Masters in Clinical Psychology (Leiden University)
Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Other trainings, licences and accreditations:
Certificate as a Positive Psychology Practitioner
Member of the British Psychological Society Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP)
Attended the 9th International Compassion Focused Therapy conference in October
Now following the course for the PG certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy at the University of Derby
A few words about me
I have always had a keen interest in psychology; why we behave in certain ways, what makes us different, what influences our thinking and emotions, and what can be done to help others.
I like to use a range of different methods with clients in order to meet their needs. These approaches include: cognitive-behavioural techniques including acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy and mindfulness, schema-related approaches and positive psychology.
I have particular interest in working with expectant mothers and mothers as this can be a time of personal transition with new challenges and rewards.
I also have experience working with individuals that may be experiencing low mood, anxiety, stress, challenges with self-worth, sense of identity, work-related issues, and integrating into another country.
Being an expat myself, I can relate to the challenges that individuals may face when living in a different country, therefore I am keen to help and support others who find themselves in this situation.
My journey until I became a Psychologist working in collaboration with AntiLoneliness has taken many turns. My training roots are in the UK where I qualified as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist (C.Psychol), and moved to The Netherlands over seven years ago. I completed my second Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (with distinction) from the University of Leiden in May 2019. I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP).
I offer a few options in relation to the method of the individual sessions. The individual sessions are tailored to the need of the individual, and we will set therapy goals to help us to work towards meeting your needs.