BSc Social Work
MSc Clinical Psychology
Else is a Clinical Psychologist from The Netherlands with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She has worked in various settings, cultures and countries including Africa, Europe, Asia, and is currently residing in Myanmar since 2018.
Else believes in the value and uniqueness of every individual. She holds compassion for those who are experiencing emotional suffering and is dedicated to assisting them on their healing journey. Her primary focus is on helping individuals move beyond painful experiences towards self-development and an improved quality of life. She offers comprehensive psychosocial support to individuals of all ages, addressing a broad range of issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, low self-esteem and interpersonal and relational difficulties.
Else’s professional background includes working in safe houses with at-risk young women and their children who have experienced trauma, providing support to children with learning difficulties in school settings, providing therapy to children who are experiencing emotional and behavioural struggles, and assisting adults with depression and anxiety in clinical settings. She has experience with both individual, family as well as group therapy.
Drawing from an integrative holistic approach, Else considers all aspects of human nature including the body, mind, and spirit, in her therapeutic work. She incorporates a blend of cognitive-behavioural, attachment, client-centred, systemic, and interpersonal therapy techniques tailored to meet the unique personality and needs of each client. The provision of trauma-informed care is foundational in Else’s approach. By embracing a trauma-informed lens, Else recognises that past experiences can play a pivotal role in shaping an individual's present struggles. This understanding allows her to approach therapy with compassion, empathy, and a comprehensive perspective, ultimately fostering healing and growth in her clients. Else also recognises the significance of cultivating a positive and strong therapeutic relationship as a key factor in achieving successful outcomes.