Trauma therapist

Loes Kaijen (1972) is a certified Integrative (Hypno)therapist and was trained at the Dutch Academy for Psychotherapy in Amsterdam. She is single mother of three children. Loes was born in Amsterdam, learned to read and write in the United States of America (English native speaker).

After graduating, she studied Health Sciences at Maastricht University. Subsequently, Loes worked as a project manager at an American telecom company and for 10 years as a policy advisor at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam.

As a result of a number of major events in her own life, Loes decided to change course in 2010 and to professionalize her experiential expertise. She runs a practice for Integrative Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Counseling for adults in Laren NH, specializing in (intergenerational) trauma counseling, grief and burnout. Within her professional association, she advocates the embedding of complementary (additional) care within the regular care offer.

Experienced swimmer (IJsselmeer crossing in 2017, Free a Girl Channel Challenge, Channel crossing from England to France in 2018, Henley-Swim Bridge to Bridge, 14 km in England in 2019). She delves into regulation of the autonomic nervous system according to the Polyvagal Theory and traumatherapy according to Somatic Experiencing.

In addition to her practice and single motherhood, she is a construction worker and is currently renovating her entire house. She dreams of a self-sufficient vegetable garden (under construction!). As a hobby she restores old cooking techniques, such as baking bread, slow cooking, food preservation techniques from yesteryear.