Luce Pretorius H2H

Social Worker in Private Practice

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About me


About me
Lucé Pretorius is a South African Social Worker in Private Practice. I specialize in medial social work and employee assistance programs. I also offer counselling / therapeutic services and I do divorce mediation and parenting plans. Furthermore I am an international training provider and I provide training to businesses, professionals and individuals. , 

I started with my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the North West University in 2008. I completed this Degree, as well as an Honors Degree in Social Work in 2012. I furthered my tertiary education and completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2015. I have completed a variety of short courses, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy and have presented more than 20 workshops of my own. I am currently busy with my PhD degree in Social Work at the North West University.


Achievements in my social work career include:

  • Being nominated to serve on the South African Council for Social Service Professions in 2018;
  • Two of my research articles is in process to be published in accredited academic journals;
  • I was nominated as the best Social Work student in South  Africa at the South African Council of Social Service Professions (2012);
  • I was Selected as the best Social Work student at the North West University (2010 – 2012);
  • I am part of Golden Key International Honor Society (2011 - present);
  • Publication: Co-author: Service learning and volunteerism: the NWU’s Student Rag Community Service Story. Presented at SAAHE (South African Association of Health Educationalists). July 2011.
  • Publication: Author: Die psigososiale omstandighede van opvoeders betrokke by die Vroeë Kinderontwikkelingsprogram van die Studente Jool Gemeenskapsdiens in Potchefstroom. 2015.
  • Publication: Author: I am Sam – Disciplinary Guidelines to parents. Volume 1 – 5. 2017.


Types of services


Medical Social Work

Medical social work basically boils down to any concerns which the medical professionals have concerning the well-being of the patient. I typically receive referrals from doctors, psychiatrists and other service professionals who request me to render services to their patients. There are also times when family members of patients contact me directly.

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Employee Assistance Programs

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) are employee benefit programmes offered by many employers. EAP are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health and well-being.

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Therapy / Counselling

A variety of therapeutic techniques is used to address different challenges. The most popular therapeutic interventions include cogitative behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy.

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Mediation and Parenting Plans

South African Law provides that all determinations relating to a child must be made in accordance with the best interests of the child standard as set out in the South African Constitution as well as in the Children’s Act of 2005.

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Online Training and Webinars


Past Events

Title Date Location
SFBT CPD Workshop 12 (South Africa only) 29 Aug 2020 Online Event
SFBT CPD Workshop 11 (South Africa only) 24 Aug 2020 Online Event
SFBT CPD Workshop 10 (South Africa only) 27 Jul 2020 Online Event
SFBT CPD Workshop 9 (South Africa only) 20 Jul 2020 Online Event
SFBT CPD Workshop 8 (South Africa only) 18 Jul 2020 Online Event
Solution Focused Brief Therapy CPD WORKSHOP 7 (South Africa only) - Copy 22 Jun 2020 Online Event
Solution Focused Brief Therapy CPD WORKSHOP 6 (South Africa only) 16 Jun 2020 Online Event
Solution Focused Brief Therapy CPD WORKSHOP 5 (South Africa only) 13 Jun 2020 Online Event
Solution Focused Brief Therapy CPD WORKSHOP 4 (South Africa only) 21 May 2020 Online Event
Therapeutic services during a pandemic - Part 2: Empowering Parents with skills to manage their children during COVID-19 20 May 2020 Online Event
Therapeutic services during a pandemic - Part 1: Providing Mental Health Help for Parents during COVID-19 18 May 2020 Online Event
Solution Focused Brief Therapy CPD WORKSHOP 3 (South Africa only) 16 May 2020 Online Event
Utilizing online CBT techniques to address uncertainty and move towards control and acceptance during the COVID-19 pandemic 2 15 May 2020 Online Event
Utilizing online CBT techniques to address uncertainty and move towards control and acceptance during the COVID-19 pandemic 1 15 May 2020 Online Event
Functioning Effectively in an Online World: Safety vs Wellbeing of the Therapist 13 May 2020 Online Event
FAMILY THERAPY: A HOW TO WEBINAR ON CONDUCTING TELE-THERAPY WITH FAMILIES 01 May 2020 Online Event
CONDUCTING TELE-THERAPY WITH RESISTANT TEENAGERS WEBINAR 30 Apr 2020 Online Event
Solution Focused Brief Therapy CPD WORKSHOP 2 (South Africa only) 30 Apr 2020 Online Event
CONDUCTING THERAPEUTIC TELE-PLAY WITH CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS WEBINAR 29 Apr 2020 Online Event
BACK TO BASICS: A.B.C OF TELE-PLAY WEBINAR 28 Apr 2020 Online Event
Solution Focused Brief Therapy CPD WORKSHOP 1 (South Africa only) 27 Apr 2020 Online Event

Manuals and booklets


Contact me


  • 5 Short Street, Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • 2531

Onsite Training


I offer training to professionals, businesses and individuals! Businesses benefit from their choice of Life Skills training.

TRAINING TO PROFESSIONALS INCLUDE:

Ethics without action is just talk!
This workshop addresses critical aspects of the SACSSP Ethical Code and also explores relevant ethical dilemmas which social workers experience on a daily basis. This is a practical workshop where attendees will not only be equipped with knowledge and skills with regards to ethics and ethical dilemmas, but also get an opportunity to improve critical thinking skills and self-awareness.

Family Group Conference!
This training focuses on conflict between family members and family members who refuse to take responsibility in the service delivery process. The FGC process is effective with a variety of cases including foster care/ permanency planning, restorative justice cases, children with behavioral problems, substance abuse cases, persons with disabilities and many more. If you are exhausted from clients who wants to make everything your problem, you will benefit from this!

Emotional intelligence in the workplace!
This training explores aspects of emotional intelligence which are relevant in the working environment. These skills are being explored and practiced during the workshop. This training has a "care for the caregiver" aspect to it. In the event that you are exhausted, feeling less motivated and need a break - this one is for you! It includes lots of activities and also some arts and crafts.

Practical approach to presentations!
Do presentations make you nervous? Are you someone who does not like it to do public speaking? Do you have no idea how to start? Then this training is for you! This training covers planning for your presentation and the successful implementation thereof. Excellent tips on how to manage those nerves!

Psycho-social wellbeing in retirement!
Retirement is marked as the 10th most stressful life event and studies have found that retirement leads to a decline in mental health. This training will empower you with practical skills to assist patients before / during retirement in order to improve their mental health. The training is practical and has activities to practice these skills.