Ondine Smulders, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Ondine Smulders

Dutch, English, French, Spanish
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Ondine Smulders, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Ondine Smulders

Dutch, English, French, Spanish
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My Approach

These are strange times. Perhaps you find life is overwhelming you or maybe you are struggling with a sudden crisis? Have you lost your sense of direction? Do you feel down and is It affecting your quality of life, your relationships with family and friends? Maybe you are trying really hard to accept life as is, or no matter how hard you try to make changes, time and again you meet similar situations, recognisable patterns seem to be repeating themselves?

About Me

I have practised existential psychotherapy for over a decade because it rhymes so closely with my views on life and my own experiences in therapy.
As a psychotherapist, I will help you to connect to yourself at a deeper level and rediscover bits of yourself that you may have lost along the way. It I can also support you in finding meaning and new perspectives so that you may feel more at peace in yourself. This process may assist you to explore new avenues in your life and face life’s challenges with different eyes, both today and in the future.

‘This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance.’

I work with

  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Given my expat status and third culture upbringing, I have a particular interest in working with expat and third culture issues including rootlessness, insider/outsider status, belonging, freedom, identity and home.
I work with employment issues including conflict at work, gender inequalities, inter-personal issues, communication, motivation/satisfaction, career development and unemployment. My careers in banking and publishing gave me first-hand experience of the highly competitive and stressful nature of these work environments. I maintain my involvement in business as a non-executive director in an energy-services company.
I working in particular with young adults with mental health issues that stem from transition— moving from school to university, from university to work, moving jobs, arriving from another country, coping with relationship and family issues, or a bereavement. These changes do not always proceed as smoothly as we wish and feelings of depression, anxiety, sadness, worthlessness, un-belonging and rootlessness are not uncommon.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Existential Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

UKCP College

  • Constructivist and Existential College (CEC)
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