Marianne M. Vysma

M. A., Medical Anthropology

Languages: Dutch and English
Geographic region of practice: Den Haag
T: (070) 358 9108 | E: marianne.vysma@gmail.com

Marianne Vysma

Credentials

Diploma in Analytical Psychology and Pyschotherapy, C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich, Switzerland

M. A., Medical Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
B. A., Journalism, Political Philosophy, Indiana University, U.S.A.

Clients

Late adolescents and adults.
Situations that bring people to work with me (often all are more or less present):

  • on a physical level: disturbances in sleep or eating;
  • on an emotional level: sense of being stuck/numb or under siege of feelings they do not understand or cannot control, such as sadness, anxiety, anger;
  • on a social level: family or relational conflicts or problems with school or work
  • on a spiritual level: feelings of meaninglessness or difficulties negotiating life transitions

Specializations: I am particularly interested in working with problems stemming from cross-cultural issues.

About me

My role is to help my clients understand and give meaning to symptoms, on a bodily, emotional or relational level, with the aim to restore a dynamic equilibrium between the conscious and unconscious parts of their psyche. This is done through exploring patterns of reacting to self and others, taking into account personal, family (intergenerational), and cultural history.

In the first part of the analysis I am guided by Jung’s adage that symptoms have meaning, and that they have to be understood before undertaking to treat them. That can lead to a paradoxical effect that the symptoms can worsen before they improve but that the client feels supported and therefore better.

I see my work as helping my clients restore a dynamic equilibrium between the conscious and unconscious parts of their psyche. This is done through exploring patterns of reacting to self and others, taking into account personal, family & cultural history.