Charlotte de Kroon, CBT & Mindfulness Therapist
Charlotte de Kroon - CBT, Mindfulness & ACT Therapist
M.Sc Clinical Psychology, Registered CBT Therapist (Netherlands), Registered Mindfulness Trainer (Netherlands), Registered ACT Therapist (Netherlands)
Member of the EABCT (European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy), BPS (British Psychology Society) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Appointments in Sheffield S11 & online
My approach to counselling
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and also teach mindfulness and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). My experience is that combining these methods works very well. They all represent a transparent, practical way of working which is based on the present. In a limited number of sessions, my aim is to give clients the tools they need to help themselves in the future. This doesn’t mean that all their problems will be solved, but it does change the way in which they perceive these problems and deal with them.
It’s very important that a client is willing to work on his or her problems in between sessions, whether it’s by doing some writing, training new behaviour or meditating.
“I was going through a rough time in my life. My head was working fulltime and I couldn’t let go of my worries. The sessions with Charlotte really helped me to organise my thoughts and to step back from time to time.” Lisette (27)
My inspiration to become a counsellor
When I attended secondary school I already wanted to be a psychologist and I am very happy that I actually became one. But the real work started of course after my studies! I think being a good counsellor is much more than having your diplomas. In this job getting older -and more experienced- is actually quite convenient!
It’s wonderful to really connect with people in an open, transparent way and work on their issues together.
“I was never a supporter of ‘floaty’ coaching styles but Charlotte teaches mindfulness in a sober, relaxed way, and it turned out that this was really what I needed.” David (46)
What I can help with
CBT and mindfulness together help you to get a better insight in your thinking and your behavioural patterns. It offers proper, healthier ways to deal with stress and problems, whether you are struggling with panic, anxiety or depression or having to deal with a certain disease or difficult circumstances. Wanting to get more out of life, to enjoy daily life more are also valid reasons to come.
“After my breast cancer it was really hard to get back to the life I wanted. Charlotte is so affectionate and at the same time vigorous. Together we found a way to get through.” Marina (33)
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Types of counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of psychological issues. In brief; CBT looks at how we think and feel. You and me work together in noticing whether any thoughts or behaviours are unhelpful for you, and thinking about whether these could be changed.
Mindfulness is a specific way of paying attention to what is happening in our lives in the present moment, as it truly is. Of course it won’t eliminate life’s pressures – but with practice it can help you take notice of (and hopefully stop) negative, habitual reactions to everyday stress. The most common way this technique is practiced is through mindfulness meditation.
ACT is all about accepting what is out of your personal control, and committing to action that improves and enriches your life. The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life.
Because all these three methods have their own strengths I don’t limit myself to one of them. I use all these methods together in an eclectic way. Of course the client can chose from which framework you desire to start. I’ll explain this in our first meeting.
“I often felt like not having any grip on my own life. After my sessions with Charlotte I feel much more empowered to make my own decisions. I also am more assertive now and am amble to set better boundaries.” Maaike (53)
How I deliver counselling
I deliver counselling face to face or online.
“I used to be so chaotic; mindfulness taught me to focus better and do one thing after the other instead of all at the same time, which doesn’t work :)” Thomas (29)
Clients I work with
Individuals - who are usually very happy with the way I approach them and their problems. I can be quite direct but always in a mild and warm context. I also find a bit of humour most important in our sessions.
”I am a bit of a perfectionist and especially when I am under a great amount of stress that trait was really bothering me. But after my meetings with Charlotte I am better able to not react to stress in my old, automatic way but to respond in a mindful manner. This helps me to stay calm!” Sophie (38)
I am member of the EABCT (European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy), the BPS (British Psychology Society) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have my masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Amsterdam in 1996. I have been working in the short-term psychological health-care field for over fifteen years in different settings. I’ve had my own private practice CdK in the Netherlands until my move to the UK (summer 2017).
Initial interview costs £55 (to be paid cash). Fees for further sessions are charged on a graduated scale related to your income.