Clinical Psychologist, Leslie Ebben B.A Psych (UJ), B.A. Hons Psych (UJ), M.A Clin Psych (UJ)

Riette du Preez

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Linden, in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg.  I have a solid background in systemic theory and interpersonal psychotherapy. I hold a BSc (Psychology and Physiology) as well as an Honours in Psychology from the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus and an MA Clinical Psychology from UNISA.  My internship was completed at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital where I worked in the Dual Diagnosis and Forensic Units.  I completed my Community Service at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital. I have 5 years experience facilitating training workshops within the field of Human Resources and working with groups in this manner remains a passion of mine. I currently also consult at Akeso Clinic (Parktown) with Memorycare, which is a medical and psychogeriatric service specializing in assessment and management of people with memory, related cognitive and mental health problems.  For more information on this service, visit

My further areas of interest include psychological assessment (cognitive, emotional and neuropsychological) and I enjoy working with a variety of psychological disorders. I believe that assessments, when used in the correct context, can aid in effective decision-making and enable people to reach their full potential. Therapeutically, I work predominantly from a systemic paradigm and draw inspiration from interpersonal psychotherapeutic methods. Therapy is considered a process, rather than a once-off event. As a therapist, I see my role as empowering, guiding and enabling people to think about and process change and new possibilties in their lives.  A mutual relationship, understanding and respect between therapist and client is key in this process. I enjoy taking on this journey of discovery with clients from all walks of life.

By nature of my training background, I am a firm believer in considering the individual within their broader context and adapting interventions to adress difficulties in an effective and sustainable manner.  I offer therapy in both English and Afrikaans to individuals (adults, adolescents, couples and families) who may experience any of the following difficulties:

  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia
  • Dementia/Memory difficulties
  • Family difficulties
  • Sexual/Physical/Emotional abuse
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Post-partum depression
  • Difficulties related to life changes (i.e birth of a child, separation/divorce, retrenchment etc.)

Practice Number: 0494186
HPCSA Reg Number: PS0116963