Peter Paffrath

I was raised in Dublin, Ireland, where I studied commerce in University College Dublin. After college, I travelled to Australia to spend a year exploring that great and vast country. I returned to Ireland where the Celtic Tiger economic boom was taking hold and found a job in telecoms solutions on the testing side. Then I went on to work in the telecoms industry in the Netherlands, moving from roles in testing and design to product/project management.

I undertook a year of counselling training in The Hague and it ignited my interest and love of therapy and how powerful it can be for people in distress who want to change something in their lives that is holding them back. I then decided to take the plunge and return to Ireland to study for a graduate diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy in Dublin City University.

Having completed my studies in May 2011, I returned to the Netherlands in September 2011. I work with adults (18+) on a wide range of health and psychosocial problems, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, adjustment difficulties, work- and career-related issues, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, chronic health issues and body image. I am particularly interested in the psychological impact of expatriation and repatriation on individuals and families. My approach in therapy is very person-centered.

I am a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Algemene Beroepsvereniging voor Counselling (ABvC) and I work in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht.


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