Featured Clinicians

Dr. Mohamed Faadiel Williams


Dr. Faadiel Williams is a Psychiatrist with a focus on Adult Psychiatry and the founder of Serenity Clinic.

He obtained his medical and surgical degrees from the University of Cape Town in 1999. He then worked almost exclusively in psychiatry both locally and abroad.

He completed a fellowship in Psychiatry in 2008 through UCT and the South African College of Medicine.

Dr. Williams worked internationally at the world renowned Maudsley, Kings College and Bethlem Royal Hospitals in the United Kingdom before moving back to South Africa

He has since worked in both the government and private sector. He chaired the Division of Public Mental Health at the University of Cape Town for 2 years and served on the Senior Management Team of the Department of Psychiatry at UCT.

Dr. Williams is registered with both the Health Professions Council of South Africa and the South African Medical Association.

He has published in the prestigious South African Medical Journal and has also written a chapter in the textbook: Primary Care Psychiatry - A Practical Guide for South Africa.

Dr. Williams has appeared on television 3 times as an expert on Depression.

Dr. Mohamed Faadiel Williams serves on several community organizations.


Waseem Hawa


Waseem Hawa is a clinical psychologist at Serenity Clinic in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

He also holds the most senior psychology post at the prestigious Valkenberg Hospital in his capacity as Principal Psychologist.

He gained his Bachelor of Social Sciences with a major in Social Work in 2002 and made the Dean’s Merit List at the University of Cape Town. He then completed his Honours degree in Social Work the following year.

Waseem practiced as a social worker and served as the program coordinator at Margaret’s House Children’s Home, where he was involved in the development of therapeutic milieu for the home, as well as psychological guidance for staff members. He also served as a coordinator at the Welcome Club - a psychosocial rehabilitation centre.

Before moving to the field of Psychology, Waseem was a Group Facilitator in the Department of Medical Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He was also a part time lecturer at the University between 2004 and 2006 in the Department of Social Development, while simultaneously completing his Honours Degree in Psychology.

Waseem Hawa gained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at the University of the Western Cape. His belief in providing patient-centered, individualized care has led him to continuously push his education further, and strengthen his skills for patient assessment and treatment. His education and experience provides a high level of clinical competency that he applies to every patient.

After completing his Master’s Degree in Psychology, Waseem served as a clinical psychologist at the Breede River Department of Correction Services where he offered clinical services to two of the five Correctional Centers located in the Breede River Management Area. These services included individual and group therapy, psycho-education and risk assessment.

Waseem played a key role on the Victim Offender Dialogues. Initially his role included serving as as the lead mental health practitioner on the Peace train, and during the victim offender dialogue. He developed and coordinated mental health services to the 67 survivors of the Worcester Shoprite bombing in 1996, as well as to the survivors aboard the train and at the dialogue in Pretoria. These consisted of a structured group work model and individual sessions.

As the hospital is a training institution, his responsibilities also include the supervision of intern psychologists as well as the training and teaching of Health Sciences students in Medicine, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy attending the Tygerberg Medical campus of Stellenbosch University.