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Finding Balance Between the Mind and Heart: Philosophy of Mind and Heart Consulting

The lotus flower typically lives in muddy water and it blooms beautifully despite living in this muddy water. It symbolises resiliency and beauty. I believe that every person is born with the capacity to be resilient, to bounce back from challenging circumstances and to bloom in muddy waters. ​

As a South African expat who has been living in the Netherlands for the past 5 years, I understand that one's resiliency is tested in a country so different from your own. Children, adolescents and young adults who leave their home countries to live elsewhere face many challenges. Their ability to bounce back from these challenges are key factors in how they function in the new space they are living in. 

With my experience as high school teacher, Learning Diversity Specialist at a Dutch International School and with an Honours degree in Educational Psychology & Master's degree in Counseling Psychology I have the ability to support your child or adolescent or you as a young adult as you learn to bloom and flourish in your life in the Netherlands.

"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." Maya Angelou

About Megan

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I am a South African expat residing in Uithoorn, the Netherlands. I have an independent practice in that focuses on supporting expat children, adolescents and their families. I also support young adults between the ages of 20 and 26. 

I am a big dog-lover and wish to one day have at least two fur-babies of my own! 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Humanities (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

  • Honours Degree in Educational Psychology (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

  • Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology (Webster University, Leiden, the Netherlands)

Professional memberships:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)- PRC 0027910

  • Dutch Institute for Psychologists (NIP)- 237892

  • Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) - 86691627

Areas of expertise:

  • Supporting children with ADHD/ADD in thriving despite their diagnosis.

  • Third Culture Kids

  • Social skills development

  • Anxiety

  • Depression/ low mood

  • Divorce

  • Emotion regulation

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Shyness/ making friends

  • Parental support

  • Grief & loss

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