My Approach to Coaching

In my coachings I use an approach that could best be described as Integrative Therapeutic Coaching. Let me explain to you what I mean by that: 


Integrative in the sense that I am convinced that there is no one-size-fits-all approach or method in coaching because we all are unique individuals with our very own biography, beliefs, patterns, challenges and talents. This is why I integrate a wide array of approaches, methods and techniques from different schools of thought into my work. We will work with an individually tailored, flexible and adaptive plan that really fits your personality, needs and goals.


Therapeutic in the sense that I am drawing on my experience not only from life coaching, but also from psychotherapy and counseling. The extensive research in the field of psychotherapy has brought about methods and techniques that are scientifically validated, and also in many cases very suitable and highly effective in life coaching. Being a mental health counselor, I value the benefits of integrating and harnessing those (psycho)therapeutic approaches into my coaching work.

Let me tell you a little bit about the methods that I use:

I am especially fond of the ideas and tools of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), the aim of which is to help us commit to create a rich and meaningful life based on what really matters to us, while accepting the pain that life (yes, every life!) inevitably brings. This includes the following dimensions:

a. Exploring and clarifying your core values, your heart’s deepest desires for how you want to live your life. Those values will then serve as the guiding stars of your life, inspiring you, motivating you and providing the direction (even in times of adversity and despair) towards the life you really strive to live. 

b. Knowing that difficult thoughts and feelings are an inevitable aspect of all of our lives, you will develop psychological skills to deal more effectively with them and learn how to reduce their grip and impact on your life.

c. Focusing your attention more and more on the present moment and engaging fully in whatever you are doing.


This results in more psychological flexibility and in living a life that is based on your very individual core values and goals. This comes as a truly liberating experience of a rich, vivid and meaningful life – with all its facets.



Another very powerful method that I use is Hypnosis. I personally don't know any other methods that work so quickly, effectively and straight to the point. The effectiveness of hypnosis has been scientifically proven in countless studies all around the world. If you want to read more about hypnosis and how it can help you, please click here.



Besides that, I integrate ideas and tools from the following schools and approaches:

  • Systemic Therapy
  • NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 
  • SEI® - Somatic Emotional Integration
  • Mindfulness, Breathwork and Relaxation Techniques
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Depth Psychology 
  • Yager-Code / Subliminal Therapy by Dr. Yager
  • Talk Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Hypnosis - as mentioned above