About me

My name is Marta and I am a polish psychologist with a PhD in psychology, living in the Netherlands. 

Psychology and mental wellbeing has never been just something I do for work, it has been and will always be a great fascination! 

In my work with clients I use Polyvagal Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, Brainspotting and auditory interventions like Safe and Sound Protocol or iLS Focus. Together with the client, I search for best possible way to improve mental health, promote personal development, find balance and enhance the skills to cope with daily challenges. 

In recent years, I deepened my knowledge on twice exceptionality, giftedness, high sensitivity, autism, ADHD, and above all, anxiety and trauma.  I completed courses that gave me extensive skills and knowledge to coach families and work individually with teens and adults that experience challenges with the above. 

Next to my counselling work, I am also a research team member of dr Porges working on application of Safe & Sound Protocol for improving well being of patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. 

I am working according to:
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Close upbringing
  • Collaborative-Proactive Solutions
  • Self-Reg
I am a member of the Dutch Psychological association (NIP 233373), Kwaliteitregister Jeugd SKJ (SKJ 130006070) as well as the Polish Solution Focused Therapy Association. I have regular supervision of my work to ensure the best quality of my services. 

Welcome to my safe place – my Safe Psychology!

Marta Bakker, PhD