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Maja Kwiatkowski

Maja Kwiatkowski

I am a clinical psychologist currently completing my community service year at Khayelitsha Hospital and surrounding CHC’s. I see a wide range of clients across in- and out-patient settings, and offer psychoeducational groups to adults in the acute male and female psychiatric wards. Within this context, trauma, addiction, medical co-morbidities, and psychosocial stressors constitute the brunt of my therapeutic work.

Professional Details

  • Title:
    Community Service Clinical Psychologist
  • Location:
    Khayelitsha Hospital
  • Qualifications:
    Honours, Industrial Psychology (UCT) Honours, Clinical Psychology (UCT) MA Clinical Neuropsychology (UCT) MA Clinical Psychology & Community Counselling (SU)
  • Areas of interest:
    I practice from an integrative psychodynamic framework (influenced largely by intersubjectivity, attachment theory and object relations theory). Although my theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, I aim to keep up to date with current evidence-based approaches (e.g., CBT, and various derivatives), and tailor interventions to suit each clients expressed needs and resources. I do, however, believe that without the therapeutic relationship, there can be no effective or meaningful therapy – theory offers a lens, but the relationship is key. My hope is to provide an experience in which clients feel heard and acknowledged, a space where hurts and hopes are collaboratively explored with kindness and curiosity. My areas of interest are broad and include: stress and anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, grief and bereavement, and chronic illness (specifically, the interplay between physical and emotional health). With a background in Neuropsychology, drawing heavily on developmental psychology, I also have a special interest in working with children, families, and adults affected by neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative conditions. I view associated challenges as occurring within a system, and so my aim is to facilitate a therapeutic space where identified issues are understood, explored, and responded to holistically.
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Contact Details

  • Country
    South Africa
  • Mobile


About the CTPSPG

The Cape Town Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Group (CTPSPG) is an association devoted to the advancement of the theoretical and practical understanding and development of Self Psychology among therapists, their clients and members of the general public.

CTPSPG is registered as a Nonprofit Organisation; registration number 050-946 NPO.


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