​​​​​​​​​​Department of Psychiatry


Clinical Psychologists - Stikland Hospital

Melany.jpgMelany L Hendricks
BA, HDE, Hon Psychology, MA Clin Psychology, MPhil-Applied Ethics, LLB

Tel: +27 21 940 4451
Fax: +27 21 940 4443
E-mail: mlh@sun.ac.za or melany.hendricks@westerncape.gov.za

Melany is Head of Clinical Psychology at Stikland Hospital, a principal clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry. She has a special Interest in biomedical ethics and psycho-legal practice.


Derine Louw
Hons (Psychology), MDIAC (Play Therapy), MSc (Clinical Psychology); PhD (Psychiatry)

Tel: +27 21 940 4449 / 4504
Fax: +27 21 940 4573
Email: derine.louw@westerncape.gov.za or derine@sun.ac.za


Dr Louw completed her Master's degree in Play Therapy through Unisa in 2006, whilst working with children with autism. Thereafter she commenced her master's degree in Clinical Psychology in 2007 at the University of the Free State, and completed her clinical psychology internship at the Stikland and Tygerberg Hospital Complex in 2008. During her community service in 2009, she worked at the South African Military Services, Free State Unit after which she accepted the post as director of the Mental Health Information Centre of South Africa. In August 2010, she joined the team of clinical psychologists at Stikland Psychiatric Hospital. She was the senior clinical psychologist for the psycho-geriatric unit from 2010 – 2014, whereafter she moved to the in-patient therapeutic unit in 2014. Dr Louw completed her PhD in Psychiatry with research topic focusing on Hair-pulling Disorder and Cognitive training in 2019. 


 Juané Voges
MSc (Clinical Psychology)

Tel: +27 21 940 4462 / 4504
Fax: +27 21 940 4573
Email: juane.voges@westerncape.gov.za

Voges is a senior clinical psychologist and lecturer who is currently overseeing the psychology service in the therapeutic unit of Stikland hospital. Her areas of interest include trauma, psychodynamic psychotherapy, personality disorders and play therapy.


Amy Adams
BSoc Sc, Hons (Psych), MA Clinical Psychology

Tel: +27 21 940 8922 / 940 4504
Fax: +27 21 940 4573
Email: amy.adams@westerncape.gov.za

Amy Adams is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Stikland Hospital working in the Outpatient and Female Acute units.  She is also a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town and went on to complete her Honours and Master's degrees at the University of the Western Cape.  She has a clinical interest in individual psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Her research interests include resilience, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Mentalization-Based Treatment for substance abusing mothers.

Tracy.jpgTracey Delport-Williams

BA, BA Hons (Psych), MA (Clin Psych)

Tel: (021) 940 4504 / 4447

Fax: (021) 940 4573

E-mail: Tracey.DelportWilliams@westerncape.gov.za

​Tracey Delport-Williams is a senior clinical psychologist and lecturer who is working at the Outpatient department and Psychogeriatric unit at Stikland Hospital. Her areas of interest include psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive disorders and personality disorders.


Clayton.jpgClayton Arendse

MA (Clinical Psychology)

Tel:  021 940 8922

Email: Clayton.Arendse@westerncape.gov.za

Clayton Arendse is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working at Stikland Hospital in the Therapeutic unit (ward 15) and Outpatient services, and is also a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry. His areas of interest include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and ethics.  

Catherine.jpgCatherine Jansen van Rensburg

Tel: +27 21 9404536

Email: catherine.jansenvanrensburg@westerncape.gov.za


Kim.jpgKim Gabriel-Dixon
MA (Clinical Psychology)

Tel:  +27 21 9408923
Fax: +27 21 9404559
Email: Kim.Gabriel-Dixon@westerncape.gov.za