Member of Professional Associations:
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Hanneke is an integrative therapist providing counselling and well-being services. She offers short and long term counselling and can support with issues including:
Having grown up in the Netherlands, Hanneke first visited England during her university years. Work experience as part of her degree developed into a job opportunity and she subsequently settled in the Bedfordshire area from 2004 onwards.
Hanneke’s background is in the education sector where she provided support and consultations for a diverse range of professionals, children, young people and their families, helping them to navigate difficult and emotional challenges often linked to anxiety, autistic spectrum disorders, neurodiversity, sensory processing differences and emotional wellbeing.
In her thirties, Hanneke sought counselling and hypnotherapy to work through unresolved issues from her past which had started forming barriers and limitations in her family, personal and work life. Experiencing the powerful impact of working with a professional that can provide a safe space to talk and be alongside us when we feel vulnerable and in need of support guided her towards her next vocation.
Hanneke’s approach to counselling was born out of the emphasis she places on developing a strong relationship and understanding of the unique perspective and experience of the individual. Hanneke places the client at the centre of her work and draws from different therapeutic modalities, adopting an accepting and non-judgmental stance.
Studies and research in the field of environmental sensitivity (Michael Pluess) and/or heightened sensitivity (Elaine Aron) are one of Hanneke’s passionate interests. Sensitivity is a personality trait (just like introversion and extraversion) affecting about 20% of the population and related awareness and understanding can prove to be an influential discovery towards increased wellbeing, self-care and acceptance of self.
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