I offer short-term psychological support to adults in the form of online sessions. I can help you with issues like anxiety, panic or depressive feelings. I am also able to help you with all kinds of life events, like a divorce, a disease you struggle with or difficulties you face at home or work. In my work, I often see people hindered by fixed but not helpful patterns of thinking or acting. Breaking through these can relieve a lot of complaints.
In my sessions I use different techniques to help you the best I can. I'm a fully certified CBT-therapist and besides that I'm accredited in mindfulness and ACT, and I use all these different ways of therapy in an eclectic way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated ages ago in Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam.
After that I have been working in the short-term psychological health-care field for over fifteen years in different settings. I've had my own private practice CdK since 2011.
As well as my work experience, I have also followed additional studies, including a training program to qualify as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I am accredited by the EABCT (European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy). In the UK I'm MBACP, in the Netherlands VGCT member.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perfectionism, coping with certain events in life, not being able to enjoy your daily life, hard to keep focused, worrying.
My fee is £60 a session (50 minutes) to be paid in advance by bank transfer.
In my work I find it very important that we work as a team on your issues. I have a lot of experience and studies a lot and I still do that (because I love to learn more about psychology and therapy) but of course I don't know everything and can't 'fix' things right away. To change needs time and patience.
I'm very committed and will do everything in my power to be of help! It's important that you feel at ease with me and that you can be honest. And I also need your commitment to be engaged not only during sessions but also in between sessions.
Sometimes it's more convenient to meet each other online, like in these strange Corona-times! It might seem awkward but online therapy has many advantages, like you don't have to leave your home, find a parking space, lose time by travelling.. I also notice that some people find it easier to talk openly. All you need is a high-speed Wi-Fi connection and a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. We'll use Zoom, an easy and reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing in a secure environment.
The fee for online session (50-60 mins) is the same, £60 to be paid in advance.