I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for the past 30 years in a variety of areas of therapy and counselling, including HIV/AIDS counselling, substance abuse/addiction counselling and gender identity counselling. I am also involved in the training and supervision of other therapists and counsellors. I am grateful for the privilege of counselling and really believe in the benefits and value of sharing our pain and struggles in life. Across the world, counselling is proving to be a support and lifeline for so many people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am a Counsellor who has been providing therapeutic services to children, teens, adults and families as a counsellor and trainer for 13 years. I have a specialty certification in Community Health Psychology as well as Systemic Therapy. I see adults and young people for a variety of reasons, including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma and life changes. I always strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to change and grow, and become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.
I have been counselling both children and adults for more than 10 years. My education and professional background are in the context of the exploration of behaviour change, health, and wellbeing, which gives me a unique and effective approach to counselling. I conduct behavioural assessments and evaluations to understand personal or group needs, through an interview or observation. I then work together with the client to develop a client-centred counselling approach to achieve desirable goals.
Dr Edna Paunde:
I am a Clinical Psychologist, dividing my time between coordinating the development guidelines, supervision of psychosocial support and human rights for people living with HIV in the Ministry of Health and a clinical practice. I believe that psychotherapy can help individuals and groups effectively to increase self-understanding, improve decision-making, and create alternatives ways to solve individual, familiar and work problems. I offer a therapeutic approach that includes recognized and accepted psychotherapies for behavioural changes.
Dr. Fileuka Ngakongwa:
I am a qualified psychiatrist with a Masters of Medicine (Psychiatry). I also have experience in psychosocial management through providing psychotherapies, counselling as well as mental health promotions at workplace, and community mental health awareness.