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Emma Pretorius

Supporting Canberrans
with their mental health

Emma Pretorius Psychologist

Emma Pretorius

BScPsych (Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS

Hi, my name is Emma. I am a clinically trained psychologist who works with adolescents, adults and older adults.

I have experience working in acute and community mental health settings, as well as in private practice.

I am particularly passionate about working with people living with anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and trauma.

Its important to me that I provide a safe and accepting environment for the clients that I see, and I welcome a diverse range of people including those from the LGBTIQ+ community.

My Approach

  • When I see someone for the first time, I will work with them to create a therapeutic plan that is tailored to their strengths, experiences, values and goals.

    I am experienced in using a number of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy.

Emma’s Experience


I have worked with a range of people from different backgrounds and with a variety of mental health issues.

Older Adults

Working in community mental health, I have supported people over the age of 65 who presented with moderate to severe mental health issues.


I have worked with many people with a history of complex trauma, and welcome your enquiries.

Please noteEmma is on maternity leave until early 2022. During this time email and phone calls will not be monitored. If you are in crisis please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Mental Health Triage on 1800 629 354.