English speaking psychologists, coaches & therapists

Hello and welcome to our expat English speaking psychologists. Here you can find out how we can help you in difficult times, especially during COVID-19. Our team works for you in an independent private psychological practice and qualified over more than 18 years of experienced therapy. Our team is specialized and committed to delivering quality services that are reliable and professional and provide therapy in all sorts of psychological problems as anxiety, burnout, couples problems, stress, lack of purpose and lack of fulfillment in life, anger and depression. If you are stuck in life, have feelings of overwhelming, anxiety emotions you probably better off not to deal with this alone. We worked with many partners: ESA European Space Agency, Shell, KLM, Nutricia and many more international companies ask us for guidance for their people.

"Where should we begin? At times we all long for a better fulfilled life, even a more fulfilling relationship and meaningful work. How do we get there? Where do we begin? We can help you find your way. We believe that therapy is a journey back home to this sense of wholeness. We all do this ‘work’ wholehearted."

Please check your psychological symptoms and then decide if you want to start your therapy with us.

  • Overwhelmed
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Family issues
  • Childhood trauma
  • Trauma
  • Feeling stuck in life
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger

We offer professional live sessions & online sessions available. 

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Psycholoog Noordwijk
Westeinde 94

Merel Hovestad

Psychologist Merel Hovestad MSc

I studied psychology (Masters degree), direction clinical psychology in Amsterdam and it’s my passion in life, to help others see the right perspective, purpose and fulfillment in life. Getting rid of all the life trauma’s and heal from the past in order to grow the rest of your life. I’ve travelled the world for a year with my husband (before we got our two kids) and I’ve visited more than 50 countries. Travelling is my passion, now with two kids I travel with my family and our old campervan in our holidays across Europe. My mission in life is coaching people in psychology and help them healing from their past is. That’s why I’ve helped more than 1500 people in the past 17 years. 

“You have the potential for greatness. But sometimes we forgot how to use our challenges and life experiences to self-actualization. Your existence deserves to be fulfilling and radiant.”

Merel Hovestad

Psychologist Mascha Mooij MSc

Helping people to discover their strengths and manage their weaknesses; that’s my purpose in life. I graduated as a psychologist and have been working in mental health care for almost 15 years now. Most of my experience is in counseling and treating adults with depression, anxiety, burnout symptoms, and ADHD. During my career I improved my skills in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Not so long ago, while I was recovering from my burnout symptoms, I experienced that everything in life is energy. Body, mind and spirit are connected and since then I’ve embraced the holistic approach to my private life and in work even more. A new beginning, that's how it feels and I'm grateful that I can reinforce the team of Psychologist Noordwijk. I’ve expanded my 'toolbox' of interventions with EFT smarttapping and will soon start with Emotional Focused Therapy for couseling couples with relationship problems. In interaction with others I am compassionate and sensitive, so that I can create a context of emotional and physical safety during therapy sessions.

Miriam Streur

Therapist Miriam Streur MSc

All my life I lived at the sea, I love to surf and the gives me a balanced life, a life in flow and I feel even more connected to myself. As a therapist this is also what I love to bring you in my sessions to your life. Because everyone needs flow, balance and connection in life. This is my focus for you in therapy. I’m specialized in family therapy, couples therapy and children. As a therapist I help High Sensitive Persons (HSP & HSS) to cope with their life problems.

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.”

Suzanne Ronde

Psychologist Kristin Kiessling

"“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself”

This place inside of you, feels calm and safe.

Sometimes when life brings challenges, it is difficult to find this place of silence within you. Emotions that are nagging, intrusive thoughts that are constantly coming up, bodily sensations or whatever it is, you are struggling with. This calmness within you can feel far away then.

Hi, my name is Kristin Kiessling. I grew up in Germany and came to the Netherlands for my studies - never left, as you see. I strive to stand beside kids, youngsters and adults, to find out what they are longing for and what they need to believe in themselves again. I have experience in treating anxieties, depression, trauma’ s, ADHD, autism, emotional dysregulation, self-acceptance and Burn-out.

“Everything you need, you’ll find within you. You are the treasure!”

I love to move and do. Yoga, going for a walk and working outside in nature makes me feel calm. Moving mindfully and being aware of yourself, how you feel, what you think, are opportunities to get to know yourself better. I believe that the body is the compass. It shows how you feel, think, what your boundaries and your capabilities are.

Never forget the mind of course, it is always connected to the body: body & mind. Recognizing your own thoughts and what impact they have on you, is important. And at the same time finding out, how am I letting my thoughts be for what they are instead of fighting.

“Let’s go on a treasure hunt, finding the calmness within you”


  • Master psychology, “Child- and adolescent psychology”, University of Leiden
  • Education in Cognitive behavioral therapy for children and teenager
  • Allround Yoga voor children 200 hrs at Jip en Janneke Academie, modules were yoga for children and teenager (also therapeutic), child-parent yoga (baby yoga and toddler yoga) and yoga in schools.
  • Vinyasa yoga 200 hrs, at Green Yoga International in Mallorca
  • Smarttapping


Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

In order to let go all sorts of negative experiences, negative emotions, negative thoughts and sensations you need a method. The result is light after the darkness, relax system and more perspective and happiness. This is the most effective, interesting and liberating therapy method we know. We teach you this method in our sessions so you feel empowered enough to do it yourself when you need this. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

This therapy is the most common and effective and researched therapy there is in the world. It’s about the relationship between our problems, our behavior and our thoughts. 


Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) ‘Hold me tight’ method of Sue Johnson

Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) ‘Hold me tight’ method of Sue Johnson

For couples counselling this is the best and the most researched method there is, and we understand why. This is because you work with your loving partner in a 7-step program to find your love language. Together you can grow your love, feel more connected and have a desired relationship. 

High Sensitive Therapy for HSP

High Sensitive Therapy for HSP

When you feel overwhelmed with your emotions, you feel that daily life is drawing all your energy and you have not found your flow because of all these emotions it is our HSP therapy program that will help you to find a way to cope with all of these stress symptoms. You create awareness in your thoughts, feelings and (limiting) beliefs.


Psycholoog Noordwijk
Merel Hovestad MSc
T: 06 11 48 21 92
E:  info@psycholoog-noordwijk.nl


Locatie 'de Vonk'
Westeinde 94
2211 XS Noordwijkerhout

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