GZ-Psychologist Sylvana Koene

My name is Sylvana Koene, BIG-registered GZ-psychologist. My work is valuable to me, because it gives me satisfaction to contribute to someone’s well-being, in a modest way.

Life beliefs
At a young age I already knew I wanted to be a psychologist. I was always interested in various life beliefs. I became fascinated by different forms of Buddhism, meditation and the work of Byron Katie, for example. And also by Louise Hay, Brandon Bays and Almaas with his Diamond Approach. This affects the way I work. I discovered therapeutic ways of working such as ACT and mindfulness. In my work I also use techniques from cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, voice dialogue, psychodrama and body-oriented forms of therapy.

Understood and heard
I like the motto ‘practice what you preach’ and work continuously on my own themes, personal and professional growth. Very often people tell me that during our conversations they feel understood and heard and that this gives them a good feeling. I listen with warm interest, without judging. I’m honest, open and straightforward in a tactful way. Often I hear that people find it pleasant that there’ s also place for humour during our conversations. Personal development and growth are important and I see ‘problems and complaints’ as opportunities to learn more from yourself and others. At the same time, I’d like to use practical solutions where possible and I do not want to make the problem bigger than it is.

You can contact me with a wide variety of complaints / problems, such as:

  • Mood swings
  • Stress and burnout
  • Mourning and loss
  • Trauma processing
  • Psychosomatic complaints
  • Anxiety complaints
  • Worry
  • Mild addictions
  • Phobias
  • Work related problems
  • Sense questions
  • Tired behavior patterns that get in your way
  • Personal development/growth
  • Relationship problems
  • SOLK*

*Somatically insufficiently stated physical complaints. There is SOLK if physical complaints last longer than a few weeks and if adequate medical examination has not found a condition that explains the symptoms adequately.

Privacy
The General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) will apply as of 25 May 2018. This means that from that date onwards, the same privacy legislation applies throughout the European Union (EU). The Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) then no longer applies.
Here you will find my personal, under the name Psychologenpraktijk Koene, NVGZP Model Privacy Statement for independently established GZ psychologists, clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists.

As of January 1, 2017 all providers of ‘medical mental health care’ (GGZ), ie generalist basic mental healthcare and specialized mental health care within the Health Insurance Act, are obliged to make a quality statute public. See here the approved status of Sylvana.

English-speaking clients can also contact me. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us via the contact form or on tel. 06 – 81 83 56 81.