The psychologists from Career & Counselling Services can provide you as a TU Delft student, PhD or PDEngs candidate with treatment and support in the event of psychological problems that prevent you from studying effectively or completing your PhD/PDEng. Our treatment is meant for problems related to, or leading to, stagnation in your studies or PhD process.
What to expect from the TU Delft psychologists?
The TU Delft psychologists offer, apart from group courses and workshops, short-term individual guidance and treatment sessions. A short-term treatment means by default a maximum of three sessions. During the general intake interview we discuss what problems the student encounters, how this came to be and what the student wants to work on. Then the psychologist and the student create an action plan for the upcoming sessions. During an intake, it sometimes becomes apparent that the student needs long-term guidance or differently specialised care than we can offer at the TU Delft psychologists. If that is the case we refer a student to the general practitioner (GP or family doctor). The general practitioner can then refer a student to a psychologist outside of the TU.
Students often want to solve their problems as soon as possible: they want a quick fix. Although we would also like to achieve this, more often than not this is not a realistic expectation. During the sessions we can work on increasing insight in the problem(s) and start a process of development.
We expect that students take the responsibility to truthfully, and in its entirety, fill in the registration form on our website.
Everybody is different and everybody’s needs are different as well. If, after 1 or 2 appointments, the student does not experience a good connection with the psychologist then this can be brought to our attention. We will then look for possibilities to continue treatment with one of the other psychologists.
Referring a student or doctoral candidate?
Are you an academic counsellor, teaching staff, thesis, PDEng and PhD supervisor, student doctor, general practitioner or other aid workers (within or outside the TU Delft) who wants to refer a student/PhD/PDEng candidate? You can assist the student/doctoral candidate with making an appointment by filling in the application form together.
If in doubt, consult us by mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 015-2788004.
Available: Tue-Thurs-Fri, Licenced psychologist.
Wouter has started as a student psychologist at TU Delft in February 2020. He studied clinical and theoretical psychology at the Leiden University and has specialized in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and in particular in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He did an internship with the founder Albert Ellis and has given individual and group therapy for years at the Institute for RET in Haarlem. This form of therapy is just right for a short treatment like the one given at the TU Delft. He is co-author of the Practitioner’s Guide to REBT.
Mijntje graduated in 2018, she acquired her Msc. in Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University. Following her graduation, Mijntje worked as a psychologist at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. At the beginning of 2019, she started working as a psychologist at TU Delft. Mijntje works according to the principles of cognitive and behavioural therapy.
Janne de Kan
Available even weeks: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu
Available uneven weeks: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri
Janne de Kan works in our team of psychologists as a Prevention Psychologist. In this (new) position she is going to develop and implement prevention activities to support students and their mental well-being. Janne studied Health Psychology at the University of Twente in Enschede and she has gained experience both in a commercial setting and in an educational setting. In the team of psychologists she gives different kinds of workshops, among which ‘Mindful coping with stress’. She is also one of the counsellors of BOOST/X.
Zoë graduated at the University of Leiden in the direction of Clinical Psychology in 2017 and works according to the principles of cognitive and behavioural therapy. She has been working at TU Delft since 2017. Zoë also worked as a student psychologist at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Sietske Sibie studied clinical psychology in Amsterdam. After graduation Sietske worked in the mental health care industry for 5 years. She gave both individual and group cognitive behavioural therapy sessions to clients with depression, burn out and anxiety disorders. Later she accepted a position as academic counsellor at TUDelft. Where she coached students with stress related symptoms, anxiety, burn out and physical illnesses as well as ADHD and Autism. Since September Sietske joined the counselling team where she works as a student psychologist.
Available even weeks: Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri
Available uneven weeks: Mon- Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri
Michelle Massink graduated in 2019. She acquired her MSc. in Clinical Psychology at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and she has also been trained as a psychological-trainer. Michelle worked as a psychologist at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and in February 2020 she started working as a psychologist at TU Delft. Michelle works according to the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rational-Emotive Therapy.
Jan van Beek
He studied clinical and health psychology at the universities of Utrecht and Leiden. He has worked since 2012 in the mental healthcare system at different locations and settings. In his position as a student Psychologist, he is available for individual short term treatments and group courses. He is specialised in how to cope with stress through mindfulness, relaxation exercises and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Paula is a licensed psychologist and EMDR- therapist. She has experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Schema therapy, ACT and KPSP. She has worked at the TU Delft since 1993 and now provides Doctoral Education courses and masterclasses for PhD (daily) supervisors, and mentors.