I am a registered Jungian psychoanalyst and depth psychologist (MSc).
I work with individuals of all ages who experience psychological problems of all sorts. I work with people who speak English or Dutch.
The term ‘depth psychology’ was coined at the turn of the twentieth century. It has come to mean those psychologies that orient themselves around the idea of the ‘unconscious’.
The unconscious mind consists of the processes in the psyche which occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and includes memories, thoughts and feelings, but also content which has never been made conscious.
Even though these processes exist well under the surface of conscious awareness, they exert an impact on your behaviour, thoughts and feelings. An example of this is the functioning of complexes or (subconscious) organisations of ideas and feelings, that can have a profound impact, as is demonstrated during depression, anxiety or a psychosis.
The unconscious mind can only be understood symbolically, as its unconscious content is organised in an associative manner, instead of a logical-literal manner. C.G. Jung divided the unconscious into two layers: the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious.
The collective unconscious is the deepest level of the psyche, containing the accumulation of inherited collective psychic structures or archetypes. The personal unconscious consists of repressed feelings and memories (trauma) and unconscious, yet dormant abilities and potentialities.
Through the study of unconscious material, such as dreams, associations and symptoms, depth psychologists attempt to understand the language and the dynamics of the unconscious. Healing is associated with allowing what has been repressed, rejected or simply has never been made conscious, to come forward, so that you can understand, explore its significance and integrate it, allowing for a transformation in your consciousness.
Reasons to choose for depth psychological therapy:
Trained as a Jungian analyst or depth psychologist, I help individuals to give voice to their soul by integrating unconscious layers of the mind. I am inspired by the belief of Carl Jung that “until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
Besides Jungian and Freudian psychoanalysis, I use other therapeutic approaches to heal trauma, integrate complexes, forge a new identity and find meaning in life.
I have developed an integrated approach to the problems of the mind.
As a therapist I combine different schools and traditions:
I was born in 1976. Early in life I became interested in depth psychology, as I experienced inner and outer conflicts that could not be solved by traditional cognitive or behavioral psychology. Since then, I have been in a continuous process of study, therapy and self-development. My personal experiences have contributed to a genuine understanding of the depths and complexities of the psyche and the obstacles in the development of consciousness. Having traveled extensively and having lived abroad (England, Thailand), I have come to appreciate and understand cultural differences and mind sets.
Master of Science in depth psychology and graduated as a licensed Jungian analyst from the Academy for Depth Psychology in the Netherlands.
Master of Arts in social studies from the University of Amsterdam.
The duration of a session is one hour. The costs for one hour are 80 euro and must be paid at the end of each session.
If you would like to make an appointment, please contact me:
Tel: (+31) 06 – 2167 9610
Heerlen: Willemstraat 91 (nearby train- & bus station)
Maastricht: Elisabeth Strouvenlaan 51A
Online sessions are possible.