Clinical Psychologists | Polokwane | Tholene Sodi & Partners Inc

Dr Tholene Sodi

Mrs Edzisani Sodi


  • PhD (Psychology), 1998: University of Cape Town – UCT 
  • MA (Clin. Psychology), 1988: University the Witwatersrand- Wits.
  • BA (Hons in psychology), 1984 – University of the North, now University of Limpopo.
  • BA, 1983: University of the North.
  • Certificate in Project Management, 2001 – Rand Afrikaans University, now University of Johannesburg – UJ
  • Management Training Certificate, 1993 – Lincoln University (USA)
Profession: Clinical Psychologist (Since 1988)
HPCSA Registration: PS0024112

Dr Sodi obtained both his BA and BA Honours degrees from the University of the North (now University of Limpopo) |  He completed his Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) degree at the University of the Witwatersrand | The University of Cape Town awarded him a PhD in Psychology | In addition to his degree qualifications, he has received a number of certificates from universities in South Africa and abroad | Dr Sodi is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a clinical psychologist | He is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Limpopo | Some of his current and past professional engagements include the following:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (2014 to date);
  • Member of the Work Group of the International Project on Competence in Psychology (IPCP)(2013 to date)
  • Board member: South African Medical Research Council (2016 – present);
  • Member and vice chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health (2015 to date);
  • Chairperson of the South African National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)(2015 – 2020)
  • President of the Psychological Society of South Africa (2017 – 2018).
  • Vice President of the HPCSA, and chairperson of the HPCSA’s Professional Board for Psychology (2010 – 2015).


  • MA (Clin. Psychology, 2009 – University of Limpopo).
  • MPhil (Social Science Methods, 2005 – University of Stellenbosch).
  • BA (Hons in psychology, 1994 – University of Fort Hare).
  • BA (University of Fort Hare, 1993).
  • ABIME – CAMAG (2017) – Certificate in Proficiency in the use of the AMA 6th Edition Guide.
  • Certificate in Foundations of Medico-legal Practice, (2018), UCT and SAMLA
Profession: Clinical Psychologist (Since 2010)
Profession: Psychometrist (since 1997)
HPCSA Registration: PS0107654 / PMT 004 9425

Mrs. Sodi obtained both her BA and BA Honours degrees from the University of Fort Hare (Alice Campus). She completed her Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) degree at the University of Limpopo. Mrs Sodi is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a clinical psychologist, and a psychometrist (independent practice). She has more than 15 years of psychological assessment and consulting experience. She is an accredited assessor for the DPSA competency based assessments for Senior Managers and Executive Managers in the Public sector (Government departments).

Mrs. Sodi conducts medico-legal assessments a wide range of psychological assessments to determine neuropsychological sequelae, emotional suffering / damage and mental status of patients. Some of her clients includes Plaintiff Attorneys, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and the Office of the State Attorney.

She also conducts competency assessments for recruitment and development of employees. She also offers psychotherapy to patients. She has also lectured and tutored students at the Universities of Venda and South Africa

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One may need counselling in order to coping with a distressing experience. People struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, addiction, PTSD, ADHD etc. may seek therapy to treat the problem or learn healthy coping mechanisms. Most of the time mental health disorders are treated medically in conjunction with therapy.

Going through challenges is a normal life experience however there comes a point where it begins to affect your life and derails you from your life plans. You don’t have to go through it on your own, seek help.

This is based on the severity of the distress that one may be experiencing. This is a recommendation that will be made by your therapist based on their professional assessment and the feedback provided by you in the counselling sessions.

Even though most people prefer face to face consultations, there are also online platforms designed to deliver online counselling and psychotherapy. You may contact us for more information on this.

Clinical Psychologists | Polokwane | Tholene Sodi & Partners Inc