Having grown up in different countries including Nepal, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands, Anneke now calls Sydney home. She joins us as a Clinical Psychologist with a holistic approach and a passion for working with her client’s inner strengths to get them back on track.
“It’s what puts a smile on my face. I hope to help my clients break down walls and find and follow their bliss as I have followed mine.” In fact, one of her favourite quotes is from Joseph Campbell - “Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
Her journey as a psychologist started out in the Netherlands where she worked with children and teenagers for the past 11 years. Since moving to Australia, Anneke has shifted her focus to broadening her range of clients while incorporating mindfulness and meditation.
Using a variety of evidence-based interventions including, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness, Anneke brings her expertise into each session along with genuine warmth, positivity and a hint of humour.
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Areas of Expertise
Grief & Loss
ANXIETY TIP FROM ANNEKE
Focus on your breath and try to stay present. You can do this by breathing in and expanding the belly, moving the air up to the chest, then to the throat and releasing in the reverse manner - throat, chest and finally, letting go in the belly. Another tip I use myself, when stressed, is shower meditation: imagining that with each and every drop of water, all my tension, stress and worries are washed away. It really helps me relax at the end of the day.
WHILE NOT IN THE THERAPY ROOM…
Anneke enjoys travelling, yoga, being in nature and close to the ocean, going to concerts/music festivals, exploring Sydney, snowboarding, catching up with her friends, staying in touch with her family/friends in Amsterdam and daydreaming about buying a poptop campervan.