Hypnotherapy for English speakers


Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy where one uses guided hypnosis for treatment. It's used for changing certain behaviours, thoughts and feelings. This is done under the guidance and with the help of a professional certified hypnotherapist.

A few weeks ago, I was finishing up a session with a client when he asked me if I also do hypnotherapy in English. He had a non-Dutch speaking friend who was looking for a hypnotherapist in Amsterdam. The friend was an expad, who's been living in Amsterdam for almost two years. His Dutch was at the ‘Albert Heijn-level’, so he could manage in a supermarket, but a real conversation was too hard. I realised through the question that my website is all in Dutch, and not readable for people with Albert Heijn-level Dutch. So, with that in mind I decided to make a webpage for non-Dutch speakers.


What is hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses therapeutic trance. The goal of hypnotherapy is to change behavior, feelings and thoughts. Hypnotherapy is not classic talk therapy and uses a wide variety of exercises and techniques to connect you with your unconscious. Examples of methods are visualisation, regression, inner child work and working with parts. With regression you go back to an earlier moment in your life to process the unprocessed pain in the right way. Working with parts allows you to make contact with your inner critic, the perfectionist, the addiction part of your inner child. Besides hypnosis I also use EMDR and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) in my practise. I have a private practice in Amsterdam west (Bos en Lommer) and over the years i've specialised in working with addictions and anxiety problems. 


Specialisation in addiction and anxiety problems

Over the years i've specialised myself in working with addiciton problems and anxiety issues. Addiction may include substance abuse such as alcohol or cocaïne but also behaviour addicitions like eating, porn or gambling. I also work as an group counselor for people with addiction problems. I combine my therapeutic expertise with extensive lived experience expertise, having overcome addiction myself. 


Is hypnotherapy different in English?

I've done quite a lot of training in the US and England so hypnotherapy in English is no problem at all. As a therapist I work in the tradition of the American psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson,  which is also called Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Here we use language as the most important tool, to guide someone in hypnosis. And working with language patterns in Ericksonian hypnosis is easier in English compared to Dutch.

Costs and working method 

A consultation is 75 minutes and costs € 115.  After the consultation you can pay with Tikkie or cash and you will receive the invoice by email. If you have additional insurance (aanvullende verzekering), there is a good chance that the health insurer will (partly) reimburse hypnotherapy. 

  • There is always a telephone intake before a first meeting, this is free of costs. 
  • Appointments are made by telephone and confirmed by e-mail.
  • If you want to reschedule or cancel an appointment, this must always be done by telephone (or sms/whatsapp) and at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise the costs will be charged.


NBVH member number :12016
RBCZ  license code: 403429R
AGB code: 90-55510
All codes you also find on the invoice.