I grew up in Hamburg where I started my studies. Subsequently I continued my studies in the Netherlands at the HU, later the UvA and the RuG. For many years I have worked in (forensic) psychiatry with people with various problems, including personality disorders, psychotic vulnerability, autism spectrum disorders and addiction problems. Within this work and working with refugees, I came into contact with many different cultural backgrounds.
My starting point in the treatment is your situation and your complaints. Together with you I like to lay the puzzle to discover how you have become as you are now. I would like to help you to discover and strengthen your own forces, so that you (again) get a grip on yourself, your vulnerabilities and your qualities. I think it is important that you feel safe, accepted, heard and seen in our contact. At Empower I often work from schema therapy.
I am an orthopedagogue, schematictherapeutic worker and music therapist and I am registered with these professional associations:
– Association for Schematic therapists
– Dutch Association for Orthopedagogues (NVO)
– Stichting Register Expressive Therapists (SRVB)