My name is Charlotte de Kroon and I live with my partner and two children in Sheffield. I graduated 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).
As well as my work experience, I have also followed additional studies, including a training program to qualify as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, accredited by the EABCT (European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive therapy). Here in the UK I’m a member of the BPS and the BACP.
CBT can be used extremely effectively for short-term psychological treatment. It represents 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.
As a result of my VGCT studies, I came into contact with mindfulness and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) the so called third wave of behavioural therapy. This is a way of living/working that appealed to me enormously, so that as soon my studies finished, I started giving mindfulness and ACT courses. I use mindfulness and ACT in my one-to-one sessions, in addition to cognitive behavioural therapy.
I’ve already helped many people with many different issues, varying from all kinds of coping problems, depressive moods, anxieties and dissatisfaction with choices made in life in general -to dealing with difficult events like a divorce or suffering from a disease like cancer.