Michael SIssison Clinical Psychologist Jhb
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About Michael Sissison

Clinical Psychologist in Parktown North, Johannesburg

I am a Clinical Psychologist, life and transition coach and speaker located in Parktown North, Johannesburg, easily accessible from Sandton, Rosebank, Saxonwold, Atholl, Parktown, Parkhurst, Linden, Killarney and surrounds.

I work with individuals, couples and adolescents. I am primarily interested in our relationships and our sense of self in relation to others, oneself and the world. We may sometimes lack internal cohesion leading to difficulties with intimacy, aggression, sexuality and shyness. Ultimately, we are searching for a sense of home and meaning, a place where we can just be ourselves.

I am interested in transition and life changes we face from marriage, moving home or country, divorce, retirement, the adventure of new work and children leaving home.

I have presented talks on mental health and have a specific interest in trauma, having worked at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in 1996. The rupture and struggle to repair societal and personal fragmentation associated with trauma is pertinent to my work.

As a transitional life coach, I offer workshops and presentations on mental health. I am particularly interested in guiding you for life beyond what you know. i.e. the unpredictability of a sports career, sometimes cut short by an injury, loss of form, team dynamics and personal life circumstances.

I believe there is a space in the sports industry to prepare players and staff for the psychological challenges they will face both during and after their working careers. I offer workshops on preparing psychologically for retirement.

For companies whose employees require the tools to deal with the many workplace and health-related challenges, I offer a variety of workshops. These aim to empower employees to be more productive and motivated in the workplace. Workshops include resilience, emotional intelligence, dealing with conflict at work and emotional preparation for retirement.


Individual and couple/marital therapy

Coaching Psychology

Adolescent challenges

Transitional life phases

Emotional preparation for retirement


Depression and anxiety


Trauma, loss and bereavement

Medico-legal assessments

Executive and life coaching

Facilitation of corporate workshops

Presentations at conferences, meetings and schools

Have questions or want to book a session?

Physical Address:  25 3rd Avenue, Parktown North

Cell: 083 408 1204

Email: michael@sissison.com