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Because of my own challenges in life I became interested in psychotherapy and the more I experienced in therapy and afterwards whilst studying to become a therapist, the more passionate I became about the ability of counselling and psychotherapy to support people at the most vulnerable times in their lives, and facilitate healing.

I was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Australia in 2005 where I fell in love with this country’s wild nature, as well as my partner in life, my husband. In 2018 we moved back to the Netherlands where I continued my practice, working with Dutch as well as international clients. In February 2022 we moved back to the wide open blue skies of Australia where I once again set up my practice in Sydney (Brookvale).

  • Bachelor degree in Counselling (the Australian College of Applied Psychology), and have specialised in trauma-informed therapy models:
  • Advanced Training for Trauma Treatment of Complex PTSD (the Arizona Trauma Institute).
  • Somatic Experiencing® level II/III (Somatic Experiencing Australia & New Zealand (in Sydney).
  • Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) Module I/III & ISP and Trauma, Development & Attachment)
  • Brainspotting® Phase One (Brainspotting AustralAsia Pacific)
  • Brainspotting® Phase Two (Brainspotting AustralAsia Pacific)
  • Brainspotting® and Addictions (Brainspotting AustralAsia Pacific)
  • Brainspotting® Parts of the Self (Brainspotting AustralAsia Pacific)
  • Brainspotting Practitioner Certification (Brainspotting AustralAsia Pacific)
  • Attachment and Relationships (Dr. Martin Appalo)
  • Self Compassion and Self Esteem (Elke Smeets)
  • Couples Counselling using Systemic Family Therapy (Holbeck College)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practitioner Training for Health Professionals (Ochre and Salt)


Knowing yourself is to be rooted in being, instead of lost in your mind  -Eckhart Tolle

I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which I live and work, and I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.