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.
Bas Eggink (1996) - Section Groningen
In February 2020 I started as a trainee at Praktijk Hoek Melkweg as part of my Master Clinical Psychology at the University of Groningen (RUG). Since this was such a great experience I kept working here as a psychologist after my traineeship had ended. I enjoy being at the practice because of the enriching conversations with my colleagues and clients, the interesting books from our library and our cats Bas & Luca.
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.