Raised in a warm family, I was early given the opportunity to develop myself. Of course I have known difficult times like everyone else, but due to my solid network it never stopped me for a minute.
Empathy was with me from very early on. I remember that at a very young age I always sympathized with the people around me and this could also affect me strongly. Nowadays we call this HSP (Highly Sensitive Person). Luckily I learned to handle this very well and I also learned to use my great empathic ability in the right way. This comes in handy in my profession.
My great strength is attuning to the one sitting in front of me. I have always been very easy to attune to the many different types of people with whom I came into contact. People and their great diversity have always interested me.
After my study as a creative therapist, I came into contact with EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy) and fell in love with the method and the target group. Love can be mysterious and elusive. Through EFT I can help people to connect with each other and with themselves again. I think that is a beautiful process! The process is sometimes heavy, but I do not give up easily. Clients can expect me to work honestly, directly and carefully, and I will be their companion in the process they go through together in search of connection.
Many people expect from a creative therapy that the therapy is floaty and vague. This is not at all the case in the therapy I give. I work a lot with verbal interventions and creative work forms a support. I like it when I can check with the person sitting in front of me if we understand each other and if you feel comfortable with the therapy.
The most important thing I have learned from my education is that I look at a person as a whole, consisting of a body with thoughts and feelings. If one of these three aspects is not okay, then the other two will also be influenced by this. In order to bring these three aspects back in balance, my therapy often consists of a combination of concrete exercises and in some cases homework, as well as more process-based work in the therapy in which creative work forms are used as a tool for insights and development.
The General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) applies 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 privacy statement, under the name CreaCoach and Relatietherapie Lelystad, according to NVGZP Model Privacy Statement for independently established GZ psychologists, clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists.
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