I am an experienced, Counsellor/Psychotherapist, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP).
I have an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD (UK). Before setting up in private practice I worked for many years as a counsellor for Victim Support.
I am bilingual: I conduct therapy sessions in English and Dutch. I also have a good understanding of French and German.
I am a Humanistic counsellor with a Psychodynamic - Integrative approach.
Humanistic means I believe all human beings to have potential. We need the right environment to reach our potential, which is not always there whilst we grow up. Humanistic counselling therefore aims at providing an opportunity to grow and develop your ability to continue to grow when counselling has ended.
Psychodynamic counselling acknowledges that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours result from processes we are not always fully aware of. Ever noticed yourself saying: 'I wasn't myself', 'I lost it'or 'I'm not leading my life'?
Psychodynamic counselling helps you free yourself from make believes and find out what it was you lost when you 'lost it' who you were when 'you weren't yourself' and how to lead your life.
Integrative means that as a counsellor I use insights from a variety of models depending on what feels right for you.
Continuing Professional Development
Insights in what makes counselling work are growing rapidly and I am committed to continuing professional development. I have attended various additional training activities such as:
I am supervised by a qualified clinical supervisor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My practice is bound by its Ethical Framework.