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Cas Hebbink

Psychologist & Counsellor

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I aim to create a growth-facilitating, compassionate environment to explore your experience, process your past and integrate distinct parts of yourself into a balanced and harmonious whole. Free first consultation.
  • €100 / session
  • Couples Therapy (1.5hrs) - €130 / session
  • Online Group Therapy (2hrs every other Saturday) - €30 / session
  • Free first consultation (20 min) - €0 / session
Based inAmsterdam
Available in-person
Available online

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About me

Through my experience, (self-)studies and therapeutic work, I've learned a lot about the human psyche, behavioural change, emotional regulation, mindfulness, honest communication, trauma processing, somatic experiencing, problem-solving, authentic relating and the healing power of loving relationships, and the importance of taking responsibility for one's life and accepting who one is.

During my psychology studies, I gained the most from setting up and participating in a peer-support group where we openly explored our experiences. I learned to cultivate attitudes of unconditional positive regard, genuineness and empathic understanding towards myself and others. I learned how to receive others more wholly and help them come closer to themselves by immersing myself in their experience as best as I could.

During my work as a counsellor, I've worked with people from all over the world from various backgrounds dealing with a wide range of problems related to work, relationships, substance use, (developmental) trauma, emotional neglect, racism and other forms of discrimination, low self-worth, lack of meaning, depression, suicidality, anxiety, feeling and expressing emotions, standing up for oneself, obsessions, compulsions and much more.

My approach

I aim to create an empathic, accepting and understanding climate to openly explore your experience, work through traumas, develop greater self-understanding, learn to feel your experience and embody your emotions, come to accept yourself, solve or transcend your problems, and find meaning in your challenges. I see therapy as a collaborative process between you and me, in which we encounter each other with genuine openness and the shared desire to help you heal, expand and thrive. A process to be approached with compassion, curiosity and sensitivity, as well as, enjoyed with creativity, presence and humor.

My primary role as your counsellor is to help you help yourself by providing you with a facilitative environment in which you can process your past, tackle present challenges and tap into your potential for growth. I aim to cultivate your ability to live authentically, establish meaningful relationships and pursue your life goals. To that end, I develop a personalized therapy attuned to your specific needs and struggles by integrating various therapeutic schools, mindfulness approaches and embodiment practices, in a spiritually informed body-oriented talk therapy. With this approach, I can help you work on a wide range of symptoms, challenges and aspirations and live towards the future you dream of.

Among other modalities, I work with Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing and EMDR. And continue to expand my practice with what I learn from books, supervision, training, and personal experience.

Free first consultation session, for you to experience my approach and get a sense of what it would be like to work together.

Practicalities:
- 50-minute online or in-person sessions
- Weekly or bi-weekly sessions are the norm but frequency can be adjusted to your needs and desires
- Intake form and contract when we decide to work together
- Monthly invoices

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
2024 - today MSc Clinical Psychology, Universiteit van Amsterdam 2017 - 2020 BSc Psychology Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2020 - today Individual therapy, mentoring and training under expert supervision 2021 - today Psychotherapy intervision groups 2017 - today Martial arts and movement practitioner (embodiment practices)
Experience
2024 - today Psychologist in Amsterdam 2022 - today Group Therapy facilitator 2020 - 2024 Psychological Counsellor in Berlin 2019 - 2022 Organizing workshops on facilitating therapeutic spaces 2017 - 2021 Founder and facilitator of Amsterdam based support group WeSHARE
Languages
Dutch
English
Insurances
Private Pay
  • €100 / session
  • Couples Therapy (1.5hrs) - €130 / session
  • Online Group Therapy (2hrs every other Saturday) - €30 / session
  • Free first consultation (20 min) - €0 / session
Based inAmsterdam
Available in-person
Available online
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