Seeking for help is not an easy thing. Finding the right therapist may even be more difficult. For that reason I give you some information about myself.
I am married and mother of three grown-up children. I am a general practitioner by training but very early onwards in my carreer I decided to switch to the pharmaceutical industry.
I’ve been doing some clinical research and giving medical support to the development of drugs for depression, anxiety and other psychiatric diseases as well as cancer.
This gave me the opportunity to learn more about anxiety- and depressive disorders and how patients and families facing cancer or other life-threatening disease use different coping styles.
My carreer in industry also helped me to understand the increasing work-pressure and the difficulty to find a right work-life balance. I have managed many colleagues, coached and trained them and I have been leading small as well as large teams. That gave me the insight that irrespective how good you are, finding the right balance is not easy and stress and burn-out are often not far away.
I completed a training and am certified in an integrative form of psychotherapy named ‘interactionele vormgeving’ and have acquired skills in gestalttherapy, contextual therapy, bioenergetics, Jung, neuro-linguistic programming
I am currently pursuing further training in transpersonal psychology and Gestalttherapy at the ‘Boswijk Institute’ in the Netherlands.
I regularly seek supervision from certified therapists.
Ton Bastiaans is an experienced psychotherapist and coach, sailor and mountaineering-instructor. Ton has experience in coaching young people by either individual coaching sessions or by group trainings.
During challenging and often playful outdoor activities like hiking, mountaineering, sailing etc. the participants are being confronted with their automatic behaviours. At the same time they learn to know their unique skills. In a very short time a lot can happen because the youngsters are out of their comfort zone and receive continuous individual feedback.
The group dynamics have a significant supportive function and lead to more depth in the individual process.
At the same time it’s all about having fun! Learning can be a real pleasure!