I am Birgit Veskioja, an English, Estonian-speaking psychologist based in Maastricht. I want to help the international community in the Maastricht region with their psychological and personal problems. I work with individuals but also with families. I am a registered psychologist in Netherlands and a member of The Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP).
Living abroad can sometimes be quite stressful and can bring up different life questions: how to find my place in this new society; do I want to raise my children here; do I want to move back to my home country; etc. It is not always easy to discuss these topics with a psychologist who hasn’t experienced the same feelings. I can offer a service from one international to another. Of course no one can exactly feel what you feel but finding a common ground can be easier. I offer a service to international people which is transparent, personal and easy reachable.
Why come to a psychologist?
Living in a society which changes very fast and which demands a lot from the people, can sometimes make us feel that we can’t find a balance between our personal and professional lives. We can feel we are stuck and we don’t know what to do next. People can face lot of different problems in their life and a psychologist can support them on their way. Living abroad can bring extra stress and sometimes you can feel lonely in a new country and unable to find solutions to your problems.
The most common problems I work with:
- Relationship problems
- Entering a new phase in your life
- Adjustment disorders
- Stress and burnout
- Depression and fatigue
- Body image and self-esteem
- Sleeping problems
- Cultural adjustment difficulties
- Mood regulation
- Facing new challenges
- For families I offer parenting counselling and art therapy workshops.