I am Ondine Smulders, and I am an existential psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and executive coach.
I spent the first two decades of my professional life involved in financial research and think tanks, a cerebral and analytical world. Gradually, my interest and engagement for it diminished, and I started to wonder whether I was really fulfilled; was this how my life was supposed to be? After some self reflection and personal therapy, I decided to become a psychotherapist. As part of the five-year training, I had to work with clients, providing both long-term and short-term individual psychotherapy, as well running therapy groups. I worked in the NHS and at MIND. My business interest continues to this day through my role as a non-executive director at a private-sector energy services company.
As a psychotherapist, I can help you to rediscover bits of yourself that you may have lost along the way. I can also support you in finding meaning and new perspectives so that you may feel more at peace in your life.
As a supervisor, I work not just with psychotherapists and counsellors (including those in-training), but also offer support to befrienders, helpline volunteers, carers, and key workers.