meet to check progress and address key challenges 
  5. Acknowledgment of progress and difficulties, philosophical questions, personal reflections