After being brought up in the countryside in Friesland between the cows and chickens I studied in Groningen and Maastricht. I worked most of my career in the (forensic) clinical psychiatry with patients facing psychotic problems. In addition, I have worked as a psychotherapist for students and refugees. I gained experience with questions of identity, personality disorders, eating disorders and anxiety and mood disorders.
With great pleasure I am also active in clinical psychology postgraduate education as a teacher and supervisor.
I am trained as a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and cognitive behavioral therapist but also feel confident with Rogerian client centered psychotherapy. Sometimes I will use EMDR when appropriate.
I love to work for Empower and enjoy the challenge of empowering you.
I like to support you in a way that suits your needs.
Listen to you, patience, peace and ‘directive as necessary “are core values for me.
Some humor can help somtimes to make problems a little less heavy, when suiteble I like to use it!