dr. Pieternel Dijkstra

Social Psychologist

Coaching and therapy

I provide individual and relationship coaching and therapy on the basis of the principles underlying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT).

The pressures of today’s society often make people confused about their feelings, their purpose in life and gets them stressed out. I encourage clients to take an honest look at themselves and their relationships, to discover their true values and to start living according to these values. Often this means that people have to let go of restrictive beliefs, thoughts or (childhood) experiences, and make behavioral changes – for instance  learning to say ‘no’ to other people. Only by making choices that reflect their authentic beliefs and values people may live a fulfilling life, one that suits them instead of one that suits other people’s needs or expectations. I help people re-connect with these values and help them create those conditions that they need to thrive, individually as well as in their relationship.

More information (in Dutch) about my services can be found on: www.psycholooggroningenstad.nl