Psychotherapy employs a diverse array of theoretical frameworks and clinical methods to enhance mental health and overall well-being. The treatments utilized include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), analytical psychotherapy, Ericksonian clinical hypnosis, classical psychodrama, and various creative methods. Psychotherapy has the potential to induce significant changes in neuroplasticity, facilitating the extinction or formation of memories and emotional meanings that influence gene expression (Pellicano et al., 2022).

For example, CBT has been shown to lead to epigenetic regulation in individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), impacting genes associated with the stress response (Yehuda, 2013; Morath, 2014). By engaging in psychotherapy, individuals can experience profound transformations at both the psychological and biological levels, fostering resilience and long-term mental health.

Ericksonian clinical hypnosis

Hypnotherapy involves the clinical application of hypnosis in medical and psychotherapeutic settings. Hypnosis is a therapeutic practice that enables individuals to access a unique state of consciousness known as a 'hypnotic trance,' a natural state that often and spontaneously occurs during daily activities. Clinical hypnosis interventions can address a broad spectrum of issues, enhancing well-being and facilitating the achievement of personal goals.

Hypnotherapy can be particularly effective for study-related challenges, such as improving focus, sustained attention, selective attention, and reading speed, as well as boosting self-esteem and decision-making abilities. Moreover, it can help manage physical pain, alleviate fears of needles (trypanophobia) and dental procedures (odontophobia), and resolve sleep disturbances, among other concerns. Exploring hypnotherapy provides individuals with a powerful tool for personal growth and healing, harnessing the mind's natural capabilities to foster profound and lasting change.

Individual therapy

Individual therapy represents a profound journey of discovery, acceptance, and transformation. The initial session, known as the intake, serves as an opportunity for us to become acquainted and to collaboratively identify your therapeutic goals and the frequency of our sessions. 

Engaging in individual therapy provides vital support during challenging periods, fosters self-awareness, and opens the door to new possibilities. The benefits of therapy are manifold, encompassing improved communication, the establishment of healthy boundaries, and the development of coping strategies to address and overcome mental health challenges.

This process is designed not only to support you in navigating immediate difficulties but also to facilitate long-term personal growth and resilience. Through a therapeutic partnership, we will work together to achieve a deeper understanding of yourself and to unlock pathways for positive change.

Group therapy

Group therapy sessions are held every Thursday from 19:30 to 21:30. This form of therapy provides a secure and supportive environment in which individuals can explore and understand themselves in relation to others. Participation in group therapy does not require prior experience and is compatible with ongoing individual therapy with me. To foster a cohesive and effective therapeutic environment, a minimum commitment of five group sessions is required. This duration allows participants to build rapport with other group members and to become familiar with group dynamics.

The therapeutic methods employed in these sessions include classical psychodrama, guided meditations, and Ericksonian clinical hypnosis. These approaches facilitate deep personal insight, enhance self-awareness, and promote emotional healing within a collaborative group setting. By engaging in group therapy, participants can gain valuable perspectives, develop interpersonal skills, and experience the transformative power of shared therapeutic experiences.

Couple therapy

Couple therapy aims to enhance intimacy, respect, affection, empathy, and mutual understanding within a partnership. It often involves establishing healthy boundaries and fostering open communication about personal needs and desires within the context of a committed relationship. 

Couple therapy is instrumental in improving communication patterns and resolving conflicts that may arise from differing attachment styles. The ways in which we relate to our significant others are complex and multifaceted, making it unproductive to attribute issues to a single factor. Engaging in a network of relationships is both a profound gift and a significant challenge. 

This therapeutic process provides couples with the tools to navigate their relational dynamics more effectively, promoting both immediate and long-term relational health. By participating in couple therapy, partners can develop a deeper understanding of each other and strengthen their emotional connection, thereby fostering a more harmonious and fulfilling relationship.



Psychological support for students abroad

Studying abroad offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable cross-cultural experience, which can be immensely rewarding and transformative. However, this journey also presents significant challenges, particularly for first-time international students.

The rapid and numerous changes that accompany living in a new country can be overwhelming. Despite the clear benefits of such an experience, studying abroad necessitates a high degree of self-organization and meticulous time management to adapt successfully to the new environment and lifestyle. The impact of studying abroad on students' well-being, personal development, and academic focus must not be understated. Many students encounter feelings of homesickness, social isolation, anxiety, cultural adjustment difficulties, academic pressure, and language barriers. Therefore, it is crucial for international students to seek psychological support to navigate these challenges effectively.

Access to mental health resources can help students manage their emotional and psychological needs, ensuring a more enriching and balanced study abroad experience.

Psilocybin session

Psilocybin has been utilised in shamanic rituals for medicinal purposes by Indigenous peoples across various continents for millennia. In the past decade, there has been a significant increase in clinical studies examining the therapeutic potential of psilocybin. Research has demonstrated that psilocybin can markedly reduce anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation in patients with life-threatening cancer.

Additionally, psilocybin shows promise in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and chronic pain by promoting neuroplasticity and enhancing neural connectivity. Importantly, psilocybin does not lead to physical dependence. Healing sessions involving psilocybin are available for individuals or groups, with participants starting at age 28 and older. Set and setting is very important thus special locations we be chosen. Notably, psilocybin is a legal compound in the Netherlands, making it accessible for those seeking its therapeutic benefits in a regulated environment.

Psychedelic integration

Psychedelic integration involves the process of incorporating insights, emotions, and experiences from a psychedelic journey into one's everyday reality. Within Indigenous cultures, shamans utilize practices that emphasize the interconnectedness and harmony among the physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and mental dimensions of human experience. It is within this holistic framework that integration occurs in shamanic traditions. 

In contrast, Western culture, influenced by Cartesian dualism, often creates binaries that polarize and compartmentalize thinking, such as mind versus body, self versus other, and person versus nature. Within this context, psychedelic integration becomes essential to make sense of the complex, abstract symbolic content that emerges from a psychedelic experience. This process is critical for translating these profound insights into meaningful, everyday life changes, fostering a deeper understanding and connection with oneself and the surrounding world.