Who We Are

The Mental Vitamins Academy is led by professionally trained therapists Bonita Ackerman du Preez and David Ball.

Bonita Ackerman du Preez is a fully qualified Registered Trauma recovery therapist based in Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK.

A career in education provided Bonita with excellent communication and empathy skills that she has transferred to her true vocation – supporting those suffering from trauma, anxiety and stress. Bonita’s most recent project ‘The Anxiety Recovery School’ was launched in March 2021 and has already supported hundreds of women in providing an accessible, support network, offering online education and techniques to help its members understand and tackle their anxiety.

Using her vast experience, and contemporary understanding of anxiety in the brain and body she has developed an ‘Integrated Therapy System’ or ‘ITS’ designed during her 2000 hours of therapy experience.

Bonita has recently been appointed as a Non – Exec Director at ‘Front Foot’ which provide careers for veterans and their families. Both Bonita and David will be providing group and individual therapy services to this forward thinking organisation.

Bonita Ackerman du Preez
David Ball

David Ball is a fully qualified therapist, based in Salisbury, UK. Hailing from a senior corporate background David has now fully immersed himself in supporting the mental health of others. His new project ‘The Men’s Room’ offers an online and accessible approach to mental health support, building a strong & supportive community.

Alongside his work as a therapist David is also a specialist in corporate coaching, offering his considerable experience to others wishing to develop their leadership, sales and planning skills, while developing confidence and improved performance.