Supporting individuals in creating fulfilling and meaningful lives

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Welcome to Mariaan Jacklin Occupational Therapy

I am an Occupational Therapist based in Cape Town and my areas of interest include adult and adolescent mental health, vocational rehabilitation and group therapy. I am passionate about mental health, and supporting individuals in creating lives that are personally fulfilling and meaningful. I have experience with different diagnoses including Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Mood and Psychotic Disorders, Personality Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and Eating Disorders.

Registrations & Organizations

HPCSA: OT0085006
BHF:  0628352
OTASA:  6143


BOccTher (Pret) 2012
DipVocRehab (Pret) 2014


I use a compassion based, client-centred approach, and prefer to work experientially, which allows me to practically address problems that affect a client’s ability to function at work, school, home or in social situations. I present therapy in either individual sessions or group therapy sessions, depending on what would be most effective for the client.

I use the following evidence-based approaches in my work:

Compassion based Mindfulness Approaches

Compassion based Mindfulness Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

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The Model of Creative Abilit​y

Vocational Rehabilitation

I also conduct Functional Capacity Evaluations for incapacity investigations and insurance claims, and have a post-graduate qualification in Vocational Rehabilitation. I provide case management services to employers and wellness organizations, make recommendations on adaptations to improve work functioning, and develop and implement return to work plans and work hardening programmes.


Individual Therapy

Provided to clients who, due to health or psychosocial challenges, need practical support…

Group Therapy

An effective treatment method to reduce isolation, and instil hope through the sharing of experiences…

Case Management

Involves the development of a structured and goal directed return to work plan…

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Aims to establish whether a person is able to perform their own, or alternative occupation…

Work and Ergonomic Assessments

Assist employers to understand and address factors in the work place that may be affecting productivity…

Talks and Workshops

Offering an interactive platform for attendees to receive information on various topics…


If you would like to inquire about any of the services offered, or would like to make an appointment, please complete the contact form or contact me on the details listed below.

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