I provide counseling as a private practitioner, and can also be hired by companies for at-work counseling services. For companies, please go to: Counseling at work (in Dutch).

What is counseling

Counseling is a conversational exchange between a counselor and client. Simply put, it’s a process where the counselor asks relevant questions, and listens and supports as the client develops a new level of self understanding by talking about thoughts, feelings and experiences. The main goal is to (re)gain a sense of balance in life by discussing certain situations, emotions, relationships, or any other area of one’s life. Counseling can be helpful when:

  • You feel restlessness or stress about a certain situation, a relationship or yourself
  • You feel stuck and you don’t know how to move on or develop
  • You want to make sense of who you are
  • You want someone to listen to you without judgment
  • You feel overwhelmed by thoughts and/or emotions

Counseling focus in my practice

As young adults, we are faced with the prospect of creating our own family. This transitional period, which can span several decades, brings joy and hardship. In my experience, when the hardship starts to weigh heavily on the joy, counseling can be of much benefit. I specialize in working with people facing issues with:

  • Finding a partner
  • Relationships
  • Decisions about having children
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • New motherhood
  • (Single) Parenthood
  • Parenting
  • Balancing work and family life

Specific examples of issues that could bring you to my practice:

  • As a couple you want to break through old patterns and create a better future for your relationship
  • You are trying to come to terms or feel more comfortable with your new role as a parent
  • You feel insecure about your parenting skills
  • You have experienced birth trauma and now you are pregnant again
  • You have recently given birth and you feel more sad than happy
  • You feel overwhelmed by the demands of family, your partner, and/or work
  • You have unwanted negative feelings towards your partner or children
  • As a parent, you feel like you have to do it all alone and you feel out of control
  • Relationships are causing you pain and you feel like you’re incapable of finding an appropriate partner

If you recognize yourself in any of the examples above and want to move beyond the pain you’re enduring towards a more balanced you, I am here for you. I facilitate individual, couples, family, and group work.


Counseling is strictly confidential. Without your permission, nothing will be disclosed to third parties. This also applies when a third party funds the sessions. Confidentiality can only be breached in extremely exceptional circumstances where the health and safety of you or others are at serious risk.