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Dr Tanya Robinson's Expertise

Areas of particular interest and expertise, both through practice and research, include:

  •  Trauma.

  •  Complex Trauma.

  •  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

  •  Victimology.

  •  Sexual Abuse.

  •  Sexual Assault.

  •  Human trafficking.

  •  Domestic Violence.

  •  Adult survivors of childhood trauma and/or abuse.

  •  Divorce.

  •  Confidential Child-Inclusive Mediation.

Over the year’s Dr Tanya Robinson has worked with patients suffering from an array of difficulties including:

  •  Childhood difficulties.

  •  School challenges and bullying.

  •  Anxiety.

  •  Social Anxiety.

  •  Depression.

  •  Addiction.

  •  Panic Disorders.

  •  Eating Disorders.

  •  Relationship Issues.

  •  Separation and Divorce.

  •  Grief.

  •  Personality Disorder.

  •  Sexual Dysfunctions.

  •  Stress.

Current Memberships:

  • Global Social Service Workforce Alliance.

  • Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS). 218.

  • South African Association of Mediators (SAAM). SAAM1240.

  • African Women’s Federation of South Australia. (AWFSA).

  • Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA). Nominated as an Executive Committee Member 2020.

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. (ANZSOC).

  • Child-Related Employment Screening - Cleared Ref:975820

  • Vulnerable Person Related Employment Screening – Cleared Ref: 975821

  • Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). 471696

  • South African Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC).

  • Criminological and Victimology Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA).

  • A friend of the International Federation of Social Workers. (IFSW).

  • Board of Health Care Funders (BHF). Practice No. 0154326

  • Southern African Sexual Health Association (SASHA).

  • The South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP). 2000/1375.

  • South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP). 10-22144.

Tanya majored in social work, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice and has clinical and forensic practice experience. She has been in private practice for over two decades. She is a passionate academic and has obtained her 4th PhD in Criminal Justice. Her intellectual quest provided her with expert insight into insight orientated therapy, human behaviour and analysing emotional, social and forensic systems. She has a particular interest in emotional distress, trauma, victimology, gender-based violence, sexual offences, and children’s rights. Tanya is an Extraordinary Associate Professor (NWU) and an Honorary Research Fellow (KZNU). She is enthusiastic about helping her patients develop insight and to support her patients with psychodynamic psychotherapy. Tanya is passionate about helping people and a true humanitarian and philanthropist. 


Dr Tanya Robinson believes that a warm, respectful, and nurturing therapeutic relationship is ideal for facilitating growth and recovery. In this way her practice respects but departs from psychoanalytic neutrality. Dr Robinson draws on her many years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the field to design each individual therapy for the specific needs of a patient, child, couple, or family group.