My name is Sheetal Vallabh. I am clinical psychologist and a mediator in private practice. Before qualifying as a clinical psychologist, I practiced as an attorney at two law firms in Johannesburg, Webber Wentzel (Bowens) and Edward Nathan & Friedland (Sonnenbergs). 

In my therapeutic capacity, I provide specialised interventions for adults, couples and families. 

As a separation and divorce mediator, I support families through the emotional, psychological and logistical complexities of a separation and divorce and I assist parents with creating post-separation and divorce arrangements. 

I also mediate disputes between family members, such as between a parent and a child, between siblings, or between in-laws, and I mediate disputes and conflict arising in families who work together in a family business.

At an organisational level, my mediation services include work-related conflict and dispute resolution between individuals and teams working together. 

My Credentials


  • BA (UCT)
  • LLB (UCT)
  • LLM (Communications Law) (Wits)
  • MA (Clinical Psychology) (UCT)

Further Training:

  • Intimate-Encounters: Parent-child psychotherapy
  • Family & Divorce Mediation (Basic-Advanced Training) (Family Zone, Johannesburg)
  • Child-Informed Family Dispute Resolution Training (Family Transitions, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Child-Inclusive Family Dispute Resolution Advanced Training (Family Transitions, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Collaborative Law Training, Level I & II

Professional Memberships:

  • The Health Professionals Council of South Africa (PS 010849; Pr No: 086 001 0412341)
  • The South African Psychoanalytic Confederation


I am a founding member and vice-chairperson of the NGO, Lawyers against Abuse.