Dr Gert Pretorius

Counselling Psychologist

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD Bed

 I am a psychologist with experience and training in the fields of counselling, relationships (specifically marriage relationships), mood disorders, and the mental health problems of families and children. For the last 20 years I have added recovery from trauma, the treatment of clients with addiction (specifically sex addiction) and clients’ recovery from abuse to my areas of specific interest. Much of this work is linked to and aimed at a client’s personal growth and development.

I believe in a realistic and holistic approach to the challenges of our time, gladly accept clients with spiritual needs and prefer to work in a team with other professionals in the medical field as well as pastoral care and social services. While people often accept information found on the internet, which may be confusing and not of good quality, my experience is that a realistic approach, grounded in reality and every person’s life experience and values, promote healing and recovery from mental health problems.

Hoewel ek in my werk net van kommunikasie (gesprekke en verslae) in Afrikaans en Engels gebruik maak, respekteer ek graag elke persoon se taal, kultuur en verwagtinge.


Email: gert@durbanvillepsychologists.co.za