Kayumba Chiwele

 BA, MSc, PhD (Cand.)


What truly inspired me to pursue my career path is a personal reason that I hold very close to my heart. My late father was a doctor who gave his heart to his patients and did so with so much passion and humility. Growing up witnessing such love and dedication to helping others created in me a strong desire to one day emulate this. Today, my greatest desire is to make a true difference in the life of every client I am privileged to ever cross paths with.

I like to ask my new clients to “think of me as your personal human diary.” With this comes the aspect of someone you can trust. As much as we explain to our clients and assure them of the theories and clinical treatment methods we will apply, what they need most is for me to LISTEN and actually HEAR them and UNDERSTAND them. People start to heal the moment they feel heard.

Specialties & Professional Interests

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Lecturer of Psychology
  • Public Mental Health
  • Community outreach
  • Higher education
  • Research Design
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Speaking

Qualifications & Experience

  • Commonwealth Scholar PhD (Cand.) Psychology-Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Neuropsychology UNZA School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology UNZA
  • Over 7 years of experience in mental health
  • Fully qualified mental health practitioner working closely with the Ministry of Health
  • Recently completed serving her term as Treasurer in the Executive Committee of the Psychology Association of Zambia
  • 2020 World Bank SDGs and Her Award
  • 113th Commonwealth Points of Light Award
  • Mental Health Care in a Public Context Award
  • 2019 Africa 35.35 Award


  • Lusaka based, physical and online sessions.