Anele update 2020

Anele Siswana

Clinical Psychologist

Specialisation:  Clinical Psychology


I am ANELE SISWANA a registered clinical psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). I offer psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am conversant in isiXhosa, isiZulu and English. In terms of theoretical orientation, I am guided by the nature of the presenting problem and the scope of the intervention in respect to whether to employ a brief or long-term intervention. I am au fait with brief and long-term modalities namely Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative-Collaborative Therapy.

I also work within the framework of African Centred Psychology which includes recognition of African practices, “ukuphilisa ukugula komoya nase ngqondweni” (healing of the mind, soul and spirit). Overall making sense of psycho-social problems within an African context.

Services offered

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Pre and Post Marital Counselling
  • Men and Masculinity Mental Health Matters
  • Employee Wellness Programmes
  • Corporate and organisational training
  • Affirmative therapy (practice) – psychotherapy for the LGBTIAQ community.
    • Individual Therapy
    • Same-sex Couples Therapy
  • African Centred Therapeutic Approaches – Recognition of isintu and African practices centred on healing and therapy.
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bereavement and Grief Counselling
  • Depression and suicidality

Social media (TV/Radio) and public engagement

  • Inspirational and Motivational Speaker
  • Guest contributor for Radio Talk Shows:
    • Metro FM
    • Kaya FM
    • SA FM
  • Umhlobo Wenene: iBreakfast Eyondlayo
  • Public commentator and Panellist for debates and conversations.

On-line magazines

Why do we find ourselves in toxic relationships?

Queer love: the beauty and the pain


Academic Publications

Nduna, M., Siswana, A., & D. L, Ewing. (2015). Changes in gender norms are making initiation safer for South African boys. Online: http// norms-are-making-initiation-safer-for-south-african boys-46488.

Siswana, A. (2016). Re-claiming the significance of ulwaluko initiation rite in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. In M. Makiwane, M. Nduna & E. Khalema (Eds.), Children in South African Families: Lives and Times. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Barnes, B., & Siswana, A. (2018). Decolonisation and Psychology in Psychology. Special Issue, South African Journal of Psychology, 48(3), 297 –399. DOI: 10.1177/0081246318798735

Siswana, A. & Kiguwa, P. (2018). Social media representations of masculinity and culture in Inxeba (The Wound), Agenda, 1-9. DOI:

Kiguwa, P., & Siswana, A. (2018). Layers of woundedness in Trengrove’s Inxeba (The Wound): masculinities disrupted, denied and defamed. Image & Text, The Wound/Inxeba: Queer cinema, Engaged cinema, Minor cinema(s), 32(1), 1-13. DOI:


Anele is affiliated with:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF)
  • Doctrine, Ethics and Worship Committee (DEWCOM) in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
  • Alumnus of the Canon Collins Prestigious Scholarship (The Scholars Scholar Award).
  • Golden Key International Member for Academic Excellence and Leadership.
  • Father Connections Study Team (FACT) under DST/NRF CoE-HUMAN at WITS University.

Professional bookings/reservations:

Indigo Wellness & Consulting Services


Therapy bookings

Sindi Matja

Cell: 0720486361

Office: 010 – 8223151


Events and bookings

Jojo Talent Ncube

Cell: 0614460671


My social media (Anele Siswana)

Twitter: @AneleSiswana1

Mobile: +27 (0) 83 797 4915

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