What people are saying about working with me?

[Couple therapy helped] to communicate better with my partner without offending him [and] solving deeper problems.

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- Nadine, 33

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Therapy is a great way to learn more about yourself, many times things you might not have known at all. It helped me greatly to overcome struggles I had with myself as well as with those around me. The most important thing I learned from therapy is that it’s ok to talk about something that’s bothering me, may it be to a therapist, but also friends and family.

- Patricia, 25

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Aurora has true interest in helping people, and this becomes apparent very soon after talking with her.  She listened to the issues I was struggling with, and in a non-judgmental manner, asked questions that were both thought provoking and helped with generating solutions.  Her nature is one of warmth and understanding, making her very easy to talk with and open up to.

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- Mateo, 52

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Aurora helped us find our way through a major emotional chaos we were lost in. From the moment we walked into her office, we always felt a great comfort to open up and reveal something overlooked, something different than what we had been arguing about over 1,5 years. Through her guidance, we picked ourselves up from the ground and defined a new medium to our relationship.

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- Ozlem & Malic

Aurora is a knowledgeable and empathetic therapist that help establish tangible goals to improve my emotional state. She makes sure to add levity throughout each session, but makes sure we're continually making progress.

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- António

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We felt confident already in the first session. The patience, the understanding, the caring and above all the tireless motivation even at times we seem to get stuck, to help us. Help us in a way that seems so natural. Thank you Aurora for giving us the tools for much more understanding towards each other.

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- Jaap & Muriel

Aurora really helped me to get to know myself better, and provided me the tools and insight to work on my personal issues successfully.

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- George, 39

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[Couple therapy helped me] to reflect and share feelings. It is a safe place to feel open and be able to talk and be understood.

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- Martha, 26

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It was difficult at first to open myself about my problems, but it became better as I felt more comfortable talking to Aurora. She helped me see I could improve and she gave me the tools to do so successfully. It is really good (and important) to talk to someone that has a different view than yourself or your friends/family, because that allows you to stop and reflect on your personal issues and feelings more deeply; it gives you a different insight on how to solve a problem you thought was unsolvable.

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- Paris, 23

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It is not a quick fix pill, but therapy gives you a framework on how to tackle your relationship issues or issues that may lead to conflict in relationships. Therapy also gives you some perspective on how you might be contributing to the conflict or issue and how certain approach might solve or alleviate the issue. At the end of the day though, it takes effort and you have to apply these methods to solve a certain problem.

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- George, 31

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Aurora’s able to summarize complex thought processes that lay behind the emotional reactions that influence relationships, in a very efficient, clear and understandable way is incredible! During each session Aurora is able to help reveal in a very accurate yet sensitive way what’s going on in your mind and how that may make you feel and react and interact with those around you. Her insight and guidance  gives you the opportunity to separate your emotions from the facts, which is very refreshing and also allows you to look at issues, and your own and partner's reaction to them, from a different and positive perspective.

For us, Aurora shows the right level of compassion and empathy whilst remaining very professional. She acts like a “team member” and is always aiming to find a solution which works for both partners whilst also keeping the set goals in mind.

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- James & Nadia

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Aurora creates a comforting space for us to share our concerns. We've worked through a number of issues, but we always leave our sessions feeling closer and excited about the future.

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- Jordan & Sara

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My husband and I are an interracial, intercultural couple and we have been married for 21 years. Moving to the Netherlands placed a tremendous amount of stress and unhappiness on our relationship. 

From the first appointment, Aurora's open and pleasant demeanour, sense of humour and insight made our sessions something that we both started to look forward too. Aurora was able to assist us in recognizing the negative communication spiral we continuously found ourselves in. She created an environment that made us both feel safe and enabled us to be completely honest with each other regardless of the consequences. Through this process she was able to assist us in understanding the real reasons for our behaviour and turn towards empathy and validation of each other’s needs. Listening and responding to us without bias and without judgment allowed us to shift from pointing fingers, defensiveness and denial to get to the root of issues which really helped us to turn a corner. Our process with Aurora has made us both feel loved and supported by each other, something that seemed very far away before we started.

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- Jan & Elle

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My wife and I sought counselling with Aurora to help us with communicating better. We come from very different backgrounds and we just weren’t able to really hear each other. After the first session, we both had 'ah hahs' that have changed the way we listen to each other. Aurora put us at ease during each session, helped to lead us to answers that we found together and did not force issues. We would recommend her for any type or phase of relationship. Sometimes you just need another perspective to provide clarity.

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- Alina & Sarah

Aurora has been such a positive influence on our marriage. We have worked with her for several months and find the time with her always brings us closer together by enabling us to communicate better and recognise patterns of behaviour we have struggled to change for many years.  We both feel very comfortable talking openly with Aurora and get balanced help from her when we are together.  We are now able to recognise when we are getting stuck and are slowly learning to resolve our issues ourselves.  I really feel Aurora has made our marriage so much stronger and happier which has made such a positive impact on our home life.

- Josh and Trish

What people are saying about the workshops for couples?

Amazingly my partner opened as never before, I was not expecting it. The way Aurora welcomed us and helped us go into a moment of intimacy we couldn't reach by ourselves, was so smooth and kind. I am very thankful. Thank you so much, Aurora!

Very positive energy in the workshop! Good job!

- Jane, 34

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Fun and engaging and someone who explores and makes you feel comfortable.

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Tips and theory very helpful.

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Very useful workshop that explores the roots and habits in a relationship. It offers simple and effective ideas to realise and improve own behaviours.

- Susan & Ricardo

[The workshop was introduced in] presentable & easy to understand manner.

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- Willem, 31
- Karen, 38

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- Matthew, 39
- Floyd, 40

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