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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(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(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): Amsterdam

Nationality: American

Language skills: English and Dutch

Insurance: A referral from the family doctor will be needed if using Dutch insurance. The client will be billed by the insurance company for the yearly deductable (eigen risico)

NIP: no (LVVP Yes)

BIG:yes

ACCESS Start date: May 1993

Qualifications

PsyD, Psychotherapeut BIG, GZ-Psycholoog BIG.

Practice Description

General psychology/psychotherapy practice. I can help adults both with a without insurance. I can also support  adolescents, children but this is no longer covered via Dutch insurance. Couples therapy is also possible but is usually not covered by Dutch insurance. I offer supportive structuring therapy, interpersonal therapy, EMDR, Jungian analytic sandplay therapy and (online) cognitive behavioral therapy, with specialized training in the treatment of trauma, addictions, cancer patients and their families. I offer a sliding fee scale for clients without Dutch insurance.

 

My Website: www.psychotherapyclaireboers-stoll.nl

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: NFG, British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: November 2016

Qualifications

MSc Clinical Psychology (Leiden); Voice Dialogue; Voice Dialogue; EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing); Post Graduate Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (RINO Holland).

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, couple counselling and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
My Website: www.mijnpsyche.nl

Practice Location(s): The Hague, Online

Nationality: Italian

Language skills: Italian, Spanish and English (C1), good use of Albanian

Insurance: n/a

NIP: submitted application

BIG: submitted application

ACCESS Start date: December 2016

Qualifications

Clinical Psychologist and certified Psychotherapist (applied for registration with the Ministry of Health), individual member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP); PhD in Psychoanalytical Studies (University of Essex).

Practice Description

As an analytical psychologist I have been providing psycho-dynamically oriented counseling and clinical support to individuals, couples and families facing challenging moments in their lives.

I choose to live abroad primarily for family reasons and I changed several houses. So, I learned to become my own home. After moving to Kosovo, a post-conflict country, I worked in a large international organization aiming to enhance the protection and the promotion of human rights, in particular for minorities and vulnerable groups.

This professional experience gave me a great opportunity to understand the huge impact that the collective dimension has on the psychological and social sphere of both individuals and groups.

As a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist I provide short and long-term psychological support to expatriated persons, as well as individuals committed to international development and humanitarian work, both civilians or employed in police and military services. In particular, I can provide psychological support at distance to those persons being deployed in (potentially) hostile environments, who have experience several chronic and/or traumatic stressors and need to find an empathic space to be listened.

My Website: www.theargonaut.org

Practice Location(s): The Hague

Nationality: Canadian

Language skills: English & Dutch

Insurance: International & Dutch as an ‘alternative provider’

NIP: n/a

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: July 2017

Qualifications

MA Counselling, RBCZ certified counselor, Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy, training in parent-child reflective functioning at the Yale Child Study Center, and specialized training in managing self-harm.

Practice Description

I work with adult clients; individuals and couples. I have extensive experience working within the expat community and am very familiar with the various international, legal and research organisations in The Hague and surroundings.

I specialize in working with (cross-cultural) couples struggling with conflict, infidelity, depression/anxiety/stress, parenting, and sexuality. I help couples rebuild their relationships when they have become emotionally disconnected over time or due to an affair.

In individual counselling I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, eating issues, depression, stress, burnout or relationship problems.

I have lived as an expat for over 25 years and am familiar with the demands of professional expat life and its impact on emotional well-being.

Website:

Practice Location(s): The Hague

Nationality: American

Language skills: English

Insurance: International

NIP: no

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: February 2008

Qualifications

LCSW, CEAP, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York State, Certified Employee Assistance Professional

Practice Description

General psychotherapy practice with individual adults and couples. Specialisations in workplace-related issues, professional coaching, relocation and adjustment, relationships, problems of sexual minorities, coping with chronic illness, and bereavement. Eclectic psychoanalytic/psychodynamic/experiential approach. Daytime and some evening hours.

My website : www.garyfishbein.com

Practice Location(s): Rotterdam and Delft

Nationality: Polish

Language skills: English, Polish, Dutch

Insurance: Dutch and international

NIP: no

BIG: yes

ACCESS Start date: October 2014

Qualifications

PhD (Psychoanalytic Studies); MSc (Psychology); BIG-registration (GZ-psycholoog)

Practice Description

Practice Description: Psychological practice focused on providing effective psychological counseling for adults struggling with anxiety, depression, social isolation, adjustment issues (culture shock), stress related problems and other psychological difficulties. My approach is based on a combination of cognitive-behavioural approach, coaching and psychoanalytic insight adapted to individual needs of a particular client. Counseling is focused on looking into and working through current difficulties and restoring a client’s sense of mastery over her/his life.

My website: www.poradnia.nl

Practice Location(s): The Hague (Statenkwartier)

Nationality: American, Dutch and British

Language skills: American (English) and Dutch

Insurance: International & Dutch as an ‘alternative provider’

NIP: yes

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: November 2011

Qualifications

Counselling Psychologist (MA) & American Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

Practice Description

Psychotherapy for adults, late adolescents (17+) and couples. My approach is client-centred and integrative, and I tend to cater it to the needs of the client and presenting problems. Topics of specialisation include relocation and adjustment issues/crisis; women’s issues and life stages; depression; family and parenting issues; cross-cultural couple issues; adoption and families considering adoption; spiritual deepening.

My Website: http://jenniferglaese.net

Practice Location(s): The Hague

Nationality: American and Dutch

Language skills: English and Dutch

Insurance: As of 2014 the Dutch governmental policy for health insurance excludes couples therapy as well as sex therapy from reimbursement. Some of the insurance companies  will insure this area through the additional insurance. (consult your own insurance company to ask if this therapy will be reimbursed by the additional insurance.) International insurance have their own policies concerning relationship and sex therapy. Please consult your policy to know what may be covered.

NIP: yes

BIG: yes

ACCESS Start date: January 2014

Qualifications

Health Psychologist (registered with the Ministry of Health), registered Sexologist (Dutch Federation for Sexology; NVVS); Clinical and Health Psychologist MA: (University of Leiden).

Practice Description

As a Sexologist and GZ Psychologist I specialise in working with couples and individuals with issues around intimacy and sexuality. I also work with people with chronic illness and physical limitations, dealing with relational and sexual difficulties as well as problems adapting to the changed situation. I’ve been working as a Sex Therapist since 1990. Next to my practice I work in a physical rehabilitation centre, counselling people with MS, spinal chord injury, acquired brain injury and other serious physical problems.  I am couple and client-centered orientated and work closely with clients to develop a therapeutic approach that fits their needs. I work systemically and approach relationship and sexual difficulties using a bio-psycho-social model. I am inspired by the work of Dr. David Schnarch, Relationship and Sex Therapist working in the U.S. Examples of issues that people approach me for are: disparate desires around sex, sexual boredom, low desire for sex, sexual dysfunctions, difficulties in communicating around intimate and sexual issues and questions about sexual identity etc. I work with hetero homo and bisexual clients.

My Website:  www.jlbender.nl

Practice Location(s): Amsterdam (Buitenveldert)

Nationality: American and Dutch

Language skills: American (English) and Dutch

Insurance: Intetnational & Dutch as an ‘alternative provider’

NIP: yes

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: August 2015

Qualifications

MA Counseling & BA Psychology, RBCZ certified counselor, additional training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and EMDR trauma therapy.

Practice Description

As a mental health counselor, I provide individual and couples therapy and specialize in working with:

-Couples/individuals transitioning into parenthood who face issues related to fertility, pregnancy, birth (trauma) or postpartum adjustment;

-(Cross-cultural) couples facing issues related to conflict management, infidelity, depression/anxiety/stress, parenting, sexuality;

-Parents who feel overwhelmed by parenthood or who are seeking parenting support;

-Other common stressors during early and middle adulthood, such as: depressive and anxious thoughts, stress, communication problems, sleep or concentration issues, loss and burnout.

My Website: http://www.balanceyou.net/en/

Practice Location(s): Loosdrecht, Amsterdam

Nationality: German

Language skills: English, German, Dutch and basic French

Insurance:

NIP: yes

BIG: yes

ACCESS Start date: September 2016

Qualifications

Clinical psychologist (Leiden University) and integrative Gestalt and body psychotherapist (EAG/FPI, Germany), registered SCM coach (Nijmegen university), registered career coach (CMI and ICCI) with a PHD on global nomads identity development, intercultural coaching and communication (Moving Experience 2012).

Practice Description

Having grown up as a global nomad in USA, France, Australia and Zimbabwe, I am intrigued by identity development and the search for meaning during the life span and cross cultural moves.

I have 20 plus years of experience working as a psychologist, psychotherapist and career coach with expats, global nomads and locals on a broad range of personal issues in Belgium, Singapore and The Netherlands. We can set up a time to meet to discuss your issues. For more information see:

My Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jutta-könig-51a3396

Email me : movingexperience@plant.nl

Practice Location(s): The Hague

Nationality: Slovak and Australian

Language skills: English, Slovak and Czech

Insurance: International

NIP: yes

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: February 2012

Qualifications

MA Psychology (Child & Family), Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, BA(Psychology/Psychophysiology), EFT (Emotional FreedomTechnique) practitioner, NIP (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen) registered.

Practice Description

Being born in Slovakia, and having experienced living in various countries including England, Australia, Italy and Netherlands lead me to establish a client base of mostly international people. I am honoured to provide support to these adolescents, adults and families living in The Hague and it’s surroundings. I am a licensed Psychologist and a NLP (neuro-linguistic programing) life coach who uses an eclectic approach in therapy. I tend to combine different techniques from various schools of psychology (including Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, EFT (Emotional Freedom technique), and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing of trauma) depending on a client’s need(s) and personality. My specialties and interests include positive psychology, integration challenges, depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, parenting skills, and stress management. One of my passions lies in creating various life coaching tools (e.g. books, motivational cards, and psycho-educational DvDs) which can be used as additional support outside of therapy.”

My Website: http://www.psychologistinthehague.com

Practice Location(s): Amsterdam

Nationality: Dutch and American

Language skills: English and Dutch, basic Spanish

Insurance: Accepted as an “out of network” provider

NIP: n/a

BIG: n/a

ACCESS Start date: January 1998

Qualifications

PhD Psychologist and American-licensed Clinical Social Worker (ACSW). Qualified step II Myers Briggs Type Inventory. Additional training in treatment of psychological trauma, Jungian psychology, Organisational dynamics, and 25 years practice experience in a wide variety of settings in USA, England and the Netherlands. Also lived in Bogota, Colombia.

Practice Description

Psychodynamic and Integrative counselling and coaching with individuals, couples, families and children. In addition to a general practice with issues of anxiety, adjustment, depression, burnout, work and family problems, I have particular interest and expertise in relationships; parenthood; complex cultural identity (e.g. being an expat, cross cultural relationships, issues of identity and belonging); complex sexuality (sexual orientation, non-mainstream sexual and relationship forms); and healing from emotional trauma and abuse. I also offer supervision of psychotherapy, assessment using the Myers Briggs, and other services.

My website: www.weille.com

Practice Location(s): Amsterdam & Online

Nationality: Slovenian

Language skills: English, Dutch, Slovene & Croatian

Insurance: Dutch & European Insurance Card

NIP: Psycholoog NIP

BIG: GZ-Psycholoog (Health Care Psychologist)

ACCESS Start date: December 2016

Qualifications

PhD Clinical Psychology, MA Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, MPhil Social and Developmental Psychology, BA Psychology

Practice Description

Holistic psychological counselling and psychotherapy for expats and international students, who struggle with issues such as as stress, burnout and life-work balance, cultural adjustment, family and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I also work with clients in search of personal growth and those who struggle with existential questions. Supervision is available for clinical psychology and counselling students. The sessions can be covered by Dutch or European health insurance.

Website:

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: no

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(s): Utrecht and Amsterdam

Nationality: American

Language skills: English and Dutch

Insurance: Dutch, American and International

NIP: n/a

BIG: registered

ACCESS Start date: January 1992

Qualifications

PhD. Psychology/GZ Psycholoog/ Licensed Psychologist, USA

Practice Description

Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic therapy, and eclectic approach. Short and long term individual therapy with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Crisis intervention and longer-term therapy for various problems in living, adjusting, and well being. Psychological evaluations/psycho-educational assessments for learning problems, ADHD, developmental disorders, psycho-social adjustment difficulties.

Website: http://dunnrobertk.wix.com/classic-layout

Practice Location(s): Amsterdam(Amstelveen) and Online

Nationality: American

Language skills: American (English)

Insurance: International insurance

NIP: no

BIG: no

ACCESS Start date: May 2015

Qualifications

LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Description

I have a Generalized psychology practice. I work with individuals, families, children, couples and groups.

For the last twelve years, I have provided counseling and therapeutic services to various age groups suffering from depression, grief, anxiety, adjustment issues, expat therapy, addiction, social difficulties, trauma, domestic violence, elder abuse, self esteem and relationship difficulties, sexuality issues, anger management, care giver stress, and burn out.

My approaches include CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
, Client Centered
, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
, Solution Focused Brief Therapy
, Narrative therapy, Anger Management
, Supportive Counseling
, and Coaching.

My Website: www.yourtherapistabroad.com

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

Practice Location(s): Amsterdam & Utrecht

Nationality: British and French

Language skills: English, French, Dutch

Insurance: International

NIP: yes

BIG: no

ACCESS Start date: January 2015

Qualifications

Psychology (Clinical and Organizational), Jungian Psychoanalyis (IAAP/NAAP), Coaching

Practice Description

Are you finding it hard to settle in your new country? Are you struggling to manage family and career? Is your relationship suffering from too much stress? Are you dissatisfied at work but unsure of your next step?

I am an experienced expat psychologist and career coach working with individual clients in Amsterdam, the Hague and Utrecht.

In my work, alongside regular therapeutic interventions, I use coaching tools and/or creativity, dream-work and mindfulness.

Daytime and some evening hours.

My Website: www.prins-goodman.nl