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Counseling

Person-centered Counseling

Counseling aims to reveal the underlying emotional and behavioral patterns behind your life questions. We go as deep as you wish and feel comfortable with. My job as a counselor is to facilitate you in finding the answers to your questions. We search for solutions together. We look for tools and ways that will help you deal with your issues yourself.

As a counselor, I espouse a person-centered approach. My counseling will be tailored to your needs. I am here to support you in discovering your wishes so that you can discover your own power. The aim is not only to gain insights, but also to find practical steps to bring in the change you wish for in your life.

Expertise

I focus specifically on the following issues:

  • fertility
  • miscarriage
  • fear of birth
  • birth trauma.

Methods

I like to work with creative methods to support our counseling sessions.

Depending on what your personal preferences are, these methods include:

  • visualizing
  • drawing
  • writing.

Practicalities

When you contact me for counseling, we proceed as follows:

  • We first call shortly to discuss what your question is and how I could help.
  • We make an initial plan as to how we will work together.
  • If we agree to work together, we conduct sessions of one to two hours.
  • The amount and frequency of sessions will depend on your question and needs. On average, 5-6 sessions are needed.
  • Your privacy is guaranteed. I work according to the ethical code of the ACC (Academy for Counselling and Coaching).
  • I can counsel you in English, Dutch, Turkish, or French.

My hourly fee is €75. Travelling costs (€0.21 per km) and parking costs will be charged per session.

I also offer my services online.

TESTIMONIALS

Caroline
Groningen
I am so grateful that Semin came into my life, several years ago now. She had been with me through my entire fertility journey, helping me navigate through a very challenging time, always ready to support and advise. She had been a counsellor, an advocate and finally I was able to enjoy the amazing, transformative experience of the Rebozo Closing Ritual with Semin and her colleague Julie from Mama Cocoon. Thank you for being such a valued advisor, and friend!
Dagmara
Zeeland
Semin throughout 2 years of our online meetings acted as my mentor, adviser and fertility specialist. I am forever grateful that she has a customized oriented approach per each case and that in my case, she acts as a consultant only, which has given me more self-esteem in the process of negotiation with medical stuff members. When I was pregnant, we were in touch again, and this time around Semin helped me navigate the Dutch pregnancy and post-partum world as she is also a doula. I will also contact her after my baby is born, and she will also assist me to establish my new work-life balance as a mum. What I like the most about Semin, that she is very responsive, reflective and she sums up our online meeting in an email, exactly what one needs from a consultancy, hence I highly recommend and value her service.
Peren
Noord-Holland
I was trying to cope with stress at work, stress at home, and yes stress at the hospital too. I was through three iui and one ivf treatments when I met this knowledgeable and caring person. As an expat living in the NL for three years, I missed my own doctor, my family, and was craving for some (any?!) support. We have met only three times yet that made a lot of difference. And in between she was always in touch; checking with me to offer further advise. She was open about sharing her personal story and helped me build mine. I went through another yet this time more relaxed and fun ivf cycle with this supportive person. I have not fully come out still; yet all looks much brighter now.
E&K
Zuid-Holland
The two sessions with Semin have helped us a lot! It felt very nice, familiar, and easy to talk about our wish to have a baby with an experienced expert. There is room for every emotion, and you can fill in the sessions yourself. Although we talked a lot about this issue together, the conversations with Semin gave us other insights on how we both dealt with the challenges of this process. Semin helped us to put things into perspective, also through sharing her own story. Semin was also able to meet on weekends and evenings, which was very handy.
R&D
Zuid-Holland
Semin has guided us together at the beginning of our fertility treatments. Thanks to the counselling sessions, we gained insight into what our wish to have a child means to us and how we can deal with this. Pleasant that the conversations can take place in the evening. Semin is in that sense very flexible.