"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 Spiritual Care titled: 'Art 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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retreat about Thomas Merton FULLY BOOKED


In April I will be running a retreat on Thomas Merton at the Benedictine Monastery of New Norcia in West Australia. The focus will be on contemplative awareness and creativity in your own spiritual journey. more information

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If you are interested to find out how I can be of use, please write a message. I will contact you within 24 hours. 

My practice is based in Beaconsfield / South Fremantle