Margaretha has been working as a clinical psychotherapist for over 15 years in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Margaretha has a specific interest in the role of relationships in people’s lives. She has extensive experience in relationship counselling, family therapy and treating (early childhood) trauma, anxiety and mood disorders through individual therapy in children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience with working with foster and adoptive families. As a parent and foster carer, she has a natural understanding of the complexities that being a parent and carer brings and the impact this can have on relationships with self and others.
She has completed post-graduate training in developmental psychology (4th year) in the Netherlands and a master’s degree in Clinical Family Therapy (LaTrobe). Margaretha uses evidence-based treatment models and modalities like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), because these are underpinned by research showing effectiveness. Margaretha believes that as a client, you deserve the best treatments out there and she believes evidence-based and evidence-informed practices are the best you can get. She has completed qualifications and accreditations in the following evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy models: Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Dan Hughes’ DDP), level 2 Theraplay, and Gottman’s couple’s therapy.
Margaretha is a bi-lingual therapist, able to provide therapy in both English and Dutch. She works with children (3 years and up), adolescents, adults, couples and families.
- Masters of Clinical Family Therapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne
- Bachelor of Developmental and Child Psychology, Radboud Univesity, The Netherlands
- 4th Year of Developmental and Child Psychology, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Registrations and Memberships
- Clinical member Australian Counselling Association (ACA) – level 3 (level 4 in Feb 2021)