Ronel Kemp  

Clinical Psychologist

Ronel Kemp is a Clinical Psychologist in Panorama, Cape Town.

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Ronel Kemp

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Ronel Kemp is a Clinical Psychologist in Panorama, Cape Town. After completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1992, Ronel spent some time working in correctional services as they had sponsored her bursary. She then moved on to practice at Riverfield Lodge in Johannesburg, a rehabilitation facility for Psychiatric Care, Addiction Treatment and Acute Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation. She developed a keen interest in Addiction Treatment and the various forms of addiction people suffer with.


Ronel Kemp was then asked to work at an assisted care facility for the elderly, where she developed a program to help patients suffering with dementia before going into Private Practice. The program is still used in care facilities today. Although Ronel has spent a majority of her time in Private Practice, she has also spent some time in the corporate sector, assisting with life and career coaching, which she offers to patients on a private basis as well. When she is not seeing patients, Ronel enjoys spending her time with her beautiful family in leafy Cape Town.

Excerpt from “Daughters of Silence” by Morris West:

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“You know the rarest thing in the world... A man or a woman wise enough to look the world in the eye and accept it, good or bad, for what it is at that moment. When people come to me or when I am summoned to them in prison or hospital, it’s because I am the last mile stone in their long flight from reality. Their flight is a symptom of sickness -and the sickness is the subtlest of them all: fear! They’re afraid of loss, of pain, of loneliness, of their own natures, of the obligations which any normal life lays on them.

…….Sometimes there is no cure. Sometimes the mechanisms of the mind seize up or refuse to work except in a psychotic groove. For the rest, I try to take them back, step by step, to the moment of primal terror. While I’m doing it I try to rebuild their courage to face it. If I succeed, they begin to be well again. If I fail, then their flight begins once more.”