ACCESS NL > What we do > Supportive networks
While the majority of our work, and service to the community, is made possible by the skills, time, talent and contributions of many volunteers, we are further supported by two essential networks of professionals.
Our Counselling Services Network – which was at the heart of our origins – is made up of licensed professionals – psychologists, mental health counsellors, and social workers from a variety of different cultural backgrounds – with practices all over the Netherlands. It is a self-regulating network coordinated by an ACCESS Focal Point. All counsellors have a minimum Masters level degree with at least two years supervised work experience.
Our Training Network on the other hand is a diverse group of professionals, working in and offering a wide variety of support – offering courses aimed at providing opportunities for personal growth; supporting the development of ‘community’; learning something new; preparing for a new direction; cultural adaption; as well as pregnancy and childbirth. Trainers who work with ACCESS are vetted for their relevancy to the international community.