The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

– Carl Jung


I am a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice since 2000. I work only with adult individuals, 20 years and older, for long- and short-term psychotherapy. Although I am eclectic in my approach, my training is psychodynamically and psychoanalytically-based. In plain language, this means I firmly believe that the exploration of the unconscious and the need to dig deeper is central to the success of therapy; in order to truly shift, we need to explore and inspect our unconscious. Until we get to know ourselves better, we are all essentially like puppets on strings with the power to implement only “cosmetic” changes to how we function and feel.

I am conversational and I believe in speaking my mind openly and honestly. I see therapy as a dialogue between patient and therapist where both work together in an effort to discover what is going on. Therapy is a relationship, regardless of whether it takes place for just one month or over the course of many years. I therefore use the first session as an opportunity for us to mutually assess whether the ‘fit’ works well for both of us.

Although I am based in Cape Town, South Africa, I offer long-distance consultations via Skype in both English and Hebrew, and have clients in Israel, Europe and the UK. I am therefore also able to continue my work with existing clients who have chosen to leave South Africa. 

Anat Yakuel Clinical Psychologist
Anat Yakuel

B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Clin. Psych) (UCT)
Practice Number – 8644098

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