Ship Psychology Counselor & Coach

Looking for a safe haven
from the storm inside your mind?

Come on in, I'll help you find the way.

"Why am I not good enough?"

That’s the question you’ve been asking yourself for as long as you can remember. At home, at school, at work… and you just can’t understand why. 

Sure, you’re not one to boast or beat your own drum, 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 miserably. 

So many people have so many expectations of you – and you expect even more of yourself! Expectations of how to act, what to do, who to be. You bend over backwards to meet those expectation, but somehow it just never seems to cut it. Other people get it right, you can tell. But no matter how you try to convince yourself that you’re as good as they are, you still feel that you’re coming up short. 

All the time…

"When do I stop feeling like this?"

The stress, the headaches, the sleepless nights and the general feeling that everything you touch turns to sh*t. Oh, you know it’s not true, but at the same time, a part of you keeps saying you can’t afford to be satisfied with yourself because you have to be good enough! Whatever ‘good enough’ means…

So you are constantly second-guessing yourself, pushing yourself harder and harder to meet expectations that you aren’t even sure you understand anymore. 

But, when you don’t know what the goal is, how will you know when you’ll get there? 

"Where does this end?"

You know where this way of thinking, this pressure and this pushing will lead to: anxiety, burn-out, depression, and possibly worse. You know this because you’ve been there before, haven’t you? Maybe you tell yourself it wasn’t so bad, because it was a while ago and perhaps you never saw a doctor who told you how close you’d come to the edge. 

But a part of you knows how close you came, and you don’t like what that part is telling you. So for a long time, you’ve shut it up and told yourself that if you just try harder and push further, there is a way out. A way where you won’t fall into that same trap of stress, exhaustion and hopelessness all over again.

The good news is: that way truly exists. The bad news? You can’t find it by doing more of what you’ve done so far. 

So what will you do?

Do you want to keep pushing yourself to that edge again, beyond breaking point, where it will take you months or even years to piece yourself back together again?

Or do you step up to make the changes you want to see in yourself? No temporary solutions, but diving to tackle your self-doubt and insecurity at the root, so you can finally enjoy your life again?

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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!

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
"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 much 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
"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. This solves the acute problem, and 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
"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."