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About Shane

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.  

Next to my work as a psychologist I also have several hobbies. I am an avid opera singer and have previously done exams and competitions, now I just sing for pleasure and community. Yoga is another one of my favourite pastimes. Where I can I like to volunteer - this includes at the restaurant A Beautiful Mess where I saw and still am on call for any refugees that feel they need to talk; since 2020 I have also been taking in foster kittens and dogs for the organisation ResQstrays; I'm currently in the process of registering with Meelijfgezin to also start part time fostering with a young child.

Education

October 2019 – August 2021

PsyNed-Select Program
Amsterdam

September 2017 – April 2019

Master in Clinical Psychology
Universiteit Utrecht

March 2014 – January 2017

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Auckland

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Additional Courses

Universiteit Utrecht: Psychodiagnostics: Theory and Skills Training August 2017

Health Education Research: Foundational Course in Cultural Competency, Mauriora

May 2017

BECK Institute: Essentials of CBT October 2018

BECK Institute: CBT for Depression May 2019

CCD: Burnout: Diagnostiek en Behandeling

November 2019

Artedite Healing: Reiki I en II

September & December 2019

Take Off Support: EMDR Curses

January 2020

 

Basiscursus Diagnostiek en Behandeling van ADHD bij volwassenen

April 2021

Avondcurss Zijnsorientatie 1 & 2

May 2021 & November 2021

             

Take Off Support: Hypnotherapie + Additional Master Courses

September 2021 & September 2022

 

Reiki Master

November 2022 – Current

             

Systemische Therapie

Planned May 2023

What can you expect?

Realistic goals

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.

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