Madelief works as a psychologist at OpenUp. During your conversations, she makes use of the ACT method, among other things. This method helps you to live a conscious and valuable life, by teaching you to deal with unpleasant feelings you experience, to take a healthy distance from negative thoughts (Acceptance), to take away inhibitions, and to focus on what is really important in your life and what you value (Commitment).
Together you will explore what costs you energy and what gives you energy in everyday life. Madelief is convinced that a good balance between movement and rest has a positive effect on the psyche. In the consultations, you can expect her to lend a listening ear, ask a lot of open questions, and return her findings to hold up a mirror to you.
To organize her own thoughts and find peace next to her work and social life, she prefers to go running or cycling in nature. She also regularly practices yoga and mindfulness.
Madelief obtained her Master’s degree in Health Psychology at the University of Twente and then worked within the primary mental health care and the work field of Work and Organisational Psychology. In addition, she followed a course in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Running Therapy. She speaks both Dutch and English.