About Kim Zamparini
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and with the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF). I completed my BSocSci Psychology (cum laude) and BSocSci (Hons) Psychology (cum laude) degrees at the University of Pretoria. I completed my MA Clinical Psychology (cum laude) degree at the University of South Africa, through their full-time two-year intensive practical training programme.
During my internship I worked in the Johannesburg Metro Community Clinics and at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in the Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry Unit. I stayed on at CHBAH to complete my Community Service in the hospital’s Adult Psychiatry Unit, working in both male and female psychiatric wards, the outpatient clinic and the Transgender Unit.
After completing my Community Service year, I moved into private practice in Saxonwold and then later to Parktown North. I work with adults and adolescents (14+) in individual therapy, as well as with adults in couple therapy. I also conduct family therapy with families that feel the need for change. While I enjoy working with a variety of difficulties, I am particularly interested in working with couples and parent-infant relationships.
I work within an integrated perspective, drawing upon several frameworks when appropriate. The systemic/interactional framework provides insight into patterns of interaction and the person-in-context, while the psychodynamic perspective is useful to help develop deeper insight into emotional functioning. I am familiar with both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), using them to relieve distress and anxiety. Flexibility between approaches allows me to meet clients’ needs in the most appropriate way.