Jan Philip Wieringa (1951) - Section Groningen, Utrecht, Maastricht and Breda
One of the founding members of Praktijk Hoek Melkweg.
I completed my studies as a clinical psychologist in 1982, after which I specialized as a health care psychologist. In later years I studied Gestalt Therapy and Psychosynthesis.
Carla Engelsman (1948) - Section Groningen
After many years of working as a nurse and sociologist, I have become a gestalt therapist in 2004.
I have a practice for psychotherapy, systemic work and coaching and I counsel professionals in health organisations with ‘communicating with attention’.
Magdalena Hristova (1991) - Section Groningen
My internship for the Master Clinical Psychology at the University of Groningen, I did at Praktijk Hoek Melkweg (PHM), in the beginning of 2018. After I graduated from my study, I immediately became a member of team PHM. I started my work at PHM with a lot of enthousiasm and inspiration. Every day since I keep on fascinating myself with how special and unique every client is.
Next to my scientific education I am also actively developing myself presonally and spiritually.
Willem Vos (1981) - Section Groningen
Since the beginning of 2019 I am working as a psychologist at Practice Hoek Melkweg. Besides Psychology, I also studied Social Work and Sociology. I have a teacher’s degree. In addition to my job as a psychologist, I work since 2007 as a teacher Social Work at the Academy of Social Studies of the Hanze University Groningen.
Simo Becking (1993) - Section Groningen
In February 2019 I started working at Praktijk Hoek Melkweg as an intern, and I am working here now as a full-time psychologist since July of that same year. My work consists of conducting intakes and individual therapy sessions and contributing to workshops and courses.
It is very valuable for me to assist other people when they are stuck in life and, at that time, being able to offer them something so that they get a grip on their life again, including all the ups and downs that come with it.
Marja Kuzmanić (1983) - Section Amsterdam
I have been working at Praktijk Hoek Melkweg since 2012. I hold a PhD degree in clinical psychology, with a focus on the topic of suicide. During my Master’s study in social and developmental psychology, I focused on the topic of social and cultural identity.
After finishing my academic studies, I completed a Master’s level training in existential counseling and psychotherapy at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC) in London.
Agnes Garst (1981) - Section Utrecht
Since 2006 I’ve been working at Praktijk Hoek Melkweg. I give, together with my colleague Ralph Evers, the assertiveness and internship trainings. I also do individual therapy.
I studied psychology at the University of Groningen and right now I’m studying at the Aumm institute for body oriented therapy and inner child work.
Ralph Evers (1980) - Section Utrecht
I studied clinical psychology at the University of Groningen and then specialized in Gestalt therapy.
Out of the many psychological theories and forms of psychotherapy, I find the Gestalt approach the most inspiring due to its focus on the human being and his condition.
Angel Buster (1975) - Section Breda
I am originally from America, living 13 years in Holland. I graduated in 2001 with a degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma (Tulsa campus).
The last 10 years I have worked as a consultant for various international companies where themes such as communication, leadership, personal development and teamwork stood central.