GEARED to the UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL
Internal and external conflicts can leave us confused and exhausted, often just at a time when we need to rally our strength and make decisions. Counseling can help us reconnect with the natural enthusiasm we so desperately need and allow our life energy to FLOW once again.
Nancy’s focus is helping individuals to find their own path to solving problems and achieving personal growth, based on their current life situation and their unique personality and needs. To this end, she often uses C.G. Jung’s system of personality types and attitudes (the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is based on this) to help clients gain more self-awareness and increase their self-esteem. As a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and previous career in medical research, she considers both mind and body, how physiological processes are entirely intertwined with psychological functioning, in working with a range of problems including depression, anxiety, burnout, difficulties with life transitions or making major life decisions, post-partum depression, emotional eating and nutritional and body weight issues.
MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS
With her own practice in Vipassana meditation, Nancy helps clients develop Mindfulness and other self-reflective methods for working with psychological problems and improving quality of life.
UNDERSTANDING for ONESELF and ONE’s PARTNER
Recurring arguments, misunderstandings and even broken trust in relationships can be helped. Nancy uses the double approach of uncovering the underlying emotional sources of problems as well as helping partners to understand the natural innate differences in character that may be causing misunderstandings and hurt feelings. For this, CG Jung’s system of psychological types (as applied in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator method) has proven to be a very effective tool. Nancy has specialized in relationship therapy for many years.
Relationships can grow deeper and love for each other can begin to FLOW again when both parties understand how each person’s personality, way of perceiving, life history and even family culture, can be quite dramatically different from one’s own. Nancy has extensive experience working with couples and specializes in expat issues and culturally mixed relationships. Individual counseling can also be effective for relationship problems.
“The creative act is not hanging on, but yielding to a new creative movement. Awe is what moves us forward.”
“The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.”
“Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.”
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”
"What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.”
“There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
FOR FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES IN NEGATIVE PATTERNS
Sometimes negative mental processes block the FLOW of life energy, getting in the way of our natural inspirations and aspirations. Analysis and understanding of these processes, and invoking the creative and healing functions of the psyche, can remove these obstacles.
FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPING SELF AWARENESS
Every person is unique. The process of Jungian analysis is driven by the self’s urge toward health and self-expression. Jung called this process ‘individuation’.
FOR CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
For professionals in the creative fields, Jungian analysis can help to access the creative process more reliably as well as find new inspiration.
FOR EDUCATION AND SUPERVISION for PROFESSIONALS
Nancy began her study of the psychology of C.G. Jung in 1989. She has trained in California, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, earning her certification as Analytical Psychologist from the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), the international accrediting organization founded by Dr. Jung himself. She is a member and current President of the Netherlands Association for Analytical Psychology (NAAP).
For psychologists following a post-graduate training in analytical psychology, she offers supervision and training analysis. Public and professional workshops and seminars include topics such as women’s development and fairy tales about feminine psychology, the role of personality type and attitude in the individuation process, and using fairy tales and mythology in psychotherapy.
For more than 18 years Nancy has provided support for Expats of many nationalities. Once an Expat herself, she understands the challenges of building a life in a new country and is specialized in the psychology of culture, and culturally mixed relationships. She is also a recognized counselor for Third Culture Kids (TCK) and their families. English is her mother tongue and she is fluent in Dutch.