Dr Joyce Vromen has a warm, collaborative approach and a contagious enthusiasm for discovering each client’s strengths and areas of struggle. She works with children as well as adults and often uses tools that are play-based, creative, and experiential. She aims to work with clients to investigate how current challenges and patterns may have been adaptive
when viewed through the lens of past experiences, and then works with clients to learn new skills, adopt new choices, and further enhance existing strengths. She is also a mother to two awesome and unique kids of her own and knows first-hand how challenging the parenting journey can sometimes be.
Joyce has completed several university qualifications in (clinical) psychology. She has completed a PhD on the topic of anxiety and fear at the University of Queensland and also holds Bachelor and Master degrees with specializations in Clinical Psychology. She specialises in working with children and adults suffering from anxiety, fear, and worry as well as those affected by neurological or neurodevelopmental difficulties. When working
with children, she often involves important members from the child’s family in order to empower the family unit to jointly drive and continue the journey of growth and meaningful, rewarding relationships.
Since 2005, she has worked in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, community prevention, and university settings as a clinician, researcher, and lecturer. She draws from different therapies, including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy. She also has experience in working with individuals affected by a
range of challenges, including peri- and postnatal difficulties, challenging life transitions, and psychosis. In her most recent clinical position, she worked in the John Radcliffe Hospital (University of Oxford, UK) with patients suffering from neurological difficulties.
Special Interests: Emotional difficulties, anxiety, fear, phobia, worry, neurological difficulties (e.g. Autism Spectrum or Parkinson’s), depression and low mood, parent-child relationship.
Treatments: Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Schema therapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy.
PhD (Psych), The University of Queensland, 2016
MSc (Clin Psych), The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009
Hons, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2006
BSc (Psych), Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2006
- Joyce enjoys reading a good book.
- Spending time with her family and friends.
- Playing board games.
- Swimming, hiking, and karate.
“Don’t let it get you down. Be cheeky. Be wild. Be wonderful.”