Gerhard Pretorius, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Gerhard Pretorius

English, Afrikaans
Gerhard Pretorius, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Gerhard Pretorius

English, Afrikaans

About Me


I am a Systemic Family Psychotherapist who has worked with families in the capacity of a social worker and family therapist for the past 19 years. I have worked extensively in both Local Authority Child Protection Services and in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (in the community and inpatient settings) within the National Health Services (NHS). I have experience in working with a range of family difficulties, including couples with relationship difficulties, child focussed problems, anxiety, depression, suicidality, trauma, personality disorders, eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and psychosis. I am trained in several evidence-based models, including:

- Cognitive Behavioural therapy with Couples and Families.
- Attachment-Based Family Therapy for depressed or suicidal adolescents.
- Mentalization-Based Family Therapy
- Family Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa.
- Systemic Psychotherapy
- Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.
- Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)

I completed my Family Therapy training at the Institute of Family Therapy and Birkbeck College, University of London. I completed my Systemic & Family Therapy Supervision training at the Tavistock Clinic in London.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits

UKCP College

  • College for Family Couple and Systemic Therapy (CFCST)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Gerhard Pretorius

Gerhard Pretorius