Coaching and therapy
The coaching and therapy I offer consists of combinations of valuable elements. My ultimate goal is to help you gain awareness and deal with the obstacles you face. My guidance consists of a face-to-face meeting where we conduct several exercises and a breathing session together. These exercises are aimed at bringing you in closer contact with your body. Furthermore, these exercises help make you more aware of your communication and why you respond the way you do. Adequately managing emotions, behavioural patterns and patterns of responding is not always easy.
My practice draws from Psychomotor therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), transactional analysis and Systemic work. I also bring in additional elements from meditation practice and breathwork. After an initial meeting we can discuss what is appropriate and needed for your situation. Online coaching is also a possibility.
Costs are 150 euro per meeting. A meeting lasts 2,5 to 3 hours.
Do you want to know if the treatment is covered by your health insurance? Check the website below under ‘Psychomotor therapy’.
"Right after a breathing session I feel independent, full of confidence and relaxed. It is an excellent combination with the coaching before the session and afterwards. Melanie as a coach is very open and involved. When me and my wife come together for a session, Melanie makes sure that there is a nice balance. She keeps focus on what I can do myself to improve a situation. This helps me to take responsibility for my behaviour."
Maarten – Primary school teacher
"I love to visit Melanie because she really makes me feel seen and heard. She is positive, warm but also light-hearted and humorous. For me personally, this relaxed approach is a good fit because things do not always need to be ‘heavy’. Furthermore, I feel that Melanie touches exactly the right topics and reveals precisely that which is important to reveal. She asks the right questions, directly but calmly and she helps me to understand certain experiences which helps me grow. She has shown me, and has let me experience, that getting to know yourself better and developing yourself is awesome. It is not always easy, but it can be beautiful and where possible done with a smile on your face."
Nienke – Dance and movement therapist
"My name is Dirk and I am 22 years old. A year ago I started to take (breath) coaching from Melanie. Through a friend I came to a test session in Flevoland and I was sceptical at the beginning. It all sounded a bit esoteric and vague to me: ‘Improving aspects of your life through a breathing method’. On top of that I felt the taboo that surrounds therapy in general. However, after the test session I was sold. It turned out to be very therapeutic and relaxing for me. It gave me insights into my life that I did not stop to think about before. I am increasingly able to let my emotions speak. Something that I struggled with a lot, and still struggle with sometimes. Melanie is helping me in major ways with this. Not only is she a very sweet and caring woman, but also an excellent coach. Both in breathing and talking. Constantly thinking about my life and difficult memories caused me to get stuck. The most important thing I learned from the sessions with Melanie is to accept myself. This enables me to be happier and not worry so much about everything that life throws in my way. You might think: how can a breathing session cause all that? Well, I don’t know. The only thing I know is that it helps me tremendously and I think it can help everyone, young and old. Even if it is only to get some rest in this busy lives of ours.
Constantly thinking about my life and difficult memories caused me to get stuck. The most important thing I learned from the sessions with Melanie is to accept myself. This enables me to be happier and not worry so much about everything that life throws in my way. You might think: how can a breathing session cause all that? Well, I don’t know. The only thing I know is that it helps me tremendously and I think it can help everyone, young and old. Even if it is only to get some rest in this busy lives of ours."
Dirk – Law student