Helping people is a passion of mine which started during my teenage years volunteering as a counselor and as a facilitator at a youth group. My specialization at the time was with the LGBTQI+ community of which I am a proud member. I immigrated to the Netherlands from New Zealand with my dog, Shyla, in 2017 to complete my masters in Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University. With my past experiences I decided to specialize in (complex)trauma and gender dysphoria. I am welcoming to people from any religion, ethnicity, age, ability, sexuality and gender. The main thing I ask of you when you book an appointment with me is that you come with the willingness to work towards a bright future.
Shyla is an eleven year old Bichon Toy Poodle who has a happy go lucky attitude to life. For the most part, Shyla will be accompanying us on your journey with Bright Future. She is always in for a treat and some pats which I can guarantee you too will find relaxing. Her wool is super soft and hypoallergenic so you will not need to worry about being allergic to her. However, if for what ever reason you would prefer not to have Shyla around during your session, please let me know so I can accommodate.
October 2019 – August 2021
September 2017 – April 2019
Master in Clinical Psychology
March 2014 – January 2017
Bachelor of Arts
The University of Auckland
Universiteit Utrecht: Psychodiagnostics: Theory and Skills Training August 2017
Health Education Research: Foundational Course in Cultural Competency, Mauriora
BECK Institute: Essentials of CBT October 2018
BECK Institute: CBT for Depression May 2019
CCD: Burnout: Diagnostiek en Behandeling
Artedite Healing: Reiki I en II
September & December 2019
Take Off Support: EMDR Curses
Basiscursus Diagnostiek en Behandeling van ADHD bij volwassenen
Avondcurss Zijnsorientatie 1 & 2
May 2021 & November 2021
Take Off Support: Hypnotherapie + Additional Master Courses
September 2021 & September 2022
September 2023 - March 2025
What can you expect?
During our first appointment I mainly want to get to know you and know what you are up to. You can just tell your story and I make sure it comes in the right category on paper - from home to leisure. I am curious if you have seen a therapist before, and what was helpful or unhelpful in that therapeutic relationship. Together, we set realistic goals and work together based on respect, trust, openness, understanding, perseverance and cooperation.
Your own expert
I strongly believe that everyone is their own expert and you are coming to me to explore where you can make changes or better understand yourself. I don't tell you what you need, you will know that yourself. What I can do is provide various tools from different styles of therapy to assist in self-discovery.
A place to charge
My practice is a place where you can recharge. A place where you feel good and are free to talk about what's going on, with a cup of tea that is always ready for you. I noticed that psychologists often work in a sterile environment. That does not suit me; I believe you will be able to work towards a brighter future in a comfortable environment.