My Approach to Helping
I like to support people in increasing their awareness.
I go from the idea that whatever pattern the client is stuck with, once was the best posible solution to survive. Therefore, I want to respect and accept this pattern.
People do not have to change in a direction, that I think is best for them. I want to support them in finding their own direction.
More Info About My Practice
In The Netherland, the situation with insurance is so complicated, that it is difficult to say in general if the insurance company will pay or not; it depends the company and package of the client.
However, more and more companies pay at least a part back.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I love to work with young people who are finding their own way in life. It is wonderfull to see them getting more self conficence.
As stated here above, I also like to work with people with cancer. It is an intensive form of counseling, but to support people to face the difficult facts of life and stay with them, beside them even if there are no answers anymore.
I have been doing this work for more than 30 years now and in supporting my clients, at the same time learned a lot from these clients about life and my basic values.
My basic approach is the Gestalt therapy in combination with the existential therapy. Irvin Yalom has been a great inspiration for me.