Services & practice description

My specialty is in counseling, that is short-term and problem-focused counseling. My goal is to build a respectful relationship together with my clients that addresses the whole person, not only their difficulty.

The service I offer is honest, professional and ethical. I love what I do and I recognize the strengths in each and every individual. I offer my clients guidance to find what they are searching for and to give them back the perspective they feel they have lost. If you feel that things have got somewhat out of perspective, perhaps, together, we can see what might be a way forward.

My aim is creating change that lasts and helping individuals to express what’s on their mind so that they can begin to see things clearly. Once we have identified and agreed upon an approach to overcome current difficulties, I create a thorough plan to allow the changes my client needs.

I treat adult clients in individual and relationship therapy and focus on a variety of issues one can encounter during their life including but not limited to:

• Adjustment difficulties / Culture shock

• Study-progress problems

• Chronic stress

• Anxiety

• Mood swings

• Communication difficulties

• Stressful life changes

• Relationship problems

[individual, no couple therapy]

• Work-related stress

• Decision making

• Low self-esteem

• Conflict management

Hours of Service and Location

I’m available for appointments after office hours, last consultation of the day at 19:00. Each consultation is 50 minutes. I can usually schedule an appointment within a week or less.

To schedule an appointment, please contact me through the email address or telephone number you can find at the bottom of this page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

My office is in Utrecht, Nieuwegracht 29. If you are unable to visit my office, we can also plan online (Skype) sessions.

Payment

Payments can be made either via bank transfer or by cash at the end of each consultation. Fees per consultation (inclusive the intake session): 75 €.

Insurance

Some health insurance policies will cover the costs but you will first have to check with your insurance company if they reimbursed the sessions, how many hours per year and the extend to which these costs are covered. Please note that the basic insurance plans do not usually include refund for counseling, you will probably need to have an supplementary insurance (“aanvullend”) or an international insurance. Your insurance company may recognise counseling under the category of “alternatieve geneeswijzen behandeling” or “psychosociale hulpverlening”.

When you contact your insurance company, you might need to provide them with my registration numbers:

NFG membership number: 7969

AGB code as a practicing therapist: 90-049896

AGB practice code: 90-58287

K.v.K.: 66.638.755

BTW: 6875.2523.8B02

For more information about the list of companies that normally cover my services up to date, please refer to the association I am registered with the Nederlandse Federatie Gezondheidszorg.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel a session 48 hours in advance. If you cancel a session after this period (for whatever reason), you will be billed for the full price of the consultation.

Frequency of Sessions

Typically, counseling sessions are once weekly or every other week.

Please visit the FAQs page, or contact me directly if you have any questions.