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Yumna Zubi

Clinical Psychologist
Personal Practice Number: 0860010495697

  • B.A Psych (Wits)
  • B.A. Hons Psych (Wits)
  • M.AClin Psych (Wits)

Location: Rivonia and Online

Services offered:

  • Adult therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapies and/or workshops
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and other related disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma Debriefing
  • Bereavement
  • Anger Management
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Burnout
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Sport psychology

Everyone has a story, and I am no different. Graduating from the University of Witwatersrand, with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, I interned at Tara H. Moross Centre and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. During my internship at Tara, I worked with both in-patients and out-patients diagnosed with severe psychopathology. Additionally, I was involved in numerous group therapies, developing experience with formulating and running DBT, in-patient psychotherapy and support groups for psychopathology. After Tara, I took up a new internship post at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Here, I worked primarily in the severe psychopathology ward for females where I conducted individual and group therapies. I also aided in managing the Suicide Clinic, performing multiple suicide risk assessments and interventions. Once my internship had concluded, I spent a year working at Sizwe Tropical Disease Hospital.

During this period, I worked extensively with multi-drug resistant and extreme drug-resistant TB (Tuberculosis) patients and independently managed the Psychology Department, including the Paediatric Ward, for the first six months. At Sizwe, I saw individual patients, as well as created and conducted numerous supportive groups within the wards that focused on helping patients coming to terms with physical illness, terminal illness and death. Throughout my post at Sizwe, I performed the role of supervisor to the interns from Tara who were involved in TARA's Out-Reach Programme.

After Sizwe, I moved into Private Practice. In Private Practice at The Couch, I focus on providing therapies for adult psychopathology and hold a particular interest in Schizophrenia. My article "Recollected Experiences of First Hospitalisation for Acute Psychosis Among Persons Diagnosed with Schizophrenia in South Africa" was published by the South African Journal of Psychiatry and highlights some of the traumas patients with schizophrenia endure during their first admission to a psychiatric hospital.

Aside from my special interest and experience with Schizophrenia, I also possess a passion for working with couples. This passion blossomed into the co-creation of Grow, a workshop designed to assist couples in understanding the dynamics that govern their relationship and empowering them with practical tools to enhance communication, develop deeper connections and foster growth.

Now, that you know a little bit about me and my story, I am ready to hear yours.