About Melanie

My name is Melanie. As a UK citizen who spent much of my childhood living abroad, I understand the unique challenges of an international lifestyle. I completed my education in England and began my career with the NHS in London, where I trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and earned my accreditation as a CBT therapist.

Seventeen years ago, my journey took me abroad, first to Amsterdam, then to Munich, and eventually back to Amsterdam. In both cities, I’ve had the privilege of using CBT and Life Coaching to support expats from all walks of life.

My personal experience in a multicultural relationship and raising Third Culture Kids, combined with my work with international clients, has given me a deep understanding of both the joys and challenges of expatriate life. I recognize that sometimes, our personal resources don’t quite match up to the demands life places on us, leading us to repeat unhelpful patterns. This is where therapy or coaching can make a real difference.

I believe that a warm, friendly, and approachable setting is crucial for successful therapy. I also like to infuse a bit of humour into my sessions whenever possible. My goal is to empower my clients with the skills they need to manage their current challenges and to equip them with tools for whatever life throws their way.

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place”
~ Miriam Adeney
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Professional Accreditations

Choosing an accredited therapist or coach ensures you’re working with someone who has met rigorous training standards and adheres to professional guidelines. This means you can trust in a safe, effective, and professional practice. I’m proud to be registered with the following organisations:

Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist

Vereniging voor Gedrags- en Cognitieve therapieën:

VGCT Accredited Therapist

Registered Life Coach

International Coach Federation:

Registered with International Coaching Federation

 Commitment to Excellence

As a registered coach and therapist, I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development. I regularly attend courses, workshops, and conferences to stay up to date and enhance my skills. To maintain the highest professional standards in my therapy and coaching, I am also regularly supervised by a fellow professional on an ongoing basis.

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