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Ms Nqobile Msomi

Ms Nqobile Msomi

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology and Psychology Clinic Co-ordinator

Registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

BSocSci, BSocSci (Hons) (Rhodes), PGCE (FP) (Rhodes), MA (Counselling Psychology) (Rhodes), PhD candidate (Rhodes)

Email: n.msomi@ru.ac.za                                  

Phone: 046 603 7417

Room 2, Psychology Clinic

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Nqobile Msomi is a counselling psychologist and lecturer at the Department of Psychology. She co-ordinates Rhodes University’s Psychology Clinic, a community-based training institution for counselling and clinical psychologists. Msomi espouses a situated psychology and concerns herself with ways to move towards practice, teaching and research informed by the values and principles of community and Africa(n)-centred psychologies. She is a PhD candidate and has partnered with a local education focused non-governmental organisation for her case study research.



  • Community Psychology
  • Community-based Service Learning
  • African Psychology
  • Psychosocial Factors in Education
  • Alcohol Use during Pregnancy

Current Teaching Areas

Masters in Counselling Psychology:

  • Community Psychology
  • Cultural Competencies: Socio-cultural contextual factors and Working with Marginalisation in South Africa
  • Online Psychotherapy Interventions


Macleod, C. I., Jeary-Graham, N., Bredenkamp, P., Matebese, S., Tsetse, N., Msomi, N., … Molokoe, K. (2020). Alcohol use during pregnancy in the Eastern Cape: Research in support of FASfacts intervention: Research Report.


Msomi, N. (2021). Lou-Marie Kruger, Of motherhood and melancholia: Notebook of a psycho-ethnographer. Feminism & Psychology, 31(3), 458 – 460.


Akhurst, J. and Msomi, N. (2022). Building Partnerships for Community-Based Service Learning in Poverty-stricken and Systemically Disadvantaged Communities. In C. Kagan, J. Akhurst, J. Alfaro, R. Lawthom, M. Richards & A. Zambrano,  The Routledge International Handbook of Community Psychology (1st ed.), 325 – 339.


Msomi, N. N. (2019). Discursive constructions of alcohol use and pregnancy among participants in an intervention aimed at reducing Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Unpublished Master’s Dissertation). Rhodes University, Makhanda.


Postgraduate Supervision

Msomi is currently interested in the postgraduate supervision of research projects documenting the experiences of various stakeholders participating in psychosocial support workshops  in our local schooling setting, local mentoring programmes  and local community-based organisations


Masters in Counselling Psychology research supervision

Simukonda, M. (2020). Teacher narratives of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASD)-affected children in schooling (in progress).


Simonse, A. (2021). Trainee psychologists’ experiences of community-based service learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (in progress).


Mabaso, R. (2022). Educators’ experiences of psychosocial support workshops during COVID-19 in the Eastern Cape, South Africa (in progress).



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