The core of my approach to therapy is entering into genuine contact, forging a respectful alliance where we look at the world from your perspective, focusing on what you are struggling with and what it is that you most desire or want to accomplish in your life.
I believe that each person has a unique path to go deeper in themselves. It is often the case that personal suffering is a first step towards discovering who you really are, what your true potential is. That is why gripping your struggle is important and an art of seeing it as a unique challenge to get closer to your true, free self
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.
Do you feel like not getting out of bed anymore? Are you plagued by feelings of constant tiredness, inability to motivate oneself, feelings of giving up, of pointlessness, of burning out?
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 feel uncomfortable with intimacy? Do you quickly feel suffocated in your relations? I work specifically with anxiety around abandonment, attachment, proximity and feelings of distrust in relationships
Processing of unresolved youth traumas and painful memories with specific techniques aiming at unblocking traumatic energies (“freeze”), particularly through emotional body work, bio-energetics and somatic experiencing.
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 your mastery of eroticism and your decisiveness to create something in the world.
Do you struggle with sexual functioning or sexual desire? Have you been the victim of sexual abuse or emotional (covert) incest? Do you struggle with your sexual identity? Do you have questions regarding the masculine and feminine energies and how they shape intimate relationships? Are you exploring different forms and boundaries than the more traditional relationships, in which you are discovering the delicate balance between autonomy and connection?
Do you have heightened senses, an enormous quick mind and unparalleled sense of justice? Have you always felt to be a little bit different from the rest? Do you feel you don’t always belong? It may well be that you have developed high-sensitivity. I will work with you on discovering how to deal with your high sensitivity, and to design your life in a way that supports this talent rather than have it obstruct your life.
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.