The Ship Inside Your Head

Three Brains, Not One

We all experience those frustrating mismatches between what we think, feel and do:

  • Wanting to plan something but lacking focus and overview.
  • Being unable to make a simple decision
  • Telling yourself things you don’t really believe.
  • Believing things you know aren’t true.
  • Being angry and scared at the same time, and berating yourself for feeling that way.
  • Indulging in food, drink and other diversions when you know you shouldn’t…
    …the list goes on and on.

The reason for those mismatches becomes clearer when you realise that every person has THREE brains, not just one. Each of these brains has their own tasks and responsibilities to keep our body functional. Just like the Crew of Ship:

Each brain – each Crew Member – has their own qualities, weaknesses, and their own way to interpret and respond to the world around us. When working together, these three unique voices define our personality.

When Your Crew Doesn’t Work Together…

Different as they are, our Crew doesn’t always get along. When they fight one another, our thoughts, feelings and behaviour contradict each other. Instead of confident and determined, we become frustrated, anxious, and disappointed. In short, we experience stress.


Stress is a inevitable part of life, but left unresolved and unaddressed, it can begin to fester. Over time, prolonged stress can cause anxiety, depression, and worse.

The bottom of this funnel is where I spent 20 years of my life, and I know from experience that even that hopeless situation can turn around!

Counseling: My Expertise & Specialities

  • Neurodiversity

    This is an umbrella term for ADHD, ASD, high-sensitivity and high intelligence (also known as gifteness). When you process information and sensory input a little differently than most people do, the standard solutions and treatments may not have the effect you were hoping for. Being neurodiverse myself, I have tons of experience with the unique challenges this brings, the immense variation of how people experience neurodiversity, and how to find solutions that work for you in your particular situation.

  • Mental Resillience

    You've got your life more or less under control, but there is something that has made things difficult of late. Maybe it's something at work or something happened in a personal relationship. You want to feel stronger in such situations, able to bounce back and feel confident about whatever life throws at you. Not just now, but from now on. Learning to work with your Ship helps you do exactly that.

  • Personal Purpose & Effectiveness

    When it's hard to tell what you want, want you're good at, what you want to do, it's hard to set priorities, make decisions and take action. Whether this happens daily with small things like tasks at work, or you are struggling to find your feet after a big change in your life, counseling helps you find clarity of mind.

  • Stress & Burn-out

    Stress reactions are essential to our survival...until they become too much, last too long, and cause more problems than their benefits are worth. Sometimes you can trace your stress to a specific source or event. But sometimes it has been there for so long, you have no idea why you still feel so tense, or what you can do to feel better. When overthinking can't help you understand what is going on, the Ship can.

  • Fear & Anxiety

    Fear protects us, but too much for too long leaves you mentally paralysed yet terribly restless and anxious. Anxiety makes it hard to think, so even though you know you have nothing to fear, you don't feel safe and you can't seem to convince yourself otherwise. The Ship helps you to get a hold on those slippery fears and alleviate or even dissolve them.

  • Depressive Moods

    You feel down, listless, are easily agitated and you tire quickly. You may feel scared, hopeless, even worthless. Or you may feel nothing at all, just a horrible emptiness. Going for a walk or "just smile" don't help at all, but it's difficult to see what would help. But a part of you knows, a part that is difficult to hear through the gloom. Counseling can help you find that connection again, and from there find your way out of the dark.

If you have a problem or question that you aren’t sure fits a category, send me a message or book a free call, and we can have a look together. If what you need exceeds my expertise, I will help you determine what or who would be a better fit for you, and where you can find it.

Methods & Techniques

The Ship Psychology Method is a unique combination of elements from therapeutical methods and techniques that you may recognise from different psychological schools of thought, including:

The exact combination of techniques used in your counseling is tailored to you preferences and what works best for you. No cookie-cutter method, but an approach that fits you and what you need to tackle the problem you’re dealing with. This adaptability makes Ship Psychology an effective method to understand, manage and improve a wide range of mental health issues as well as resolve more practical dilemma’s.

However, what truly sets this method apart from from other therapeutic methods is that the Ship Psychology techniques you learn…

Want to take me up on that challenge? 😉 Let’s talk over a nice cup of coffee in a:

Free Navigation Call

To help you determine if Ship Psychology is a good fit for you in your current situation, I offer a free Navigation Call to all new visitors in my (online) practice. In a one-hour Zoom call, you can ‘test the waters’ without any further investment or obligation.