My Training Background



Individually supervised by: Yu Lingna (于玲娜)Saskia Ohlin,

Group supervised by: Li Yuliang (李瑜亮), Kathryn Rudlin and Evangelia Anthis, Wendy Behary and Joan Farrell

In the past:

Yuan Jing 敬媛Maarten OlthetenVelaria PierdominiciAnne M.C. de Voogt

Workshop training 


Workshop Brief Eclective Psychotherapy for PTSD with Dhr. prof.dr. B.P.R. Gersons (Berthold) and Mw. drs. P.E. David (Pepita)

Enhancing Schema Therapy Skills: Working with complexity with Saskia Ohlin and Ruth McCutcheon

Imagery Rescripting as a Method to Change Emotional Memories & Schema by Prof. Aroud Arntz

Implementing Group Schema Therapy: 30-sessions Protocal with Eelco Muste, Evy Tjoa & Maria Rocher

The New Case Conceptualization with Susanne Vind and Jeff Young

Core Schema Therapy Skills with Saskia Ohlin and Ruth McCutcheon


Incredible Years: gedragstherapeutische oudertraining in opvoedvaardigheden with Marte van der Horst MSc, dr. Maartje Raaijmakers

Long training


ICCI International Coaching Diploma Course


Clinical Internship in Second Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, Hunan, as well as Hunan Women Prison, for forensic psychiatric examination and everyday running in the psychiatric ward, in China.


Forensic Psychology Master Program at Maastricht University 

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“Learn to trust yourself”


Migration, family or work, stress can easily make people become social withdrawal, difficulte to make decisions, feel lost and trapped.
When it comes to our problem solving, a little bit of trust towards ourselves gives us ennormous help to reach our goal: in a humanistic perspective, it is the trust in your own self-acturalizing tendencies. With the trust, we open the path to self-knowledge — the hidden answer to our choices — and self-compassion — the warm understanding when we suffer in stead of self-criticism.
But this is not easy. As a psychologist, I have been helping people for 5 years (>1,500 hours of one-to-one session). I saw people pushing themselves harder and harder to fufill their or others expectation under stress withouth an reconciliation, until they are totally burnout. The process is not easy, but worth to go through.
This is what I learned from my helping experience, together with the training I have been taking at the moment.
Since last year, I have been taking the ICCI International Coaching Diploma Course, learning the solution-focused and person-centered (or humanistic) coaching and counseling skills. As a process of a new set of skill building, I am looking for one client who could work with me for five 45-minute sessions in low cost (30 euro each).  (Normally coaching sessions charge 100-200 euro per session in the market.)
Since I would like to expand my experience to people from other backgrounds, they would be held with my English.
In these 5 sessions, I would mainly take a person-centered and solution-focused approach. It means the helping journey would be a collaborative process driven by your goal. By the empathic and solution-oriented approach, you will learn about yourself and your unused resources, feeling empowered and motivated, and commit to reaching your potential/ your goal.
Normally, I charge 80 euro per session. Since these 5 sessions are not only for you, but also for my new skill building, they are held in a very low cost (30 euro each).
  • The first session would not be charged unless you feel like to continue.
  • After the 5 sessions, if you want to continue, it is possible with regular charge.
  • If you feel you want to stop before the 5 sessions end, you are free to do so.
  • I am obliged to the ethical code of Het Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen. Your rights and your confidentiality will be fully respected.
My helping style has been described by my clients and peers as: “deep listening and understanding”, “very soothing”, “very respecting”, “heartfelt”.
If you are interested, or you would like to know more, feel free to contact me via . Because of the Covid-19 situation, my sessions are conducted via Zoom.
More information about me and my work is available on my website and visiting my LinkedIn profile .
I believe that, with a little bit of help, you can find the trust towards to yourself.

Schema Therapy Experiential Group (2020 Jan)

What is Schema Focused Therapy

Schemas are fixed, often unconscious beliefs and influence the way you see yourself and your environment. They have their origins in childhood to deal with certain situations.

In your current life, however, schema patterns can hold back positive changes.

In the group we will work with the schema modes. A schema mode is a state of emotions, thoughts and behaviour when schemas are triggered:

“I have to give other people a lot of attention; my own needs are less important.”
(Schema mode – compliant surrenderer)

“I never do well enough, I have to do my best even harder.”
(Schema mode – demanding parent)

“Everyone leaves me in the end.”
(Schema mode – vulnerable child)

For Whom

  • Chronic depression or anxiety (fear)
  • Problematic life patterns
  • Lonely and lack of social support
  • Speak and understand English
  • Not suitable for people with: addiction problems, psychosis, ADHD cannot be controlled by medicines, dissociation disorder

Date & Time:

From 20 January 2020,
9.30 am – 11.30 am
8 Monday mornings

Kortenaerplein 32, Amsterdam

Nanci Nievaard / Psychomotor therapist
Zhi Li / Psychologist / schema focused therapist in training

How and why group therapy?

In the group, you will learn to recognize your schema modes in your daily life, how you deal with them and how you can change them.

We will go back to the past, but the accent focuses on change in the presence.

We will use both cognitive and experiential methods, like influences from drama therapy and psychomotor therapy.

By sharing experiences, you learn from and through each other.

Do you want to explore your schema modes in a safe environment and break through them?

Then this group might be suitable for you.

To Start

To participate, you will be invited to have an intake interview with Zhi Li and Nanci Nievaard.

If you decide to start, you will be asked to complete a schema mode questionnaire. This will give you a clear starting point for the module.

Group size: Maximum 8 participants. The group may include men and women.

Attendance: You are expected to attend all 8 meetings.

Cost: 75 euro per session, 600 euro in total.
2 installments possible
(300 euro per month)

Intake and questionnaire are free of charge.

Interested? If you are interested, you could contact us.

Nanci Nievaard
31 6 4029 5867

Zhi Li
31 6 2019 6330