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Meet the Counsellors

The ACCESS Counselling Network, made up of the Counsellors listed below are at the heart of ACCESS. Every month two are on-call to receive your call for assistance, and will refer you to the most appropriate support you need. You can view their profiles below, and get in touch, or find out who is on-call, or contact them via this link.

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Practice Location: The Hague

Nationality: German

Language skills: German and English

Insurance: International Insurance only

NIP: yes

BIG: n/a

ACCESS start date: October 2020

Qualification

M.A. Counselling Psychology (US), Psycholoog NIP, Supervisor ICEEF (Canada), EFT (Germany)

Practice Description

I offer psychotherapy for individual and couples. My approach is person-centered, existential humanistic and experiential. I am a certified Emotional Focused Therapist for individuals and couples. On top of that I followed mindfulness trainings, which I integrate into my sessions. I see my role of your therapist as a process consultant- as someone who walks with my clients through their painful experience and together, we explore new ways of dealing with their own experiences. An emotional coherent sense of self helps you face the challenges of life with more energy. It is our goal to get your emotional balance back (as a couple or an individual) and above all and make more room for you to learn and grow.

My website: www.Balanceforyourlife.nl

Practice Location(s): Rotterdam and Schoonhoven

Nationality: British/Scottish

Language skills: English

Insurance: n/a

NIP: n/a

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: March 2015

Qualifications

M.A. Counselling; B.Sc. Psychology; Post Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytical Observational Studies, Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy; Licensed Counselling Psychologist (DHA, UAE).

Practice Description

Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, couples, teenagers and families. My approach is integrative and client-centred incorporating psychodynamic, psychoanalytical and cognitive behavioural therapies based on the individual needs of clients. Living and practicing abroad for 17 years in Singapore, Bombay and Dubai, I have extensive international clinical experience with a broad range of clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I work with adults, couples, teenagers and families. Some of the areas in which I can help in are depression, anxiety, mood disturbance, grief and loss, change and adjustment issues, marital and relationship problems, family issues, and stress and anger management.

My website: www.annkuis.com

Practice Location: Breda

Nationality: British

Language skills: English

Insurance: Balens Insurance

NIP: –

BIG: –

ACCESS start date: September 2020

Qualifications

MSc Applied Social Learning Theory and Counselling, Registered Learning Disability Nurse, Accredited CBT Therapist (UK and Netherlands), Emdr Trainer and Consultant

Practice Description

I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer, Consultant and CBT Therapist. I am also a mother, wife and animal lover who loves life and nature. Initially from England I now reside in The Netherlands.
My therapy and teaching style has been described as warm, natural, human, embracing, creative, adaptive and promoting safety and acceptance. I believe the therapeutic relationship is imperative to our work and where possible a dose of laughter can be helpful. I am accredited as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with the BABCP (UK) and VGCT (Netherlands), EMDR Europe Approved Trainer and Consultant and provide therapy, counselling and supervision. Additionally, I enjoy working with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) practices.
I believe it is important for people to understand their experiences, thoughts, emotions and behaviours. I work collaboratively with clients to meet their goals for therapy. I offer a non- shaming and curious approach to exploring these areas. I have worked hard to develop not only my practice but support other services and therapists in providing high quality formulation driven therapy. I have worked within National Health Service, Private Companies and as an individual Practitioner.
I have a particular interest in working with people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and their families. I work with adults and older children. I have provided a number of presentations on adapting therapy approaches for this client group. I have presented at EMDR National and Regional conferences on adapting EMDR Therapy with individuals with ASC. I continue to provide clinical supervision for an extensive range of staff and services.

My website: http://www.caroline@synthesatherapy.nl

 

Practice Location(s): The Hague

Nationality: British

Language skills: English and French

Insurance: International only

NIP: yes

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: December 2007

Qualifications

MSc Psychotherapist ECP, UK and European Registered Psychotherapist; UKCP, BACP, EAP (Holder of European Certificate of Psychotherapy), BPS, NAP, NGVH.

Practice Description

General psychotherapy practice for adults and one-to-one. Integrative approach using Person-Centred, Psychochoanalytic, Cognitive-Behavioural and Transactional Analysis concepts, depending on what works for the client. Experience includes 20 years of private practice, case manager for an Employee Assistance Programme, Psychological assessment of London Police Officers, Supervision of counsellors, psychotherapists and coaches, Primary tutor on BSc Counselling course, Lecturer on MA Counselling at Webster university in Leiden, organisational training delivery in stress management, trauma awareness, Leadership and Performance Management. EMDR-trained. Specialities/Interests: Depression, stress, anxiety, work-related issues, expat issues, relationships, personal and spiritual development and transition, menopause and ageing, trauma and PTSD, identity issues, sexuality, performance and executive coaching.

My website: www.psychologies-unlimited.com

Practice Location(s): The Hague, Online

Nationality: Italian

Language skills: English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian

Insurance: International and Dutch (NFG, Nederlandse Federatie Gezondheidszorg)

NIP: yes

Other memberships: Nederlandse Federatie Gezondheidszorg (NFG), British Psychological Society (MBPsS), EMDR Centrum Nederland, International Society Schematherapy (ISST)

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: November 2016

Qualifications

MSc Clinical Psychology (Leiden); Post Graduate Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (RINO Holland); Voice Dialogue; EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) I & II; Schematherapy, I & II (ISST).

Practice Description

In my past I have lived in different countries, including France, Italy, Libya, Argentina and Monte Carlo. The different experiences and cultures have shaped me as an individual and have given me a broader perspective on life and on the challenges that everyone can face in their lives. I also learned the importance of cultural context.
As a psychologist, I have an eclectic approach: I use different techniques or methodologies, always tailored to suit the individual and their needs. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Voice Dialogue techniques and EMDR in case of trauma treatment.
I speak fluently Dutch, English, Spanish and Italian, and work with locals as well as with expats.
I offer support in a number of areas, including mood and anxiety disorders, stress and burnout, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, adjustment problems. My specialties/ expertise include trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality problems, couple counselling and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
My Website: www.mijnpsyche.nl

Practice Location: Online, The Hague & Amsterdam

Nationality: British, Dutch, German

Languages used for counseling work: English

Insurance: International and Dutch (NFG, Nederlandse Federatie Gezondheidszorg)

NIP: Yes (Reg no. 233753)

Other memberships: NIP K&J, NFG: 9412 (Nederlandse Federatie Gezondheidszorg), SKJ: 233753 (Kwaliteits Registeur Jeugd),VGCT: 309974 (CBT-Therapeut i.o), BPF (British Psychotherapy Foundation)

BIG: NA

ACCESS start date: January 2022

Qualifications:

MSc Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, University College London/The Anna Freud Centre

MA (Hons) Psychology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Clinical trainings:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (VGCT)

Schema Therapy (Basic & Advanced) (VGCT/ISST)

Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders

EMDR

MBT (Mentalization based treatment)

Drama Therapy

Diagnostics Assessments:

DIVA 5 & YOUNG (Diagnostics for AD(H)D).

SCID – II & 5 P (Diagnostics Assessment for Personality Disorders).

NIDA (Diagnostics for Autistic Spectrum Disorders).

Currently undertaking: Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Practice, University of Exeter.

Practice Description:

Having a mixture of nationalities, being British, Dutch and German along with having lived in both the Netherlands and the UK, my international upbringing has enabled me to gain a deep insight into the challenges that expats face. It has also provided me with a profound awareness of different cultures and values. I am specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and EMDR and use a holistic approach to ensure that my treatments can be tailored to each individual’s needs and be as effective as possible.

I have several years of experience in working with a variety of complaints, some include: AD(H)D, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders (GAD, Specific Phobias, OCD and Social Anxiety), Cultural adjustment problems, Interpersonal difficulties, Relationship difficulties, Co-dependency issues, Self-esteem issues, Depression, Burn-out and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I provide private psychotherapy and coaching in English to children, adolescents and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds. In addition to psychological treatments I also offer diagnostic assessments.

Contact info/website:

https://www.therapynow.nl/danielle-hollreiser

Practice Location: Amsterdam and Online

Nationality: Irish

Language skills: English 

Insurance: n/a

NIP: 233248

BIG: n/a

ACCESS start date: October 2020

Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Canterbury Christ Church University, Post-graduate Certificate in Low-intensity Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions – University College London, Master of Science, Clinical Forensic Psychology Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London , Bachelor of Arts, Psychology University College Dublin

Practice Description

I am a UK trained clinical psychologist offering psychological therapy and support to English speakers in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. I have trained and worked in the field of mental health for 10 years. I provide a calm, safe and open space in which my clients and I explore their difficulties in the context of their experiences, identity and hopes for change. I support people, through psychological formulation, to develop an understanding of their difficulties, what may be maintaining them and where appropriate, strategies or techniques which can help. I understand that some people may not fully know what they want or need help with, and that’s ok, figuring that out is often part of the process of therapy.

My website: www.eirepsychology.com

Practice Location: Nieuwegracht 29, 3512 LD Utrecht

Nationality: British

Languages used for counseling work: English

Insurance: Please check with your health insurance provider

NIP: 233178

BIG: N/A

ACCESS start date: 27/04/2021

Qualifications:

BSc. Medical Neuroscience, MSc. Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience w/ specialization in Neuropsychology. Clinical Trainings: Cognitive-Behavioural Thearpy (CBT) / (Schema Therapy (ST) / Mentalization-based Treatment (MBT). Current training: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider (July, 2021 – May, 2022)

Practice Description:

I am a native English-speaking psychologist based in Utrecht / Amsterdam. I am a registered psychologist in The Netherlands and a member of the Netherlands Institute of Psychologists (NIP) working with individuals with psychological complaints and difficult personal circumstances. 

Within my work I utilize a holistic approach to treatment, taking into account each individual’s life circumstances and goals for treatment.  

Overall, I bring an empathic, collaborative, non-judgemental approach to my work and I am highly committed to helping my clients overcome challenges and begin to heal from psychological distress.

I work with adults from the international community with a wide range of clinical disorders (depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction), as well as insight-oriented therapy for personality disorders. Additionally, I am also providing psychoeducation and treatment for addiction in order to support relapse prevention.

Practice Location(s): On various locations for 1 and 2 day programs, in Culemborg for standard sessions

Nationality: Dutch

Language skills: English & Dutch

Insurance: not for fast-track programs

NIP: 211527

BIG: 59922106016

ACCESS Start date: June 2018

Qualifications

Postgraduate degree in (integrative) Psychotherapy (BIG registered). MSc degree in Psychology (clinical). 4-year Postmaster degree in Family and Couples Therapy (NVRG registered). Trained and experienced in Trauma therapy (EMDR level I and II). Schema-focussed trained and certified. ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) trainer and therapist, MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy) trainer and therapist. Over 15+ years of experience in international settings.

Practice Description

Psychological and coaching practice providing fast-track programs (1 and 2 day intensives) as well as regular consultations and therapy for internationals. Treatments are focused on people struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, depression, low self-esteem, repeating (negative) patterns and existential issues. I apply an integrative approach, based on the specific needs of the client. The fast-track programs are known to be effective and in high demand. It saves an average of 5 months of regular therapy sessions. I work with adult clients; individuals, couples and also families. The past 3 years, I have specialised in working with couples; I am known for a no-nonse approach and used to working with challenging personalities. For more details visit the website :- www.timeforeachother.com

Practice Location: Online, The Hague, Amsterdam

Nationality: Polish

Language skills: Polish & English

Insurance: international (Cigna etc.)

NIP:

BIG:

ACCESS start date: November 2019

Qualifications

MA in Social Sciences, Certificate in Negotiations, 4 year post University degree in Psychotherapy and Counseling (individual & group), European Certificate of
Psychotherapy (awarded by European Association of Psychotherapy), Nederlandse Associatie voor Psychotherapie, VMPSY, NVECP

Practice Description

I have over 12 years of experience in working with patients in individual and group setting. I also worked in psychiatric hospitals for 4 years. Before coming to the
Netherlands, I had lived and worked in Poland, the US, and the Middle East -experiencing myself the ups and downs of the expat life.

In my practice, I provide long and short-term psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychoeducation, parental coaching, workshops, and trainings. Modalities I’m trained at, and I use with clients are: Psychodynamic, DBT, MBT, EMDR, Intensive Trauma Treatment, and Mindfulness-Based Approach. Some of the areas I can help with are: personality disorders, trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, anger issues, personal growth.
Many of my clients are expats dealing with adjustment and/or relationship issues.

Practice Location: Den Haag

Nationality: Dutch/Bolivian

Languages used for counseling work: English, Spanish, Dutch and French

Insurance: n/a

NIP: Yes (237759)

BIG: n/a

ACCESS start date: August 2022

Qualifications:

MSc in Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and Specialization in Systemic therapy.

Practice Description:

Professional experience as counselor, psychologist and therapist for more than 20 years and 15 as an expat in different countries. Helping the expat community: adults, families and couples to face and process a difficult time in their life (depression, trauma, mourning, big changes in life, among others) with roots on the current situation or in the past.

Notable expertise in relational therapy with cross-cultural couples, in work related problematic (burnout, bullying) and in stress management. Helping the client to be successful in keeping a balanced life under work and private challenging conditions.

The process starts with a tailored treatment for the client. It will put into practice various approaches such as psychodynamic psychology, gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and systemic therapy. Versatile tools like narrative, art, drama and EMDR puts the client in movement to work on their own process of becoming stronger and skilled for a self management successful life.

Contact info/website: website pending

Practice Location: Nederhorst den Berg (The Riverside Practice), Amsterdam, Hilversum (Coachhuis)

Nationality: Dutch/English

Languages skills: Fluent English, Swedish, Dutch

Insurance: Dutch health insurance under complementary packages ‘psychosocial therapie, BUPA and Cigna on a case by case basis.

NIP:234223

BIG: N/A

ACCESS start date: February 2021

Qualifications

Registered with Dutch Healthcare Federation NFG and the RBCZ. , MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, University of East London, 2008 (Nuffic equivalence master psychologie) , Psychosynthesis Diploma in Counselling, PsA 2004, Diploma in groupwork, PsA 2002, Counselling Diploma, Central School of Counselling and Therapy, 1997

Practice Description

Almost 25 years of helping people find their way again

Everyone loses their way. And although global nomads are great at navigating the world around them, they can get truly lost in their inner world. Whether your foreign adventure was initiated by you, your parents, or a partner, the ordinary ups and downs of life are framed differently for an international adventurer such as you.

Loss, illness, and relational challenges receive an added layer of pain, especially when you get hooked into the trap of ‘positive stinking’ to make this foreign adventure work. Slowly but surely your outer compass becomes skewed. My active listening skills help you to discover why and when you stopped plotting your own true course.

It’s my job to show you that the inner adventure supports the outer. As a fellow globetrotter and international counsellor, it’s been my privilege to help clients reconnect with their inner compass all over the globe. To help them to optimize their foreign experience and meet their new world with far greater confidence and resilience. No matter what life brings, you can have the resilience and the confidence to navigate by your own inner compass, curious instead of afraid about where it might take you.

Practice Location: Amsterdam and Online

Nationality: Greek

Language skills: English, Dutch, Greek

Insurance: n/a

NIP: Yes (215803)

BIG: n/a

ACCESS start date: September 2020

Qualifications

MSc in Clinical Psychology, NIP Psychologist, Member of VGCT and NVRG, SKJ registered.

Practice Description

I am a psychologist with international background and professional registrations in Belgium and Greece. My way of working is eclectic and goal oriented. Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Systemic Therapy.

I offer services to individuals (adults and young people) and systems (couples and families). Issues I can help with are anxiety and OCD, phobias, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, grief, self-esteem, work-related problems, relationships.

CBT-based group interventions also offered:

Guided self-help group for parents with children with anxiety (ages 5-12)

Psychoeducational CBT skills group for anyone interested (adults)

My website: www.innerAssist.com

Name (with credentials): Nuria Maldonado Bellido, MSc.

Practice Locations: Utrecht (physically) and Worldwide (online).

Nationality: Spanish

Language skills: English and Spanish

Insurance: International & Dutch. Please contact your insurance company to know what may be covered.

NIP: Yes (#225619)

BIG: N/A

ACCESS Start date: November 2018

Qualifications: MSc. Psychology, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapist.

Practice Description

Licensed Health Psychologist trained in Humanistic and Cognitive Psychotherapy approaches, for individual therapy and couples counseling.
At my firm (Psychology within Reach), I apply my experience with anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, fear, panic and other forms of psychological suffering to offer support and guidance throughout all kind of painful paths, including but not limited to social/relational difficulties, burn-out processes, identity acceptance, migratory grief and copying with loss.
Being a Spanish woman living in The Netherlands gives me first-hand experience with difficulties my clients also live through. Moreover, working and training worldwide has also brought me into contact with many other cultures and life experiences.
This process of readjusting to new environments and cultures, even when it helps us grow and it might have been chosen, requires sacrificing part if not most of our support system, therefore it is not free of pain and it becomes a stressor to add to any life challenge (parenting, loss, career changes…). I work with my clients to recover their sense of ‘home’ by building a new ‘ground’ to support them.
More on my website: https://psicologiaalalcance.com/  (English and Spanish)

Practice Location(s): The Hague and Worldwide (Online)

Nationality: Dutch and Israeli

Language skills: Hebrew, English, Dutch and Spanish (Spanish: medium+ level)

Insurance:  International

NIP: yes

BIG: Renewal Process

ACCESS Start date: March 2019

Qualifications: GZ psycholoog BIG (currently BIG not yet valid); Doctorandus (MA) Clinical and Health Psychology, Psychologist in the primary health care.

Practice Description

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, and a mix of Narrative therapy, Counselling/Coaching (life choices). I treat practically all issues forthcoming in the primary health care, such as anxiety (all forms), depression, out-of-balance/stress/burn-out/work/study related problems, assertivity issues, communication problems, self esteem issues, (mild) trauma’s, (re)adjustment, berievement, life-transition/choices/midlife-crisis. Usually in individual setting; sometimes (mild) relationship problems (not a relationship counselor). Ages 16 and older. Much experience with students.

My website: http://www.praktijktoff.nl/

Practice Location(s): The Hague

Nationality: German & Spanish

Language skills: English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Catalan (basic), Portuguese (basic)

Insurance: International

NIP: no

Other Memberships: SKJ (child psychologist nr 130002039), LVVP, VVCEPC

BIG:  39929018116

ACCESS Start date: November 2017

Qualifications

Postgraduate trainee in Integrative Psychotherapy (University of Antwerp) trained in client-centered therapy, CBT, psychoanalysis and system therapy.
MSc in Child & Adolescent Psychology (Leiden University).
BA majoring in Psychology and Philosophy (University College Roosevelt). EMDR certificate to treat trauma.

Practice Description

Psychological practice providing consultations and therapy for expat children, teenagers and young adults in The Hague. Treatments are focused on people struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, self-harm, cultural adjustment, ADHD, low self-esteem, bullying at school, adoption, and existential issues. I apply an integrative approach of client-centered, cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused and psychodynamic therapy, based on the specific needs of the client.

Next to treatments I provide basic diagnostics such as IQ tests and academic achievement tests for both children and adults.

I am fluent in English, German, Spanish and Dutch, whilst being proficient in Catalan and Portuguese.

Website: www.mendingmind.com     

Practice Location: Amsterdam

Nationality: American

Language skills: English and Spanish

Insurance: International

NIP: Yes

BIG: N/A

Qualifications

PhD in Clinical Psychology and MA in Psychology (Long Island University, Brooklyn); Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inpatient Psychology (Northwell Health); Clinical Internship (NYU School of Medicine- Bellevue); BA in Psychology (Tufts University); IDW (International Diploma Evaluation) as Scientific Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Practice Description

I am an American-trained Clinical Psychologist from New York, practicing general psychology in Amsterdam. I have a private practice where I provide therapy to adults, older adolescents, and to students studying abroad. I treat individuals, groups, and couples, in English or Spanish.

For the past nine years I have provided psychotherapy to diverse individuals, families, and groups from around the world. I have worked in multiple hospitals and community mental health centers, a college counseling center, and a psychoanalytic institute. My professional experiences also include supervising doctoral students, conducting psychological assessments, instructing undergraduate courses, and conducting research.

My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, dynamic, and flexible. I tailor our sessions to fit your specific situation and needs. People often come to me because they are feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, or because they are struggling with work stress, relationship problems, concentration difficulties, or issues related to past trauma. Others are drawn by the desire to change recurring negative patterns, achieve personal goals, or find a greater sense of purpose in their lives.

My website: https://www.therapyforexpats.org/

 

Practice locations: The Hague, Sykype

Nationality: Israeli

Languages: English and Hebrew

Insurance: Yes

NIP: N/A

BIG: N/A

ACCESS start date: June, 2018

Qualifications

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical, PsyD, California, USA

Master in Art Psychotherapy MA, AT, AThR.

Practice Description

Private Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy clinic in The Hague. Specialized in adults, couples and families in relocation, expatriation and repatriation, dealing with related challenges; stress, depression, anxiety, their effect on relationships and family members, shift of roles and challenges to adopt, changes of identity and personal growth.
I have been working since 1998 in the Netherlands, Singapore, India and Israel, with a wide variety of clients. Diagnosis and treating a variety of conditions including: ADHD; Asperger’s; Autism; emotional difficulties; depression and behavioral problems; addictions; eating disorders; self-harm, divorce and more. Experienced in working with interdisciplinary treatment teams.
Member of the Federatie Vaktherapeutische Professions (FVP), Netherlands, Art Therapy Association Singapore (ATAS) and Australia and New Zealand Art Therapy Association (ANZATA).
Supervision available for Art Therapist MA AT.
Workshops; relocation and repatriation, self-growth and more.
Working by appointment at my clinic in Den Haag and via online video sessions.

Practice Location(s): Amsterdam, Zaanstreek & Online

Nationality: British

Language skills: English and Dutch

Insurance: International

NIP: yes

BIG: no

ACCESS Start date: July 2014

Qualifications

BSc Psychology/Criminology (English language), BSc Psychology (specialism Clinical Psychology) (Dutch Language), MSc Psychology (English language), MSc Clinical Psychology (Dutch Language), Cognitive
Behavioural Therapist (in training), Running Therapist

Practice Description

I have been living in the Netherlands since 2000. My theoretical training to become a professional psychologist has been completed over studies followed in both the UK and the Netherlands.
All my practical experience has been gained in the Netherlands. I am a member of the Dutch association of Psychologists, the NIP, and have been granted use of the title PSYCHOLOOG NIP in recognition of my study and experience to date.

Since starting my clinical placement in June 2010 I have been continuously active working in the second line, ambulant Dutch Mental Healthcare system treating both Dutch and English speaking clients. Prior to and during my studies I was also a volunteer in a Mental Healthcare facility in Amsterdam. I developed my practice Inter-Active Therapy to be an innovative approach to psychological therapy making use of face to face contact in the outdoors and modern internet therapy forms, allowing easy accessibility to information regarding the course of the therapy while taking it outside of the traditional therapist’s office setting. Not having a fixed practice location means I can help my clients wherever they live in North Holland. Walking therapy is, as you would expect, therapy outside in a surrounding of the clients choice. It promotes positive behavioural change in a less confrontational setting. Internet therapy is carried out predominantly over Skype but can also include e-mail, online workshops and smartphone applications.

All clients are given access to a private online portal which is customised to give them information about the therapy they are following, and the steps that they have been taking. In 2014 I successfully completed a training to be a running therapist. This form of therapy incorporates a structured use of slow to moderate paced distance running to promote the natural production of feel good hormones in the brain, improving numerous psychological issues and individual self esteem, alongside the expected physical improvements.

Practice Location(s): Rijswijk and Monster (near The Hague, Voorburg and Delft)

Nationality: Dutch

Language skills: English, German, Dutch and Hebrew

Insurance: DSW, VAN BREDA, BUPA

NIP: yes

BIG: yes

ACCESS Start date: April 1996

Qualifications

Doctorandus Clinical Psychology, MS Counselling Psychology (cum laude), Eerstelijn Consulten.

Practice Description

General psychotherapy practice for individuals and couples. Cognitive-Behavioural, Client-centered and psychodynamic approach. EMDR, Trauma Treatment, Solution Oriented Therapy, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction Programme.

My Website: www.sylviasilberg.com