Help yourself to prevent overstrain, or get help recovering from burnout
- Are you suffering from excessive stress and would you like to prevent burning out?
- Would you like to learn to better deal with the stress and pressures, from your environment or perhaps from within yourself?
- Are you struggling and would you like to get some support with accepting your burnout?
- Are you in need of insight and guidance while recovering from your burnout?
Would you like to understand what has led to your burnout and bring about lasting change?
I can offer you guidance and support in case of stress, overstrain and burnout.
We will look at your current state and what you may need in order to feel better. We’ ll explore how you feel in your body and examine how you think about your situation. Where do you stand at the moment, what are you struggling with, and how can you best support yourself during this period? We will pay attention to the phase you are in, and I will support you appropriately to that specific phase. There is space for reflection, but also for creating a practical plan. With curiosity as our starting point, we will find out together what it is you really need. Free from judgment, full of openness.
Everything is welcome!
We will create a safe environment for you to explore, to experience and to talk freely. Your needs and boundaries are the focus. We will work at a calm pace, without any pressure. I will adapt to what feels right for you at that moment. Together we will explore. I will listen to you, ask you questions and help you to reflect. I will guide you, so that you can discover what wants to be seen. Together we will make sure that you gain clear insight into what is needed now to start feeling better, or into the reasons why you are feeling so poorly. We can map out a path for your recovery or for changing your way of thinking or acting. I offer personalised guidance, attuned to your specific situation.
“Everything starts with desire”
is my conviction
You have the desire to improve your well-being. To not be so tense, down or agitated. You want to sleep better and not be exhausted all the time. You long for a better balance, and to leave this awful period behind you. I would be happy to help you find your way.
I know from personal experience how intense and painful overexertion and burnout can be. Myself, I could sense I was about to burn out. Yet I was unable to prevent it. I simply could not do it on my own. I would love to support you in time so that you can prevent yours. Or, if you have already crossed your boundaries, to help you recover as comfortably as possible. My recovery process was lengthy, since I hit rock bottom. It took me a while to understand what was really going on and to get the appropriate support. I now have a deep understanding of burnout and recovery. So I do hope you have found me in time, so I can support you during the rest of your journey.
Would you like to find out if I am the right person to guide you?
What clients say about Marjolein
Wendy (35), Netherlands
"I would describe Marjolein as: present, aware, honest, patient, insightful. I enjoyed the sessions. There was a really welcoming vibe. I always felt that I could talk about what was presently bothering me, but we were also able to pin it back to where it came from.
Most valuable to me was when she mirrored me and allowed me to see my thoughts through her. That really opened my eyes to the things I always say but was unaware of. So I gained a lot of awareness throughout our sessions. And was able to make changes in my life accordingly.
Combining online sessions with in-person sessions worked really well for me. This option allowed me to fit it into my busy schedule, since I live a bit far from her.
I want to especially thank Marjolein for thinking of my background, being a black woman from an African country. Together we discussed where I come from and what society raised me. This was really great because she was able to understand where my trauma stems from. So we took that knowledge and incorporated it into our sessions."
Willemijn (36), Netherlands
"Marjolein has a very welcoming personality that provides a very safe space. Next to that she provided very helpful feedback and exercises. I really loved the sessions together!
She connects the dots very easily: statements that I make to feelings I expressed and vice versa. She is able to very clearly extract the core of what I’m trying to explain. Marjolein keeps the story line of each session clear and helps me not to divert too much from the subject that we are discussing. That helps a lot with focus and clarification on my part as well. I gained many insights during our sessions.
What I enjoyed is that we set goals together on what (and not) to talk about during the session. Also valuable was starting each session with a summary of what we had talked about previously. This kept us on track, and led to results."
Susan (59), United Kingdom
“Marjolein is respectful, collaborative, calming and supportive. She’s very good at being able to guide me into a safe space, to move out of my cognitive into a more feeling, emotional body place. I find her voice pace and intonation very soothing. And Marjolein’s style of communication during the session is absolutely right, setting the tone – calm, measured without being overly ‘therapist’! We worked online, and it may take some time to communicatie emotions over Zoom, but the screen did not seem like a barrier.
I feel heard by Marjolein. And also sometimes challenged without any defensive response – which would usually be an unconscious reaction from me. I experienced dropping into a trusting place quite quickly. The sessions are very useful, enjoyable and satisfying. I have very much benefitted from working with her and I would definitely recommend her coaching to others as she has a natural skill.”
Rob (58), The Netherlands
"I experienced Marjolein as a coach who really observed me, saw my whole being and was able to work with this. I felt completely seen and heard. She very pleasantly took charge during the sessions and made sure that my story that was in my head could be narrated with my body and my heart. That was especially beneficial at times when my emotions were running high and I was less able to think clearly.
Marjolein invited me to use the entire coaching room and to put my body in motion. I found that to be very nice because my body knows what is going on much more quickly than my mind does. I felt her engagement with my story. I noticed how her questions gave me increasingly deeper insight into what was going on within me. She uses different methods to achieve this. For me, visualising my feelings helped a lot. It allowed me to make better contact with them. Not only during the sessions, but also afterwards. I could look at them and this helped me enormously to achieve significant progress regarding my issue."
Lena (57), Denmark
"I appreciate Marjolein’s calm approach, it feels very good and safe. She is great at noticing and observing what is important to me, and the fact that she reflects back along the way makes me feel both seen and heard.
The chemistry between us is really good. There’s a relaxed atmosphere and it’s wonderfully liberating to be able to laugh along the way. Marjolein is so adept at summarizing and keeping the conversation on track. That’s a great balance. Also, her ability to visualize is a great help to me as it forms images that can help me maintain important insights. I feel helped well throughout our sessions."
Bob (36), The Netherlands
"Marjolein created space and safety during our sessions. During our conversations, I was given the opportunity to look for answers and solutions that I felt were close to me, but which I would not have been able to reach without Marjolein's attentive feedback.
In addition, I received excellent and helpful exercises to not only engage cognitively, but also to place more emphasis on the physical aspects."
Caja (48), The Netherlands
“Marjolein is very observant. She uses all her senses, notices changes in my body language and my speech and provides feedback or intervenes when necessary, to make me more aware of myself. I feel safe showing my feelings, since she is able to help me prevent getting overwhelmed. She always gives me time to process what’s happening. And she helps me to stay connected to my body instead of getting lost in my head.
I’m learning how to slow down, give space to my emotions, and to process everything that comes up in a grounded way. I like the suggestions and tools Marjolein provides for me to practice and to continue my thought process in between sessions. That’s very valuable and helpful. The online format works surprisingly well.
Overall, Marjolein communicates clearly, gives structure to our conversations, is empathetic, professional and makes me feel very much at ease. I feel safe in the ‘coaching hands’ of Marjolein. I feel that everything that will or will not happen is welcome.”