About Me

Derika de Villiers, MSc

HPCSA: PS0123161
BHF: 580325
KvK: 76618366

I am an Amsterdam based clinical psychologist trained in South Africa providing psychotherapy for expats in English and Afrikaans. I have an in independent practice, registered at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare funders (BHF).

My Educational Background

I have obtained the following degrees:

  • BA (psych) at the University of Pretoria (UP)
  • BA (hon) psych at Nelson Mandela University (NMU)
  • MA (research) psych at Nelson Mandela University (NMU)
  • MSc (clinical psychology) at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Unversity (SMU)


I have built my expertise by working at the following organizations:

  • Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital
  • Child Therapy Center (CTC)
  • Steve Biko Hospital
  • Student Counselling Career and Development Center (SCCDC) at Nelson Mandela University
  • South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP)
  • I also enjoy medical psychology and worked as a consultant for Charis psychological services where I rendered online therapy to individuals (and their family) who suffered neuro and spinal cord injuries.