Full Counseling Programme

Growing Your Self-confidence At Full sail

Your daily life feels like a minefield sometimes. All around you, people navigate the society’s expectations with ease, but it feels like any time you move a single muscle, everything explodes. Out of the blue, people get angry or disappointed, and apparently that’s your fault somehow. They keep telling you that “you should never do that” or “you should always do this”. You constantly bend over backwards to meet their expectations, but you just can’t seem to win… and it’s just so exhausting. 

“Why can I just get it right?” you wonder, while you yet again put in all your effort to:

No human being can keep that up for long! No wonder you have all these aches and issues. Some days they bother you more than at others, but they keep coming back without ever having truly left. You probably recognise a few of them:  

  • Insecurity
  • Indecision
  • Doom thinking
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • (Social) Anxiety 
  • Panic attacks
  • Concentration problems
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lacking energy, even for things you normally enjoy
  • Depressive thoughts
  • Head aches and sore neck
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling like you can’t breathe
  • Physical pain with no medical cause
  • Weariness that doesn’t improve after sleep

So, how many did you count? Quiet a few, yes? 

And how long have you been suffering from these issues? How long have you been trying to get rid of them? I can imagine you spent quite a bit of time and effort trying to find a solution. Of course you did. No one likes feeling like crap! Oh yes, I understand completely: I’ve dealt with a fair share of these myself for years.

But enough’s enough, right? You want rid of these issues, sooner rather than later! And that is exactly what I help you achieve in this counseling programme.

These issues are common symptoms of prolonged stress

Prolonged stress can be caused by a host of different things, like workload, performance pressure in school, perfectionism, life events, health worries, money worries, oppressive family, rude neighbours, peer pressure on social media, relationship issues or the loss of a loved one. 

When you experience the world differently than most people do – and therefore don’t fit standard expectations by default – that, too, can be a source of prolongued stress. You don’t need an officially  confirmed diagnosis of ADHD, autism, HSP, high-IQ or post-traumatic stress disorder to notice the influence of aspects thereof on how you think, feel and act. 

And your sexuality, gender identity, skin colour, religion of disability can also be the reason why you are expected to comply with other people’s expectations of who you are.

But when you continuously turn yourself inside out trying to adjust yourself to appease others, you eventually lose yourself.

Being Yourself with self-confidence

“I just want to be myself!” So many people say this and mean it, but how will you know that you are being yourself when you don’t truly know who you are yet? 

Who are you at heart? What drives you truly? These are some of the questions that turn your dream of being yourself into reality. Just imagine that:

  • you make decisions that you fully support without a doubt,
  • you voice your opinion with faith in yourself and in the other,
  • you can be honest about how you feel, even when it’s not going so great,
  • you have a firm grip and clear overview of your work, your home and your life,
  • you say out loud and wholeheartedly: “What I do is good enough.”

What would your life look like? What would have changed? What would be better in your life? 

That image may seem far away for now, but that kind of self-confidence is within your reach!

The great thing about self-confidence is that you feel better because you have confidence, and because you feel better, your self-confidence grows. Once you have made that first step and put that process in motion, the rest follows suit.

Find Your Self-Confidence "At Full Sail"

In the “At Full Sail” counseling programme, you go on a playful, at times confronting but always  effective journey to explore your own mind, (re)discover yourself and build your self-confidence.

At the end of this 12-session journey:

Are you ready to plot your course?
Click the button to request your free Navigation video call.

In Volle Vaart

  • Free Navigation Call
  • 12 Sessions (60-75 min.)
  • 4-6 months
  • Online counseling possible
  • Free Ship Psychology anchor set

What clients say about "At Full Sail"

"Christel's Ship method makes so much sense, it's incredible that regular mental health services haven't adopted it yet. The methode teaches you to recognise why the little voices in your head and heart say what they do, and how to help them work together when they are arguing. My life is so much calmer and more balanced as a result."
Coordinator Higher Education
"The Ship and the Crew make it easier to recognise behavioural patterns and protection mechanisms. As a result, I can see more quickly whether or not they are constructive, and I can adjust them if necessary."
Web Developer
"I think it's great that I can consciously let my Crew talk to each other, and that they help each other. In this way I gain insight into what I unconsciously already knew, but had hidden so deeply that I no longer realised it was there.

Now I resolve my issues step by step, and feel the support of my Crew. The best part is: I can always count on them, and the better they feel and understand each other, the better I feel too."
"Christel has certainly helped me in difficult times, both with myself and my business development. I now have more peace of mind, am more relaxed and have more time to work on what is important to me."
Event Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

Maybe you already know what causes your problems and maybe that cause has a diagnosable name. Or perhaps you don’t know what is what beyond that you don’t want to feel like this anymore. 

In both cases, “At Full Sail” helps you get a handle on your problem and find a solution. The aim of the counseling is to (re)discover your internal mental resillience, so you are once more able to cope with the challenges you face – now and in future. Ultimately, that is what self-confidence really is! 

If you want to know more about how working with me can help you in your specific situation, booking a free Navigation Call is the easiest way to receive the answer to your questions.   

Since the Covid crisis, video calls have proved to be an effective alternative to face-to-face sessions. The methods I use don’t require us to be in the same physical room and all exercises can be done across a video screen. Having gained extensive experience working with clients unable to travel or living at least half a continent away, I can confidently state that online counseling is as effective as face-to-face sessions.  

All sessions have a duration of at least 60 minutes, guaranteed. 

However, when you discover something important towards the end of those 60 minutes, I will not leave you to deal with this on your own because “time is up”. You deserve to explore and process this discovery to a point where you feel comfortable to wrap up our conversation for the time being. Typically, a few extra minutes are sufficient to give you that space, but sometimes you may need a bit more. If so, that space is available for you.

Tip: In your own calendar, do not schedule another appointment back-to-back with your sessions. You just put in a lot of effort, even if it may not seem like a lot. Give your self a bit of time to catch your (subconscious) mental breath.  

Yes, it’s possible to pay in 3 monthly instalments of € 272 (including € 15 administration fee). The first instalment is due before the first session. The other two instalments are due one resp. two months after the invoice date of the first instalment. Don’t worry: you will receive an overview of what is due when well in advance. 

If you’d like to make use of this option, just let me know during our Navigation Call. 

Indeed I also offer a 6-session programme: “Through the Storm”. This short programme is designed to tackle practical issues and to help get a first handle on more complex problems.   

When you book your free Navigation Call, we will discuss which programme would be best suited for you and what the short programme can offer you.

Your Free Navigation Call

“At Full Sail” is an investment in yourself that will benefit you for life.

But it’s not an easy route to travel, and my approach isn’t a good fit for everyone by default. So let’s meet on Zoom to get to know each other a bit better in a free Navigation Call. 

By the end of this 60-min. video call, you will know what you can expect of me as a counselor, how I can help you with the issues that you’re struggling with, and you will have a first step you can take towards resolving those issues. It’s free of charge, with no obligation to purchase anything.