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Expat Psychologist Den Bosch, Bernadette van Wouw M.Sc.

To be an expat in The Netherlands, or anywhere else, means accepting a new culture and a different set of values. That sounds easy, but in reality it can be quite an exhausting experience. Being an expat is a life adventure, but not always an easy one. It is a demanding lifestyle and it is therefore very important to get advice or counseling when needed.

I am Bernadette van Wouw (1967) M.Sc., psychologist-owner at Psychologist Den Bosch and international psychologist at the Expatriate Psychologist Den Bosch with branches in 's-Hertogenbosch and Hilversum. I hold a Master Degree ('with great honor') in Clinical Psychology from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. I am a Registered Psychologist NIP (Dutch Institute of psychologists), Registered Psychologist Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) NIP, Registered Psychologist Work and Organisation NIP, and a member of the NVPA (Dutch Association for Psychologists and Psychotherapists). I have many years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching and guiding expatriates and others who are challenged by the demands of mobility, diversity, major lifestyle changes and cross-cultural issues.

My approach
Besides my qualifications as a Psychologist I am also paranormally gifted. In my work psychological knowledge, clinical experience and being paranormally gifted do strengthen each other. That is why you do not need to undergo any exhaustive intake procedure. It is also not necessary to prepare yourself for a session. Likewise, I can start right away, in the first session, with your treatment. I give you insight into the causes of your problems, your situation and personality and give you clear instructions how to solve problems. My commitment is to empower you. So you can learn to understand and act on the challenges and changes you experience as an expatriate.

Low total costs
Depending on the kind of problem, you can put your life back on track after 1 or a few sessions. For this reason the total costs are much lower than the costs and time you need to spend with other therapists.

My practice
In my practice I offer counseling to individuals who face problems due to their life as an expat, such as homesickness, isolation, loneliness, expatriate and repatriate adjustment. I also treat issues that are not directly related to the expat status, such as stress and burnout, psychotrauma (PTSD), anxiety problems, eating problems, problems with being gifted and highly-sensitive, grief and loss etc. I also guide people with relationship problems in individual couples therapy.

For more information about expat problems or other problems see English speaking psychologist