“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” - D.W Winnicott


I am a clinical psychologist with 8 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in both private practice and in a psychiatric institution context. I find that psychotherapy can be very useful as it allows for one to be curious about oneself and allows for greater self-awareness.


Short summary

Internship - Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital (2014)

Community Service - Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital (2015)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital (2016 - 2020)

Full-time Private Practice (2020 - present)


  • MA: Clinical Psychology (University of Pretoria) – 2015
  • BA: Criminology (University of Pretoria) – 2011
  • BSocSci. Honours in Psychology (University of Pretoria) – 2010
  • BSocSci Psychology (University of Pretoria) – 2009

*Currently enrolled in a PhD in Mental Health (University of Pretoria)

Phumi Masondo's area of expertise:

Depression and anxiety

Schizophrenia spectrum disorders


Childhood trauma


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