Education and Experience
As a therapist, I am registered with the EAGT (European Association of Gestalt Therapy) and ECP (European Certificate of Psychotherapy). I am also a member of ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) and ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy). In addition, I am a certified Gestalt psychotherapist with the necessary diplomas, including from the University of Amsterdam.
Colleagues describe me as a warm and committed professional with a personal approach that allows me to make good connections. I am thankful and proud that these traits aid me in helping clients get rid of or significantly reduce their complaints so that they can live lives based on what motivates them the most.
Since the field changes quickly and there are constantly new studies providing new data, I naturally continue to develop my knowledge through ongoing education and personal training.
I help you to map out what makes you happy and what is really important to you. We investigate what is holding you back from realizing your dreams. Once I understand the causes of your issues, I can first provide you with effective treatment and then with tools that you can use to create your own goals and wishes. I think it is important that you as a person are central, not the diagnosis or issues. You can contact me for treatment of and guidance for various diagnoses and problems arising from mental health problems, both in Dutch and in English.
In addition to in-person sessions, I also offer online therapy for individuals, partners and other forms of relationships. My specialty is working with people of different nationalities within relationships. I work with clients from all over the world and respect cultural differences.
I work closely with colleagues and other disciplines within the healthcare sector. You can also contact me for insight into your personal growth and development. Using a phased approach, I bring structure and clarity to whatever confusion you are experiencing. This approach has a number of concrete steps and offers a long-term solution.
Over the years, I have developed specializations in Gestalt psychotherapy, EFT for partners and relationships, Schema Therapy and EMDR for trauma therapy. In the meantime I am a certified EFT therapist for partners and relationships and currently in the process of becoming EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist. By the end of 2023 I hope to be a certified Schematherapist as well.
My foundation in psychotherapy was laid with Gestalt Therapy. This form of therapy focuses on the individual as a whole. This means that you always see the person within their environment and that you view this whole on the physical, mental and emotional level. It promotes self-awareness and teaches you to understand yourself and discover your relationship with the world.
I specialize in working with people of different nationalities. Over the years, I have become proficient in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for partners and relationships. This method brings people closer together and offers new opportunities to replace disagreement with trust and closeness.
In addition, I have built up expertise in Schema Therapy, an effective form of psychotherapy for people with personality disorders or long-term issues. It is a scientifically proven method that helps people understand and change the origins of persistent life patterns.
Because there are often underlying unprocessed traumatic events at the root of problems, I also have experience with EMDR, the most effective treatment for trauma. I obtained this specialization at the EMDR Institute in the United States, which is where EMDR was founded.