Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Beatrijs is an experienced clinician and has worked extensively within a variety of educational and psychological settings across four continents. She has over twenty years’ experience in working with children, adolescents and their families. As each person and situation is unique, she uses an eclectic approach to assessment, counselling and therapy that ensures that strategies are tailored to the individual needs of the client. Beatrijs has a particular interest in attending to the impact of child and developmental issues within the family. In 2007 Beatrijs played a pivotal role in translating the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program for usage in Belgium. Beatrijs believes in a systemic approach, uses evidenced based approaches and will work collaboratively with outside referrers.
Beatrijs obtained her ‘Licentiaat in de Pedagogische Wetenschappen’ at the Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium. Her degree is a combined Educational Psychology and Applied Clinical Psychology that has been recognized by the Psychology Board of Australia. She is able to provide specialist psychological therapy services as determined by Medicare and the Tier 2 ATAPS Children Mental Health Services, which is primarily designed for children under 12 years of age. In addition she offers Non-Directive Pregnancy Support, and is recognized as an Autism and PDD Psychology Provider.
She has been part of the Hornsby Healthy Kids initiative since it's inception in March of 2014. Hornsby Healthy Kids is a joint initiative of Hornsby Hospital and Northern Sydney Medicare Local, aimed at improving the health of overweight children.
Since July 2015 Beatrijs is accredited to provide Stepping Stones Triple P seminars and primary care. This parenting and family support is specifically designed for families with children who have a disability.