Dr Renske van den Brink
MBChB, DipObs, FPC, FRNZCGP, DipCouns, MNZAC, PGDipMindBody Healthcare, Accredited Balint Leader Trainer
Renske is a Psychosynthesis trained Counsellor (since 2002) with a background as a Medical Doctor (graduated 1990).
She works with people experiencing a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues and negotiating life crisis. As a result of her medical background, Renske has an interest in the possible connections between physical symptoms and the persons story.
“Exploring the meaning of our symptoms can be a helpful way to give a voice to our vulnerability, with a view to making positive change in our lives. Although there is seldom a ‘single cause’ for illness, exploring the connection between the mind and the body can be the one part that we can usefully do something about.”
Renske also supervises Doctors and other health professionals, and she leads several regular Balint Supervision groups. She is a BSANZ (Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand) accredited Balint Group leader Trainer.