I help people to understand their emotions and behaviour, discover their inner strength and thrive through life’s challenges.
English speaking therapy and coaching for expats in Amsterdam and online.
What do they think of me?
I have to be perfect.
I must make other people happy.
I avoid conflict.
Others are better than me.
It doesn’t matter what others think.
I tried my best.
I am good enough as I am.
I set clear boundaries.
I am assertive when I need to be.
I value myself.
I help clients to challenge their deep-seated beliefs and behaviours. I allow the client to describe their childhood, family dynamic or anything from their past they feel is contributing to their current issue.
The client always leads in terms of what we discuss and using a mix of coaching and counselling techniques we explore the resources they have to make positive change.
I help you achieve the life and mindset you want with:
Therapy offers you the chance to discuss what’s going on in your life, in your relationships and in your mind with a non-judgemental professional who helps you make sense of your personal situation and explore opportunities to make it better.
Through procrastination, lack of time or energy we often don’t get around to making the changes we’d like to. We think, talk or dream about them but we don’t actually do anything. Coaching is a dynamic process that initiates concrete change and helps clients realise their full potential.
I was born in the UK in 1978 and have lived in the Netherlands for many years. In 2005 I moved to Portugal to teach English as a second language and know first hand the sort of issues expats can face in a new country.
I trained to become a counsellor/life-coach at the Academy of Counselling and Coaching in the Hague in 2015. I love this work as it allows me to connect with people on a deeper level.
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What my clients say
I was feeling overwhelmed and anxious about some upcoming life changes that I knew needed to be made; but was lacking the courage to make them. Laura helped me prepare for the difficult conversations I would need to have. I went into them with confidence and it all ended up more positively than I had anticipated. She also helped me look ahead with ideas and goals to not revert back to the same behavior/way of thinking. I know it will be more difficult in practice; but I do feel more assured that I won’t fall into old habits as easily.”
amazing to be on the receiving end of one of her insights. She’s so supportive and
nonjudgmental, it always helps to talk to her. But she’s not just a good listener. She’s an
experienced therapist, so if she suspects you’re avoiding some issue that’s holding you back, she
can be gently challenging. As for the depression and anxiety that forced me to seek her help, she
jolted me out of some lifelong negative thought patterns.