My general physician recommended Katarina to me, after I suffered from sleeplessness. I was new to the Hague, and was having an extremely tough time coping with the new environment, staying away from home and above all, my long distance relationship.Katarina has made a significantly positive difference in my life. She is extremely patient and emphatic. She is good at focusing on the core of the problems, which makes it easy to solve issues from the root. I also found Katarina’s counselling very innovative. She certainly does her homework and is abreast with all the new methods of building self-esteem, positive thinking and how to improve one’s well being.Thanks to Katarina, I am now coping very well with my life. I am dating someone nice, have the courage to get rid of unnecessary evils from my life, staying healthy and above all, happy and content.Thank you for your help.
–I.M, age 27, Bangladesh
I am an International student living in the Hague. I met Katarina when I needed a multi-lingual Counsellor, given the challenges and depression I was going through. This was related to a long distance relationship I was dealing with along with the academic pressure. At this point, I desperately needed to speak to a professional person. It was a great experience for me speaking to Katarina because she helped me to understand myself better and taught me to prioritise my feelings and myself during the challenges I was going through. I enjoyed every session, the relaxation therapies, reflection and the skills she gave me on how to improve my eating habits. As I found it difficult to eat at that point. I know that healing is a process but she was very helpful and even now I still use the skills I have acquired.
–J.G, age 20, Uganda
I was referred to Katarina, after I had problems due to living in a foreign country (Netherlands). I was disappointed, missed my family and home. Katarina listened to me and started to find out my personality. Together we planned progressive steps. One main point in her therapy was that she encouraged me to bring out whatever was on my mind. She attended to my feelings and never told me that I had been mistaken. If we came across some ambiguities, she tried to open up the situation and we reviewed it together. Katarina pointed out my capabilities and positive sides of my characteristics. She really understood my situations and according to that guided me.Another point is her own personality; her mood in the sessions makes you feel that you have known her for a long time. This helped to create a friendly and warm relationship between us.
–A.S.,age 54, Iran
I have been in contact with Katarina since November 2010.I was seeking help in terms of fluctuations in my mood. Katarina helped me to look at things using different techniques. I like the way she includes new ways of relaxation techniques to the sessions. Therapy helped me to look at things positively and see that there is always a way out of problems. Katarina makes you feel that you are not alone on the road.
–B.E, age 24,Turkey.
I met Katarina in 2010. I have just arrived in the Netherlands as a foreign student and was feeling confused and the school work was getting to my nerves. The college doctor recommended her to me for a few sessions. She was very understanding and she helped me to get over my stress as she correctly diagnosed me. Over a period of a few weeks of my therapy I received some advise and I got my bearings right. Now I live a l life full of joy and concentration. I will always be thankful to her. I would personally recommend her to any one in the same or similar situation. Thank you.
–CCMK, age 30, Kenya
I met Katarina in 2010. That was the time of big changes in my life. I just returned to the Netherlands, my relationship ended and I faced the difficulties of finding job. All those challenges caused me great anxiety and I felt I was losing my energy. During our first meeting, Katarina was very considerate of my feelings and I remember that she immediately scheduled our first session. This made me feel that I wasn’t left with my problems alone. In the 8 months of my ‘therapy’ I really learned a lot about myself and most important I was showed how to deal with stress and the feelings of anxiety. Instead of taking the pill, I can overcome these feelings with exercises that Katarina showed me. Till this day, whenever I can’t sleep, I use the breathing exercise that makes me immediately fall asleep. Our weekly meetings also made me realize that I need to believe more in myself and my own power to overcome difficulties in life. I learned that there is always a solution to any problem as long as I look for it instead of waiting and doing nothing. It was also good to analyse many aspects of my past experiences and Katarina with all her knowledge and professional experience was able to help me with that. Thank you Katarina for all the help I received from you!
–J.K, age 30, Poland.
Katarina is a wonderful person and a talented and dedicated psychotherapist. She is excellent at building a comfortable rapport, making one feel understood and at ease very quickly. I have been impressed at the many long hours she spends preparing creative approaches for her clients drawing from many different therapeutic methods. In short, she really cares about helping people, and is inspirational in her efforts to do so.
–B.B., Life coach and Master NLP Practitioner, Amsterdam.
” I have really achieved a lot of self-confidence amongst other things with your professional help to get through the challenges of my studies here in the NL. The sessions were really useful and have continued to be a source of inner strength to assist me whenever I have challenges or I lost the confidence, which I think was the key to everything at school. Thank you Katarina. You were really wonderful and ready to give a listening ear to my worries. I appreciate your professionalism”
–R.E.O, age 21 , Nigeria.