and welcome to my website 'Psychologist Haarlem'.
Whether you are here because you are searching for help on certain issues, you are dealing with something overwhelming, or because you have some soul searching to do, I would like to help you on your way.
In my private practice in Haarlem North I give guidance to any adult who wants to change something to become one with oneself. You can find more information about my therapeutic approach and about me underneath. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can write me any time by e-mail or you can call me during office hours on 023-2052657. Please leave your name and number if I am unable to pick up.
Update September 18th: there is currently a waiting list; therefore, it is generally not possible to make a first appointment within 5 months. I only work after office hours on Mondays, so the waiting time for those specific hours can be even longer.
My therapeutic approach
In our first appointment I will let you tell me your story and give you an idea of the things we can work on and how. We can then set a next appointment, or several, whatever you feel comfortable with.
I work from a humanistic perspective, not from the medical 'diagnosis-protocol' perspective. I am licensed to give a diagnosis and I know the protocols, but at heart I believe every person is unique. Even though we can experience the same emotions as others and we can suffer comparable complaints, we all have our unique background, set of beliefs and strengths. So I look at the person, not at the diagnosis, to match my approach and set goals together.
I also work from a holistic perspective. This means I believe body and mind (and soul) are inseperable. To me it is important to involve the body and subconscious in therapy, instead of the (conscious) mind alone. Allthough I make use of well known, empirically supported cognitive behavioral exercises, I also use Mindfulness and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) exercises to involve the body and make therapy a more personal and deepening experience. These approaches all combine nicely to match the newly widespread Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) model (explained on Wikipedia).
The last 3 years I have studied 'therapeutic drawing', so, if it appeals to you, I can also give you creative assignments to help you uncover your subconscious and develop new perspectives and possibilities. Besides these therapeutic approaches I use my heart, sensitivity and intuition to connect with you and help you find your way through whichever hardship you are dealing with.
You are always welcome
In case you have any questions or would like like to make an appointment, please contact me by sending me a message through this website
or by reaching out through email or telephone. I hope to hear from you soon.