About Rumaine Naidoo - Counselling Psychologist

I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist, registered with:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF)
  • South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association (SACNA)
  • Neuropsychology SA


Neuropsychology SA | Western Cape

Basics and Beyond: Comprehensive Course in Neuropsychology

University of Fort Hare​ | East London, South Africa
Master of Social Sciences, Counselling Psychology

Thesis Topic: Performance of isiXhosa-speaking Adults on Tower of London - Drexel University 2nd Edition: Development of a South African normative database.
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal ​| Durban, South Africa
Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours, Psychology - Cum Laude

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal ​| Durban, South Africa
Bachelor of Social Work Honours - Deans Commendation


I am a qualified and registered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) and Neuropsychology SA.

I pride myself on working from an ethical stance and continuously updating my knowledge, theory and practice. I am passionate and thoroughly involved in Research and use this to inform my practice. My research interest lies in Neuropsychology and Assessment.

My Master’s thesis focus was on the development of local SA norms (scores) for a Psychological Assessment tool known as the Tower of London-DX 2nd Ed. In the field of Psychology, assessments are vastly utilised to measure intellect, cognition and emotional functioning among others, however, are often developed internationally and therefore have an international scoring systems. The development of local norms enables precise, accurate and reliable outcomes and recommendations best suited to the SA client.

I also keep up-to-date with technological advances and integrate this into my practice. I recognise that in this era, being tech-savvy is essential especially given the role of technology and its impact on mental well-being, family relationships and boundaries and emotional connections.

This is imperative as cyber-bullying, pornography and human-trafficking is rife in our country as accessibility to the World Wide Web [Internet] is prominent.

Continuous Professional Development Training:

March 2017
Relationship Therapy Workshop presented by Judy Rankin
June 2018
Practice Management & Entrepreneurial Skills
August 2018
Tech-Savvy Therapist, Parent & Child presented by Impact Learning presented by Prof Gertie Pretorius
November 2018
Threat Assessment and Management in a Campus Environment: Identifying, Managing and Preventing Harm to Staff and Students presented by Prof Gérard Labuschagne
November 2018
Malingering Clients presented by Dr Sharon Truter
July 2019
The Frontal Lobes: Anatomy, Function & Dysfunction by Calabash
September 2019
Building Brains: Introduction to Neuro-Anatomy by Just Jargon
October 2019
Hakuna Mata: Coping with Worry by Dr T. Calitz
October 2020
AMPATH laboratories: Huntington's Disease webinar
November 2020
Medical Protection: Ethics For All 2020 – Allied Health Professionals Conference
December 2020
Neuropsychology SA: Basics and Beyond: Comprehensive Course in Neuropsychology
July 2021
SACNA: Hypoxic Ischaemic Brain Injury in Newborns
September 2021
Neuropsychology SA: Estimating Premorbid Ability
November 2021
Solution Focused Institute of South Africa: Fundamental Solution Focused Brief Therapy