Core Process Psychotherapy has changed my ideas about illness, health, healing, spirituality and consciousness. I feel engaged in helping people using this unique type of therapy in the Netherlands.
My training at the Karuna institute in the United Kingdom (where I gained a Master of Arts in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapeutic Practice) was not only theoretical but also experiential. This means that I have experienced deep self-examination and transformation myself. As well as this training, I attended workshops with William Emerson (a specialist in the field of pre-/perinatal psychology).
My other interests are my spiritual practice which is a meditation practice in line with body-oriented exploration. Music and creativity are also important to me.
What clients say about me
Clients tell me that they feel safe with me because of my quiet presence and compassionate engagement. They say that they feel at ease in my therapy room.
I work with intuition and creativity in sessions. I am prepared and available to meet together all that needs to be met, even if these are difficult emotional states. I am able to work with the messages of the body, reflecting past experiences. Working safely, step by step, preventing too much (traumatic) activation of the body and mind, is particularly important in Core Process Psychotherapy.
In the Netherlands I am registered as a ‘psychosocial therapist’ with the professional association NVPA (the Dutch association for psychosocial therapists), and within the RBCZ (the register of professionals working in complementary care).
In the United Kingdom I am working, post-qualification towards accreditation with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
My work is supervised by a Core Process Psychotherapist who is accredited with the UKCP.