Mieke Haveman – Certified Online Therapist

Why would you want to work with me?

Let me tell you a little bit about myself first.

Counselling was not my first career choice. Psychology had always held my interest, but after college I decided on a career in the book trade.

Yet during my years there I realised that working with people was what I really wanted to do. I had decided to start counselling courses before chronic pain came into my life.

Chronic pain changed my life in many ways. You have to find your way in the medical world and often change the way you live.

It is not always easy to do this on your own. That is where I come in, to help you on this journey.

Because:

  • I know what it is like to not be understood or your pain not taken seriously because you look fine on the outside.
  • I know what it feels like when doctors tell you they can’t do anything more for you.
  • I understand you don’t always have energy to do all you want. Or why you may choose not to always say yes when friends invite you.

I can help you find a new balance in life and learn to enjoy your life to the fullest.

Why online?

Online counselling is very well suited to people with chronic pain. When we work together we can do so at your pace, you have much more control then when coming to see a therapist. Also you won’t have to travel to see me.

I understand it can be a little scary contacting a counsellor you have not seen in the flesh. That is why I have included a photo of myself.

If you would like to read more about the way I work. Here is a link to an article I wrote for TILT, an online magazine for online counsellors and coaches. My article starts on page 55.

Below you can see a short interview I did with John Wilson from Onlinevents so you can hear what I sound like.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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