We all come upon hard times in our lives. It’s inescapable. It is often the case that personal suffering is a first step towards discovering who you really are. It’s life calling you to your deepest potential. That is why going deep within yourself is courageous. I see it as an art to see one’s struggle as an opportunity to set free your most true, most alive and joyful self.
The core of my approach is to establish a genuine relationship based on equality and dignity. I see our relationship as an alliance where I learn to look at the world from your perspective, and where we bring into perspective what you are struggling with. I am always guided by your desire and by your potential for bringing the best out in yourself and forth into your life.
I was formed as an integrative psychotherapist, which means that I see wealth in the different psychotherapeutic movements. The idea is that there are so many unique people that no method can work for everyone. So I look very much at the unique person sitting in front of me and I am committed to finding out what you need and what you need guidance with.
The connection between body, emotions, mind and soul is central to my approach. I invariably work with meditation, body-awareness exercises and cognitive behavioural methods. I move with you on the axis of experiencing, seeing, and doing in order to reach the fullness of your life potential.
Do you feel like not getting out of bed in the mornings? Are you plagued by feelings of constant tiredness? Do you suffer from excessive stress? Or do you feel an inability to motivate oneself, feelings of giving up, of pointlessness, of burning out? Do you frequently wonder what you really want out of life, either professionally or in your personal life?
Are you deeply afraid of being abandoned in a relationship, or are you constantly suspicious or distrustful of your partner? Are you often plagued by feelings of anxiety or jealousy? Or is it hard for you to let someone come close? Do you quickly feel suffocated in your relations? I work specifically with anxiety around abandonment, attachment styles, proximity and feelings of distrust in relationships.
Are you walking around with unprocessed pain, grief, anger, sadness or shame? Many of us were given a blueprint for how we see the world in our youth. Is the world safe or unsafe? Can I trust people? Emotions, beliefs and physical patterns play a big role in processing trauma. I work with you to explore all of these elements so that you can feel more free in your own life.
Are you continuously stuck in conflicts with your partner, children or colleagues? I work with rebuilding interpersonal communication skills, using the Non-Violent Communication model combined with mindful focusing so that we learn to communicate our feelings and needs, instead of getting stuck in repetitive blaming and conflict.
Do you feel stuck in your life, are you often frustrated but are not sure why? Do you often wonder if “this is it for me now?” Are you frustrated that you cannot put yourself out there in the world? Do you want more out of your life? Do you have the feeling that your masculine energy is not there or is completely empty, that you get stuck in your work or in your relationships? Together with you I explore themes such as leadership and potential, the role of the ‘contemporary’ man in a relationship and broader society, the archetypal power of being a man, and the link between eroticism, feeling alive and your decisiveness to create something in the world.
Do you have questions about meaning, about your role in this life? What gives you energy, how do you contribute? Through different techniques such as meditation, mindfulness and focusing, we will discover deeper what is really important in your life, and separate imposed external expectations from real internal authentic values.