Registration number: 25109
About Bert-Jan Zuiderduin
I offer a compassionate and confidential space, where people can feel safe to explore difficulties in their life and relationships, in a way that is accepting and non-judgmental.
Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of people, supporting them through difficult times, helping them to express and understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviour better. which can be a transformative experience.
Having an interest in unconscious meanings and processes, I integrate psychoanalytic and Jungian approaches in an open and creative way, for instance, when working with dreams, personal or interpersonal experiences.
In addition to work with the unconscious, external relationships and the influences from the past that shape our "internal world", I am particularly interested in the different "parts" (or sub-personalities) that each of us have within ourselves, born from identifications with important figures in our lives or as responses to powerful life events.
Key to my work is to "listen" with deep empathy to what different parts you are bringing up in our session and to help create some coherence, some dialogue between them.
I have undertaken group work training at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) and work as a group therapist at Room to Heal in Islington, supporting refugees and survivors of human rights violations. I work in an LGBTQ+ affirmative way.
I usually arrange for one or two initial sessions, as an opportunity for us to discuss in more detail the issues you would like to bring. This will help both of us form an idea of how I could help you and what the therapy will be like. We can then agree to meet for certain number of sessions or for an open-ended, longer period.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, I have been working remotely, using Zoom, Skype and telephone.
- Accepting referrals: Yes
- Registered to work with: Adult
- Medically Qualified: No
- Languages: Dutch, English
- Availability for supervision: No
Organisation(s) that Bert-Jan Zuiderduin is associated with:
- Association of Psychodynamic Counsellors - Member