Learn to trust yourself: 5 FREE COACHING SESSIONS OFFERED

“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. With the trust, we open the path to self-knowledge — the hidden answer to your choices — and self-compassion. With a bit of effort, you can build up that trust over time, finding it easier to make decision, and reduce your stress.
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 understand how people beating themselves up over and over, and they finally found trusting themselves as an reconciliation. It is a process that worth to go through.
So far, my experience is mainly with Chinese speaking clients. However, I would like to expand my experience to people from other backgrounds by helping people with my English.
In the past 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 part of the training, I am looking for one client who could work with me for 5 weekly sessions.
In these 5 sessions, I would mainly use 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.
My helping style has been described by my clients as “deep listening and understanding”, “very soothing”, “very respecting”, “heartfelt”.
Normally, I charge 65 euro per session. However, since these 5 sessions are not only for you but also for my education, they will be held free of charge.
I am obliged to the ethical code of Het Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen. Even these sessions are for educational purposes, your confidentiality will be fully respected as usual.
More information about me and my work is available on my website http://li-zhi.net and visiting my LinkedIn profile linkedin.com/in/zhili11 .
If you are interested, or you would like to know more, feel free to contact me via zhi.li.work@gmail.com . Because of the Covid-19 situation, my sessions are conducted via Zoom.
I believe in you that 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