What’s my purpose in life?
How can I create more meaning in my career?
How can I experience fulfilment in everyday life?
How do I make sense of what happened to me?
What future do I want to build for myself?
What roles do I want to live out and how; mother, lover, friend?
Image of Hekate, goddess of crossroads,
a guide in the dark.
Struggling with questions like the ones above? Let’s talk about it!
What is archetypal counseling?
Let me first explain what counseling is. Most people know about therapy and coaching. Counseling is very much alike therapy and coaching, and it’s also very different from therapy and coaching. Therapy, in essence, is treatment. Coaching is aimed at activating the client to undertake certain action; to support the client in moving towards a certain goal. Counseling is similar to both and it is different. As a counselor I focus on all that encompasses a client, not just the issue that needs to be fixed or the goal that needs to be approached. Lots of life’s challenges aren’t really things that need treatment; it’s perfectly normal to feel hopeless in certain challenging times or after the experience of loss. However, that doesn’t mean that the hopelessness, or whatever that is going on, shouldn’t be addressed. Healing goes much faster and much more efficient when we take care of our wounds.
As an academically trained existential counselor I possess a similar skillset and knowledge of the human mind and behavior as a therapist. Only my approach is different. I’m not a therapist, I don’t offer treatment, I offer counseling. My knowledge and skillset enables me to address what most modern coaches have trouble addressing: the things that people can’t be coached out off. Sometimes we have to sit and experience the ugly stuff in life, before we can work through it. In modern society, where coaches are so popular, we often skip taking the time to heal, because jumping into action seems more efficient. However, our actions become more efficient after we’ve taken some time to heal. My counseling sessions support you in healing, expressing your inner voice, giving meaning to the things you’ve had to overcome, finding your purpose and building the goddamn power to claim that purpose. You won’t need any coaching after that! Because, after a few sessions with me, you’ll be ready to be your own coach.
I offer archetypal counseling series because there’s much value in working with archetypes. The archetypes and stories of old can offer much support to us now. Athena supports us when we stand alone. Demeter shows us how to deal with loss. Venus teaches us to follow our desires. Even though we are all unique and each and every life story is significantly different… at the same time we are not as different as we like to think we are and our stories are not as unique as we like to think they are. Our stories have been lived and written many times before and we can learn from them.
The counseling series
I offer two packages of counseling series. Both start with a free intake session of 20 minutes.
Archetypal Counseling Series I
Four sessions spread over two months, 420,- euro.
I offer a series of four one hour sessions, spread over two months for 420,- euro. I offer a payment plan; payment can be spread over two months.
Archetypal Counseling Series II
Eight sessions spread over four months, 800,- euro.
If you really want to dive into the deep and change your life, I also offer a series of eight one hour sessions, spread over four months, for 800,- euro. (I offer a payment plan; payment is spread over four months.)
The sessions take place via Zoom. If you live in the Netherlands we can also meet in Utrecht.
All my offerings can be purchased through my online practice at teachable. You’ll need make an account and login at teachable before you can make a purchase. I work with teachable because their platform offers me digital advances and it offers you, the consumer, safety precautions concerning privacy and payment. Teachable offers safe payment with your creditcard. Note: the prices on my website and teachable platform don’t include taxes (VAT). Prices including VAT will be calculated automatically at the checkout on my teachable platform. In case you don’t have a creditcard, please reach out via email. Via email I offer payment through PayPal (international) or bank transfer (Dutch); in both instances I count a VAT percentage of 21% according to Dutch law.
Sliding scale pricing. If you find yourself in financially troubling times and are in need of spiritual support, please feel free to reach out to me by email at email@example.com. I do sometimes offer discounts. You do of course need to come with a convincing story, or you need to be able to show a student ID if you’re a student for example. I can’t work for free, obviously, but would like to give a discount if you have a low income.
All my offerings are to be purchased through my online practice at teachable. You’ll need make an account and login at teachable before you can book your counseling series. I work with teachable because their platform offers me digital advances and it offers you, the consumer, safety precautions concerning privacy and payment.