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Online

What do I offer?

Well… Everything I do is online. I already hear you thinking: ‘That’s not really my cup of tea!’. Hold your horses! Chances are it is something for you. Yes, it’s a bit different, but not less intensive, deep or personal. On the contrary!

How does it look like? Well, we make an appointment and talk about 50 minutes, just like with a ‘regular’ therapist or coach, there is only a screen in between us. That also means you don’t need to go anywhere and can be in your sweatpants on the couch. ;-) 

 

Program

I work only with programs and there are different reasons why:

  • Because change is a proces, so we will go step by step.
  • Because all of us are quite skilled when it comes to excuses whenever it gets a little tough. And specifically then it’s curcial you push through! Self sabotage be gone!
  • Because the results are way better and isn’t that what it’s all about in the end?
  • Because it will create grip towards action, also after the program will be finished.

A program, say what?

  • You will get access to a membership site with weekly modules and lots of extra’s.
  • There will be permanent support through email and even WhatsApp.

You’ll see the different programs I offer a bit more down. Are you looking for something else, give me a shout and we’ll have a look whether I can be of any help to you. I always start a possible program with a free ‘match-call’ to see whether there is a match since that is the most important thing when it comes to therapy/coaching. Only right to make time for it!

What’s New? + Specials

New programs on the way!

Since I started of with everything in Dutch, not all of the programs I offer where translated. But I made it my goal to translate everything in English in 2020. Not a bad goal right?

So if something isn’t yet ready, but you are interested, give me a shout and I’ll let you know when it will be.

There already is:

Will follow:

  • a program for multipotentialites or creative generalists: Embrace Your Mess
  • a program for procrastinators: Back on Track

A bit lost? Feeling stuck?

Feeling a little lost? Do you ask yourself every now and then whether ‘this is it…’? You might want to change something, but you have no idea where to start or how to do that? ‘Follow Your Feet‘ might be the right program for you!

It’s 26 weeks, you’ll get a weekly workbook, there are 1 on 1 calls and lots of extra’s and other things, to go step by step towards YOUR new life! 

 

Creative generalist or multipotentialite

You also don’t fit the box? Does it sometimes feels as if you don’t have a passion, but a million things you’re interested in? A jack of all trades? Let’s make that your strenght instead of your weakness, since the world needs people like you desperately!

Procrastinator?

Procrastinating problems? With this program you will soon not even remember why you used yo procrastinate. In 30 days you’ll learn why you procrastinate and what you can do to actually get things done. And if you make it to the finish after 30 days, you get a great surprice!

It’s a DIY program, but you can ask for help via email if needed.

Burnout?

I used to have a seperate program for people with a burnout. Along the road however, I discovered they got as much out of the ‘Follow Your Feet’-program as  the specific ‘Banish Your Burnout’-program. So I decided to blend both into one with a lot of modules, exercises and extra information. That means you can still banish your burnout!

Don’t find what you are looking for?

Not sure wether a specific program is really your thing or fits your needs? Then you can always choose a package. Here we will go on a tailored coaching journey. 

Why go for coaching? To say it with some shampoo… Because you’re worth it! We find it very logical to spend money on new clothes, a fashonable haircut and a fitness subscription (that we mostly forget about after 3 weeks). So what about your inside and your happiness?

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

I’m Sofie. Psychologist (+ sportpsychologist), contextual therapist and mindset coach. I prefer to work as coach since I strongly believe that is what I do. I’m aware it’s a bit of a tricky titel, but since I’m always up for a challenge… ;-) Want to know more, have a look here!

What do you offer?

I’ve studied motivation for years. I wrote two master papers about it during my studies psychology and sportpsychology (University of Leuven and Jyväskylä), worked in the field of motivation my entire working career and I catch myself on trying to motivate all my friends and family to become a better version of themselves. I bet they don’t always like me for that… ;-)

Anyway, a long introduction to explain to you believe the best way of motivating people is by offering them a longterm package. For the simple reason, we as human beings, are pretty focused on short term goals and things. And proper change needs long term focus. This is why I only offer packages or programs. No single consults, unless you’ve already done one of my programs.

If you’re intrigued and you would like to know more, don’t hesitate and contact me for a free call.

Does online coaching works?

Well, out of my own experience (as a coach and a client), I can promise you it does. Studies indicate it does, but since it’s quite recent we need more research. Same as with face to face coaching there’s one thing which is crucial and that’s feeling connected. Feeling a click between coach and client.

The best way to find out for yourself is simply by giving it a try!

At least there are a few advantages. You don’t need to go anywhere and you can even have sessions with me in your pajamas or your sweatpants. Sounds not too bad, right?

Sessions are through zoom, which is similar to skype, so you can see each other and talk live. 

Which methods do you use and what is your therapeutic background?

You’re serious about this, I like that! Well, I started of as a psychologist and studied behavioral therapy. Later I felt I missed something there, so I became a contextual therapist. I believe everything has its power or something you can work with, so I decided to use an entire backpack filled with whatever I learned on the way that worked. Also ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and solution focused therapy are part of my luggage.

I always take a possitive approach and I believe the key in change is our mindset. So that is where I work from mainly. Change your mindset, change your world!

What is contextual therapy?

The founder of contextual therapy is a Hongarian-American psychiatrist called Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy. He introduced concepts like relational ethics and loyality when it comes to relationships and generations.

It’s a form of family therapy and it takes different aspects of someones life or context into account. They work with four dimensions. The first one is the one of the facts, next psychology, interactions and relational ethics.

Facts are things like whether  you are poor or rich, an only child, healthy or not, etc. Things you can not change. Psychology has everything to do with feelings and how you respond onto something. Interactions is everything what happens between you and your surroundings (family and friends etc.). Relational ethics is harder to explain because here we get to the real contextual concepts. If you like to know more, you can read ‘Between give and take’ (written by Nagy), but I warn you, it’s not an easy book to read.

 

What is 'a program'?

A program is a complete package to get started and work around a specific topic. It can be you are battling a burnout or maybe you just need some change in your life. Every program has a certain duration, for instance 12 weeks. Each week you’ll get acces to a new lesson or module. This way you can get started on your own with a workbook. 

But of course things work better when someone is actually there to coach you, so that is why you’ll also have 1:1 coaching sessions with me. This way we can talk about your struggles throughout the program and work with your specific situation. 

How do I know if one of these programs is for me?

Well, if you are either struggling with a burnout (caregiver or not) or if you’re in need of some serious change in your life, this program is definitly for you. However I always believe the most important thing is you feel a click. So if you look around this site and you like what you see, just book a free call with me and we’ll see whether it’s a good match! Sounds good? Then book your call right here!

Can I be sure I'll get results?

All the programs have proven to transform people into a better version of themselves. I designed it based on my own experience and my background as a psychologist and therapist. Your succes, however, also depends on your determination, perseverance and commitment. There is no such thing as a magic wand…

What does 'being committed' mean? What do I have to do?

There are different programs, but for all of them you’ll need at least three hours a week, probably more. There will be a weekly lesson for you to go through and a 45-minute call with me.

Remember that changing something takes not only courage, but also time and perseverance.

Is there a payment plan and how do I pay?

There sure is. Depends on the program. Some come with the option of a monthly payment. The packages are to be paid in one or two times.

There are different options when it comes to payment. Either through Paypal or by money transfer with your creditcard.

What if I have more questions or my question is not in here?

Don’t worry! You can submit them all through here or you can book a free call with me and ask me everything in person.

Let's connect

WhatsApp

+32 476 63 94 86

Email

sofie@sofieleemans.be

Where?

Online, so where ever you want!

When?

Depends on the time zone, but I'm flexible!