Welcome

Welcome, my name is drs. Sarah Boon, psychosocial therapist. I'm specialised in hypnotherapy, mindfulness and ACT therapy. Are you looking for a therapist in Amsterdam that offers sessions in English? Please take a look around. To start with, you can find information about my sessions here. Moreover, you can immediately (online) schedule an appointment without a waiting list. If you want to know more about my education, experience and accreditations, please scroll down. Feel free to contact contact me or book your session right away.

Method

I use the evidence-based ACT model of psychological flexibility as the foundation for my therapeutic work. Within the ACT model, it is possible for me to work evidence-based while using a variety of techniques, including conversational techniques, hypnosis, and mindfulness. When you attend sessions with me you could get daily exercises to accelerate change. You can expect me to be accessible, attentive and non judgemental. I focus on what you want to achieve and we move the things out of the way that limit you so that can start living the life you desire.

Specializations

 

  • Stress, sleeping problems and depression. Such as recovery after burnout or depression.
  • Phobias en anxiety Such as fear of driving, fear of flying, fear of animals. 
  • Trauma. De Such as processing an emotionally shocking event. 
  • Addiction Like quitting smoking, cannabis or alcohol.
  • Lifestyle problems. Such as help with losing weight.
  • Difficulties in relationships. Such as jealousy and fear of commitment or abandonment. 
  • Unwanted thoughts. Such as the treatment of compulsive behaviour or intrusive thoughts. 
  • Unwanted behaviour. Such as nail biting, trichomania and skin picking.
  • To deal with a difficult situation. Such as grief processing, regret or illness.
  • Low self-esteem or lack of self-compassion. Like feeling insecure or socially anxious.
  • Somatically inexplicable physical complaints. Such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS / spastic colon) and other forms of physical problems that are insufficiently explained after medical examination.

Do you like to know if the therapy sessions in Amsterdam could help you? Contact me open-ended.

Accreditations

I am member of NBVH (Dutch Professional Association for Hypnotherapists). The members of the NBVH are trained at HBO level or higher and must meet strict requirements.
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I am a member of the RBZC (Register of Professional Practitioners in Complementary Care). This is the quality register for HBO-educated therapists.
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I am member of S.C.A.G. (Foundation Complementary and Alternative Healthcare) and this means that I comply with the law quality, complaints and disputes care (Wkkgz).

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Biography

From 2006 I studied Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. I researched how we can change our perception of reality by changing our language use. I was interested in how we give meaning to life and how our beliefs structure parts of our reality.

In 2011 I did my bachelor research on hypnotic trance. Something that has many forms and is used therapeutically in hypnotherapy. In 2013 I graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a research project on how language influences our perception of reality.

After obtaining my Master's degree, I had a successful dance career for about ten years. In the meantime I did various courses in the direction of coaching and therapy. In the end, I started an apprenticeship with Henk Hoenderdos to become a psychosocial therapist and hypnotherapist. In addition, I immersed myself extensively in ACT therapy and followed training courses, developed and given by ACT founder Steven Hayes. In ACT, one learns, among other things, to relate differently to linguistic thought processes, but also to feelings so that they are no longer experienced as problematic. Mindfulness is part of ACT and in order to further develop my skills in this area, I recently completed a trainer training.

In the therapist profession I can connect my interests, experiences and strengths.

Education

  • WO MA. Religiewetenschappen – UvA Amsterdam
  • HBO niveau beroepsopleiding Hypnotherapie – Hoenderdos Haarlem
  • Minor Persuasieve Communicatie – UvA Amsterdam
  • P. Wijsbegeerte – RU Nijmegen
  • Life Coaching professional – Leidsche Onderwijs Instellingen Leiden
  • ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training vol. 1 t/m 6 – Steven Hayes, PhD
  • Aromatherapie (semi) beroepsopleiding – Aromamore Haarlem
  • Eénzijdig relaties verbeteren – Acute Sense Arnhem
  • NLP als communicatiemodel – Hoenderdos Haarlem
  • Voice Dialogue en Focal Point systeemtherapie – Hoenderdos Haarlem
  • Psychosociale basiskennis – Stichting CAM Utrecht
  • Symposium bewustwording naar herstel PSBK bijscholing – Academy Hypnos
  • Crisis counseling – Derrick Paladino, PhD
  • Mindfulness en compassie coach en trainer – Academie voor Leven
  • ACT in practice module 1 t/m 11 (deeper knowledge of process based therapy) – Steven Hayes, PhD
  • Je bent niet wat je eet, maar wat je kunt verteren – Natasja Borsje, Academie Hypnos

Would you like to know what I could do for you? If you are curious about hypnotherapy or ACT therapy sessions in Amsterdam feel free to contact me.No waiting list at this moment.

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