Anne | Counselor and therapist
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Therapist AmersfoortYou might not be able to control a lot of the things that happen to you, but you dó have a choice in the way you deal with your circumstances. My approach is aimed at awareness. Awareness of your rational and emotional patterns, the way you respond to different situations and the way you would like to live your life.
What makes you behave the way you do and are your strategies helping you or are they working against you? Therefore, we always start by creating some oversight in your situation. What is it you're struggling with and on what front could you use some help?
In my practice I work with the following themes:
- (Non-monogamous) relationships, sex and intimacy
- The balance between your thoughts and your feelings
- Sensitivity and spiritual experiences
- Life changing questions and the meaning of life
About the way I work
By conversation, making use of silence, feeling (or learning how to do that in a conscious way) and different kinds of exercises we will explore your needs. Depending on the situation you are in we will discuss what outcome you would like and what we need to do to get there. I don't use a fixed method or theory, because I think that a customized approach helps you the best.
I use my knowledge of Transpersonal psychology, energetic coaching, different kinds of meditation techniques and exercises that help you experience what you feel and how you can use that in your advantage.
Cheerful, sensitive, sober, a practical mind and inquisitive: that's me. I live from my heart and trust on my gut feeling, combined with a healthy portion of common sense.
Learning how to deal with my sensitivity has always been a challenge for me. This is a process that will never be done and by now I can say: I'm happy about that. I still find it special to discover new sides of myself: spiritually, relationship-wise and in my daily life.
As a young kid I loved going my own way. I didn't like to judge or put people in boxes, it was much more interesting to me to learn from people who dared to be themselves completely. And that never changed.
Could you use some help in finding your way forward? Please feel free to contact me!
Online therapyIn principle, the sessions take place in my practice in the city center of Amersfoort. However, if desired, it is also possible to do the sessions online. Contact me to discuss the different options!
Qualifications and registrations
I am registered with the Dutch professional associations CAT Vergoedbaar, NFG and RBCZ.
Psychosociale Basiskennis - Con Amore - 2022-2023
Transpersoonlijke Psychologie – Academie voor Geesteswetenschappen – 2017-2021
VrijeKernEnergie – Docenten: Marcel Meijer en Zara Janine van der Linden – 2019-2021
Spirituele zorg in de praktijk – Landelijk Expertisecentrum Sterven – 2019
Spiritueel Leiderschap – Alandi Retreat Site, diverse docenten – 2017-2019
Ouder-Kindweekend – Alandi Retreat Site – 2018
Leren over Dementie – Trimbos Instituut – 2016
De Parel – Alandi Retreat Site, traject ontwikkeld door Ad Stemerding – 2016
Spirituele Relaties – Jan Geurtz – 2016
Luisteren naar de Innerlijke Fluistering – Alandi Retreat Site, docent: Klaas-Jan van Velzen – 2016
De kunst van het Luisteren – Alandi Retreat Site, docent: Judith van den Berge – 2015
Vakopleiding Montage – Open Studio Amsterdam – 2011
Vakopleiding Camera – Open Studio Amsterdam – 2010
Theater-, Film-, en Televisiewetenschappen – Universiteit Utrecht – 2005-2009
SpecialisationsIt's important to me to customize the way we work as much as possible, based on your needs and questions. Therefore, I don't use a fixed method or a fixed number of sessions. We will keep reflecting on how you are doing as we go, what your needs are and if we are still on track.
Most common issues I support people with:(Non-monogamous) relationships, sex and intimacy
It really is a form of art to use sensitive themes and difficulties in relationships to grow, instead of getting blocked by them. When you have multiple relationships next to each other (in whatever construct) it also means that the dynamic gets more layered. A lot happens between you and your partner(s), but also between your partners. And on top of that you have the relationship with yourself to maintain.
A monogamous relationship, polyamory, an open relationship, a triangle: the label isn't that interesting. It is much more important to look at what is important for all of you to keep the relationship(s) in a healthy state, coexisting. Getting to know your boundaries and discussing them, looking at feelings like jealousy or insecurity without judging, daring to be vulnerable and addressing difficult situations instead of avoiding them: it can be a real challenge. Could you use some help in exploring this? I am happy to help you to develop an open and honest perspective on your relationships, get some oversight in the patterns you have and work on a healthy way to have multiple coexisting relationships.
The balance between your thoughts and your feelings
You keep puzzling, thinking and analyzing: what is it that keeps happening, what could I have done differently, why don't I understand what I feel? In the meantime, you (subconsciously) feel everything, but still all the attention goes towards your thoughts. It's also possible that you unconsciously pick up other people's emotions and energy, you don't understand what happens in a moment like that and how to let go of it again. Does it feel like you keep getting stuck in this and could you use some help?
We'll explore how we can create more balance between your thoughts and what you feel. I will help you to become aware of your feelings, what happens in your body the moment you have certain emotions and how you can use this in your advantage. How do your thoughts influence your feelings and the other way around? What feeling is yours, and what is another person's? We aim at gaining more awareness, so that your thoughts and feelings can start to co-operate, instead of them working against each other.
Sensitivity and spiritual experiences
Do you lose your energy because you (unconsciously) pick up a lot of the feelings of other people? Do you get overwhelmed by other people's emotions, and don't you know how to deal with that and let it go again? Or do you have spiritual experiences and are you looking for explanations and ways to integrate these experiences in your life? Being sensitive to different kinds of energy can be a huge strength, but it can also be a pitfall.
How can you stay close to yourself? And how can you prevent losing yourself in contact with others? We will explore what you are struggling with and will look for ways to use your sensitivity in a positive way in your daily life.
Life changing questions and the meaning of life
We all have moments in our life that make us wonder: why am I here and what is it that I'm meant to do in this life? Often these are moments of great urgency: life altering changes on a personal level, in work, a loved one dying or other emotional events. It's also possible that you experience a feeling of uselessness, or that you wrestle with finding balance in life.
I will help you explore what drives you and gives you energy. You'll become more aware of what you feel and what is important to you. By doing that big events in your life can become a possibility for personal growth. Freedom of choice is an important starting point in this: you might not be able to control a lot of the things that happen to you, but you dó have a choice in the way you deal with your circumstances.
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Body image
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Career challenges
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Loneliness
- ✓ HSP - highly sensitive person
- ✓ Hyperventilation
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Life-meaning questions
- ✓ Loss of meaning
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Relationship fights
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Work-related issues
- ✓ Worrying too much
Intake session: 85 euros (1 hour)
Session: 85 euros (1 hour)
Relationship counseling (with 2 or more people):
Intake session: 125 euros
Session: 125 euros (1 hour)
I’m registered as a counselor at the Dutch professional associations CAT-vergoedbaar, NFG and RBCZ. Therefore, individual sessions are (partly) reimbursed by a lot of Dutch healthcare insurances. Relationship counseling isn’t reimbursed.
Please contact your insurance company, if you’d like to know more about the options.
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||9.00 - 17.00|
|Tuesday||9.00 - 17.00|
|Wednesday||9.00 - 17.00|
|Thursday||9.00 - 17.00|
|Friday||9.00 - 17.00|
- ✓ For Individuals & Couples
- ✓ In The Netherlands
- ✓ Face-to-face & Online
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