"Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing." John Stuart Mill vision >


The documentary maker Linda Blagg has made an interview with me. She captured some of the most crucial moments in my life, experiences that changed my life, and transformed me. My soul's journey guided by God, love and loss - eventually leading me to Australia. 

As a theologian, writer, researcher and creative I am specialised in contemporary spirituality, spiritual care and contemporary art. I have produced numerous articles, research reports, and a book. The complete list can be found in my CV. Most of these writings are in Dutch, my native language. The past three years I had to concentrate on getting settled in my new home country, West Australia. Recently I have started to write new articles, essays and research, in English. See NEWS to keep up to date. 

I am part of the research team on 'Innovation of Spiritual Care' at the Research Institute for Health Care Improvement at the Radboud Academical Medical Centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 
Currently I am preparing a PhD in Philosophy titled: 'Soul, art and aesthetics as spaces for personal transformation in times of suffering due to illness. Innovation of spiritual care within healthcare.'
I am qualified through my degrees, long career, and life experiences to walk with people on their spiritual journey. I offer spiritual counselling. With a specialization in oncology, palliative care and parents of sick children. 

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ANZAC Day on pause - The Power of Rituals


An essay about the power of Anzac Day in a pandemic Lights from candles and torches create a circle of white dots on the green wet lawn next to the church on which grounds I live. Anzac Day was completely new to me three years ago. Today it is different. Half a year after I first arrived in Western Australia I went to my first Anzac Day Dawn Service. It was the Centenary Year of 2018. Never before had I witnessed the sunrise together with so many people. This first year we walked up in the direction of Monument Hill in Fremantle. My new home town.

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My practice is based in Beaconsfield / South Fremantle