What a (wo)man can be, (s)he must be. This need we call self-actualisation. Abraham Maslow
Aernout Zevenbergen – The Story Catcher
"What does it mean to be a (wo)man, today? What is the longing of my soul? How can I be true to myself, and those near and dear to me? How can I be a force of positivity in the life of my community, my country, and my world?" If any of the above questions resonate with you, or if you have other questions you would like to discuss with me, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me... As a counsellor and coach I am most inspired by Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Archetypal Psychology, and the thinking of Carl Jung. However, I believe that the client is the expert of his or her own life, and my interaction is guided mostly by the needs, skills and desires of my clients. Finally: I believe that psychology and spirituality are closely connected and interrelated. Psyche originally meant "soul" and therapeia means "care" - psychotherapy therefore means "care for the soul". And that is exactly what I believe lies at the heart of my counselling and coaching: to help clients find ways of improving their own care for their own souls.
Who we are and what we do are influenced by the stories that we tell about ourselves.David Denborough
An Inspiring Adventure
Life has a habit of throwing up issues and hurdles - that is to be expected. Apart from moments of joy and contentment, we also face losses, disappointments, ruptures and cracks. But, as Leonard Cohen sang: "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in." Cracks lead to self-exploration and that in itself is an adventure; sometimes arduous. I can offer guidance, inspiration and a mirror so you can walk the path you need to walk.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.