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Zebunnissa is the Principal Psychologist at Lifestyle Psychology.  Zebunnissa has been working in the area of mental health for over 15 years in Sydney, South Coast and Canberra. This has consisted of working with Rehabilitation Providers, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Workers Compensation, Community Mental Health projects and private practice.

Zebunnissa has completed her degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney. This was followed through with completing a Diploma in Applied Psychology. She then continued to develop her counselling skills and became a Registered Psychologist with the Australian College of Applied Psychology.

She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. 

She is an approved Medicare provider and works with insurance cases related to workers compensation and personal injury. Zebunnissa promotes mental health awareness in the community, is a mother of three and nature enthusiast. 

Best known to her clients as 'Zeb'. 

Therapeutic Approach

Zebunnissa uses a range of evidence based therapies and draws on her experience to tailor an approach that meets the needs of her client.  Some of the therapies used include:

- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

- Narrative Therapy

- Motivational Interviewing

- Solution Focused Therapy

At your first appointment, Zebunnissa will work with you to set goals for therapy. The best therapy framework will be selected to ensure you feel comfortable with the direction.

Community Work

Zebunnissa is an active member of the community and a committee member of This Is My Brave Australia (TIMBA) which has been operating for over 5 years in Australia.  TIMBA, a registered charity with Australian Charities and Non-For Profits Commission. TIMBA promotes the awareness of mental health in Australia with the mission to end the stigma around mental health.  This Is My Brave involves working with people from the community and organising live shows that are presented to audiences in Australia and world wide. 

Find out more:

Zebunnissa has been on several media platforms where she provides advice on mental health to the community.  Most recently she presented webinars on COVID19 and mental health and domestic violence. 

Presentation & Seminars

Zebunnissa has presented mental health related topics to groups and organisations in Canberra and Sydney.  Venues have included at the National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Defence Forces, schools and other venues.  All presentations are customised to meet the needs of the audience. Zebunnissa loves to share her passion and enjoys speaking at events to motivate and inspire people to look after their mental health. For enquiries for mental health workshops, presentation or training please email or call Lifestyle Psychology.

Other languages 

Zebunnissa is also proficient in the following languages: Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.