I am a fully qualified psychotherapist in the tradition of CG Jung. I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is central to the therapy and should be based on non-judgement, trust and respect.
As an overview to my approach I also recognise the interconnected nature of mind, body, soul and spirit. I am a member of and work to the code of ethics as set out by the UKCP. I trained for five years with the Guild Of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality.
Since completing my training I have been very committed to continual professional development and my own spiritual and creative journey. I am a meditator and practice yoga on a regular basis. I have an active interest in the mystical side of all wisdom traditions.
In working with my clients, my aim is to meet them with empathy and respect and without judgement, valuing their uniqueness and individuality, whilst tailoring the therapy to their specific needs.
People choose Jungian-oriented psychotherapy or analysis for a variety of reasons. As with other kinds of therapy, Jungian work seeks to help people with their personal problems.
For some, the decision is initiated by a life event that has had a particularly painful effect. Others feel out of touch with themselves or feel that life seems to lack a sense of personal meaning. Many want to know themselves more deeply and lead a more satisfying life. While analysis is a commitment to self-understanding, the length of time involved is individual. My interest is to assist individuals to find a center in their lives from which they can live from a place of meaning and authenticity. From a Jungian perspective, symptoms that arise from our conflicts have meaning. It is possible to understand that our suffering and woundedness can lead us to discover our gifts. The scope of the practice includes on-going analysis, as well as supportive psychotherapy related to career and relationship concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am Dutch but have lived in London for almost 30 years. In the Netherlands I attended the Royal Dutch College of Film and Television as a director and producer and have made documentaries and worked in television both in the Netherlands and in the UK.
My interest in Jung started very early, I read some of his work in my teens, and after a long detour, I started my training in London at the Guild Of Analytical Psychologists in 1999. I qualified in 2005 and have been in private practice ever since. At the Guild I have been teaching since 2007 and I am currently training as a supervisor.
My main work is in private practice, I am also the resident therapist for Mamaheaven, a retreat for Mums and babies.
I have also worked for the International Red Cross and other NGO's helping aid workers either during their work in the field or afterwards. I work mostly face to face and at times via Skype.
I am a Member of the Guild of Analytical Psychologists (G.A.P.), the International Association Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Analytical Psychotherapist.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in helping people coping with big changes in their life.
I offer fees on a sliding scale depending on your financial situation (no proof required).
Individuals: first session set at £65.00, subsequent appointments between £65.00 and £75.00.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Psychotherapy. I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of the Guild of Analytical Psychologists (G.A.P.) London.
My practice address is 2 minutes walk from Willesden Junction station. There is metered parking in my street.