Elizabetha Johanna Magdalena Matthews PhD MEd (Educational Psychology) MEd (Counselling), Psychologist in Pretoria, Gauteng, 178

Elizabetha Johanna Magdalena Matthews

PhD MEd (Educational Psychology) MEd (Counselling)

Elizabetha Johanna Magdalena Matthews

PhD MEd (Educational Psychology) MEd (Counselling)

Professions: Psychotherapist, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
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66 Kelley Bray Lane
Cornwall Hill Country Estate, Irene, Pretoria
Pretoria, Gauteng 178 - South Africa

My Approach to Helping

At our practice we approach our clients in a compassionate, interactive and optimistic way, seeking to enhance understanding of the self and others. We believe every client is unique and we want to explore and understand their uniqueness with them, acknowledging cultural influences as well as individual differences. We see the unique individual as capable, having untapped potential to overcome barriers and constructing the life they want.

Whether you or your child face personal, relationship, emotional, learning, academic, occupational or other life challenges, today is the best time to start on your journey towards becoming a happier human being.

How can we support our clients?
We take pride in providing ethical, client-fit assessment- and therapeutic 'road maps', focusing on the goals of the client. We utilize evidence based approaches and interventions in our quest to support our clients (adults, couples, tertiary students of all ages, teens and children). Our goal is to assist our clients to manage emotions, academics, career, life challenges, parenting, all learning and goal reaching in a more effective, efficient and fulfilling way.

We like the challenge that variety brings, therefore our area of speciality covers relief of emotional distress, anxiety, depression, managing life challenges, subject/career choice and success, career change management, learning barriers, ADHD, developmental delays, trauma debriefing, relationships, goal attainment, self esteem, academic and learning concerns, etc.

More Info About My Practice

Our services are covered by most medical insurance. We accept EFT's. We work from 07:00 till late and try our level best to set up appointments at times convenient for you. We are available from Mondays to Sundays, by appointment only. Our offices are conveniently located in Cornwall Hill Country Estate in Irene, Pretoria and in Alberton, East Rand area.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

We take particular pride in all of our work and receive exceptionally good feedback on our assessments (emotional functioning, learning related, subject/career choice, exam consessions, school readiness etc.). We are thorough and strive to deliver ethical, evidence based interventions. Therapeutically we seem to have a high success rate with Anxiety, Depression, Life Management and Academic/Learning issues. Career choice, coaching and mentoring on workplace issues, also seems to be very successful.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Afrikaans

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Teens, Children, Tertiary students of all ages, couples. Emotional, developmental, career, academic/learning, ADD/ADHD, relationship, parenting related issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Transactional Analysis
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