Hi, my name is Esther, I’m a professional counsellor, somatic psychotherapist, EMDR clinician and a qualified yoga and mindfulness teacher and practitioner.

I’m a Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator (TCTSY-F) in the Netherlands and have completed certification under the supervision of TCTSY pioneer David Emerson. I’m the Co-founder of Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia. Founder of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Nederland. I’m also part of the Training Faculty (TCTSY-T) of the Trauma Centre in JRI Boston.

I have the privilege of being able to help people from all walks of life, through difficult times in their lives. I support adults as they struggle to deal with issues such as stress management, confidence and self-esteem, relationship, grief and loss, addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Developmental and Complex Trauma.

There’s no definitive ‘list’ of issues, and no ‘one’ set way of working through them. Everyone is different. Everyone’s experience is different, and I provide an insightful, empathetic and tailored approach to every situation, informed by years of study in a wide variety of clinical techniques.

The one commonality however, is that I help people, help themselves. I provide an empowering and inspiring service that guides my clients through their challenges, enabling them to emerge from the other side feeling renewed, strong, and ready to face the world on their own terms once again.

My training

I’m trained in short-term counselling, long-term psychotherapy, somatic psychotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I’ve also trained in Trans-Actional Analysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Person Centred Psychotherapy, ACT Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. The depth of my training allows me to work with a wide range of presenting problems, and my ongoing commitment to continuing professional development ensures my knowledge and skills base is always up to date. Every client receives the best, and most attentive service I can possibly deliver, at all times.

My experience

I have run a private practices in the Netherlands since May 2017.  I’ve worked for community based and not-for-profit organisations. I’m a Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator (TCTSY-F) and trainer (TCTSY-T), and a Academic Teacher with the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) in Sydney (ongoing). I have helped CEOs with addiction, construction workers with bereavement, nurses, lawyers, policemen, stay-at-home mums with post-natal depression, teenagers with depression and relationship struggles, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental and Complex Trauma and the list goes on. As I said, everyone is eclectic.

My specialities

I have a particular interest in individuals who present with developmental and complex trauma, and psychosomatic complaints. Also, people with complex life stories, who may be experiencing some form of anxiety, depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of their experiences.

My resources

I’m a well-resourced and networked clinician, with the ability to link clients directly to a variety of appropriate referral services if required.

Your assurance

  1. I receive ongoing clinical and peer supervision, and continuing professional development is an integral part of my practice
  2. All members are bound by a code of ethics and professional conduct as robust as the Hippocratic oath.
  3. You are protected by a professional indemnity and public liability insurance