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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.