About me

My Philosophy

Nikki Preston is a registered Educational Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

 

HPCSA REG: PS 0138010

PR NO: 0723797

 

She completed her undergraduate and honours degree at the University of Cape Town. She then went on to become a qualified teacher by completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) specialising in Early Child Development and Foundation Phase at the University of Pretoria. After obtaining her PGCE, she taught at Rivonia Primary School.

 

Thereafter, Nikki graduated cum laude with a Masters degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Witwatersrand. Her research and publishing primarily focused on parenting and child development, and is an ever-growing passion of hers. 

Nikki worked as an intern educational psychologist at the Family Life Centre, gaining further exposure into parental guidance, play, individual and family therapy, as well as learning support through assessment activities. 

She is currently running a private practice at the Morningside Therapy Centre: 2A Springbok Close, Morningside, Sandton.

The key beliefs and hopes Nikki holds high as an Educational Psychologist are to:

 

  • Offer holistic support, insight and self-growth to family units

  • Ensure the well-being and best interest of the child are of primary focus at all times.

  • Uphold a gentle and nurturing environment for children and their families

  • Provide a place of support and understanding to families and their children, in ways that are meaningful to their unique development, environment and context.

  • Support collaborative relationships with the parents, the child and the school. 

  • Give appropriate and relevant recommendations, suitable and tailored for the family’s needs and feasibility.

Additional Experience
  • Psychology Tutor at University of Cape Town

  • Rivonia Primary School Teacher

  • Intern Psychologist at the Family Life Centre (FAMSA)

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.

One of these is roots; the other, wings."

Hodding Carter