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ARIE DEN BREEMS

Psychologist

Member of the NFG (Nederlandse Federatie Gezondheidszorg - Dutch Federation of Healthcare). 

Background

I was born in the United Kingdom to a Dutch father and an American mother, and raised bilingually in English and Dutch. During my formative years I moved between the UK and the Netherlands several times, so I know from personal experience what expats go through whilst moving abroad and learning how to find their way in a new culture. 

I completed my BSc in Psychology in the UK, and my MSc in Clinical Psychology at Leiden University. 

Approach and professional experience

In my 7 years as a practising therapist I have worked for several healthcare organisations in the Netherlands, providing mental health care to clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, including several years focused specifically on therapy for expats.

My strength is connecting with people and building a strong working relationship (the ‘therapeutic alliance’). I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and will tailor the treatment based on what you wish to achieve. 

I utilise a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioural therapy and schema therapy, and have undergone extensive training in both of these fields. 

I have accrued significant experience dealing with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders (including panic and social anxiety), self-esteem issues, ADHD, PTSD and personality disorders. 


I provide therapy in English and Dutch to anyone over the age of 18.


Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) registration number: 82275858


Practice hours

Tuesday 19.00 – 21.00 (only via videoconferencing)

Wednesday 9.00 – 18.00 – via videoconferencing or in the Hague/Leiden.

Thursday 19.00 – 21.00 (only via videoconferencing)

To contact me outside of the above hours please send me a message through the contact button at the bottom of this page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Location

I provide sessions in The Hague or Leiden, or via videoconferencing.


Waiting times

Waiting time before intake: NA 

Waiting time to start of treatment (after intake): 0 weeks