Dr Elizabeth du Preez

Central Psychology

Announcements

UNAVAILABLE I am not taking new clients until 2022.

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

I am an experienced clinical psychologist and use a collaborative and evidence based approach in therapy. My work is informed by attachment theory, family systems, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural principles. I specialise in sexuality, individual, couple and family therapy.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Couple therapy. Family therapy. Acceptance and commitment therapy. Attachment informed relational work.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I offer short term and long term therapy depending on the needs of the clients. My aim is to help you increase your self-awareness, skills and ability to manage every day stressors and significant life challenges. The therapies on offer will draw on a variety of evidence based approaches including mindfulness, interpersonal and attachment approaches as well as cognitive behavioural therapy. I tailor my approach to suit and respect the uniqueness of each client.

My practice is also a LGBTTIQ+ affirmative practice that offers therapy to clients who identify as diverse in gender, sex and sexuality in a safe and inclusive environment.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

  • Attachment based therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Family and Couple Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

 

Background and Experience

I am a registered counselling and clinical psychologist with 20+ years’ experience. I have a doctorate in psychology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups in the private and public sectors for the last 20 years. I use a collaborative and relational approach in therapy, based on attachment, systems and cognitive behavioral principles.

I am a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and registered with the NZ Psychologists BoardI . and have presented and published in the area of LGBTIQ+ wellbeing, ethical practice, stress and resilience as well as anorexia nervosa.

 

Supervision Services

I provide clinical supervision to registered clinical and counselling psychologists, drawing on 20 years of clinical experience in private and public sector services. I also provide family therapy supervision.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical & Counselling Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor or Arts (Honours Psychology)
- Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology)
- PhD (Psychology)

Q Languages

English
Afrikaans

Q Appointments

I am available on a Wednesday only, from 8am to 5:30pm.

Q Fees

- Initial assessment 90 minutes: $250
- Follow up appointments $200
- payment can be made by EFTPOS