Ship Psychology Counselor & Coach

A safe haven
from the storm in your mind

Counseling & coaching to help you
sail your own course in life

Sounds good? Let's talk

You probably recognise this...

You’re not one to boast about yourself, but you are a sensitive person with a creative and quite intelligent mind. At a glance, your life is well-organised. You have a job, an education, friends, hobbies… and yet no matter what you achieve, you can’t shake the feeling that you are failing in some way. 

You want things to change! You’re literally sick and tired of feeling down or anxious or stress all the time. You want to feel better in your own skin, but how? That’s what I can help you with!

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What Ship Psychology Offers you


You don't have to do it alone! Counseling is a 'light' version of psychotherapy and a great way to improve your mental resillience and your mental health. Much can change in as few as 5 sessions.

Versatile Approach for Various Problems

Regardless of what hinders you, Ship Psychology helps you understand why you think, feel and act the way you do, so you can manage and improve your mental health in the way that works for you.

Time To Play

Ship Psychology was developed for therapeutic purposes, but the different techniques are also entertaining to use, and a great way to have fun and relax in quiet moments.

Online Sessions

Don't have the opportunity to travel?  Ship Psychollogy has proven its effectiveness in video calls. Prefer sessions in person? You are of course most welcome in my office!


Insurance often doesn't cover counseling, which is why I limit my prices and offer payment in instalments. For people with low income, I also offer special pricing (on request). 


Whether you want to meet twice a week, once every few months, or play by ear: you decide how we plan your sessions.

Quick & Accessible Self-care

If you can picture an image, you can use Ship Psychology. With only the basic principles you are ready to start making everyday challenges easier for yourself.

Workshops & Training

Looking for an entertaining way to learn more about how you (or your guests) can make use of every-day psychology? Inquire after our tailor-made workshops and training options! 

Life time's benefit

Your Ship is part of you, always. Once you know how to use Ship Psychology, you can apply your favourite techniques anytime and anywhere - for the rest of your life!

Counseling services I offer:


  • 12 sessions
  • 60-75 min. per session
  • Video calls or live
  • Chat support between sessions
  • Pay in 3 instalments

Long Conversation

  • 1 session
  • 1,5-2 hours
  • 1-4 persons
  • Live at your location (in NL)
  • (group) Video call possible

What Clients Say About Ship Psychology

""Christel is a delightful person with a heart made of gold, enormous compassion, and a treasure trove of knowledge and experience. During our calls I have cried many times over the important insights I gained about myself, and laughed over Christel's humour and her metaphors for how the world works.

When you are a neurodiverse person, you need a coach who knows from experience what it's like to be different and the think differently than most people. Who has encountered the same issues you have, and who understands the depth and bredth of your internal dialogue.

A coach like that, as Christel is, can truly help you to improve your self-knowledge and self-confidence."
Coordinator Higher Education
"The concept of the Ship is unique and creative. It is also very personal, because everyone can process it in their own way.

During the workshop I attended, we sat together with a small group of (more or less) strangers and during the day heard the most wonderful and personal stories and learned a lot from each other.

Apart from that beautiful concept, Christel is also someone who can explain things very well."
"My son had been struggling with performance anxiety that I could not place. When I realised that my fierce reactions to his fear were actually making things worse, I understood that the problem lay with me.

Christel was able to get to the root of my attitude towards my son by asking a few specific questions. With the Ship, she taught me to recognise which emotions, desires and thoughts compete with each other. Because I can now balance my own motives much better, I no longer lash out at my son. With these new insights I can now independently continue to tackle the underlying causes.

Christel helps you gain insight into yourself and gives you the necessary tools to solve your problems yourself. Always a tailor-made approach!"
Store Assistant
"For a long time, I have had a chronic lack of energy. Getting through the day without long naps is difficult, and I am exhausted at night. With the Ship, we investigated where that energy leak originates, and it turned out: the continuous tug-of-war in my head costs me more than I thought.

I have learned to balance my Crew better, so that less energy is lost. This has also taught me to trust myself more. With three conversations I already had more peace in my head, so that I finally have the energy again to do things that are important to me, such as expanding my company!

Christel is a winner! Especially the practical tools she gives you ensure that you can quickly put theory into practice. That quickly confirms that I am on the right track."
Culinair Entrepreneur