Suzette van Niekerk is a registered Counselling Psychologist. She attained her BA (Social Work) degree (Cum Laude) in 1996, Honours Degree in Psychology in 1999 and Magister in Counselling Psychology (Cum Laude) in 2002. She has 16 years of experience as a psychologist and this is preceded by four years as a social worker. She completed her internship at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in 2001. In total, she has 21 years of experience in the mental health field. She started her career in the Department of Correctional Services as a Social Worker and after completing her studies as a Counselling Psychologist she returned to the Department of Correctional Services working as a psychologist for two years and resigned to start her private practice. The experience gained at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital together with the work at Correctional Services equipped her with a valuable clinical background. She started her private practice in 2004. Her private practice is based in Centurion.