Erica de Koning PhD
Klinisch psycholoog || Executive coach

English speakers


The purpose of psychotherapy is to reduce your symptoms or to make you better equipped to deal with those symptoms. We will explore feelings, wishes, needs and behaviors. We will talk about your family of origin and your relationships. Together we will focus on recognizing patterns, such that you will be able to make different choices in the future. Psychotherapy does not provide guaranteed future happiness. However, you will learn how to improve your capacity to deal with the challenges and problems that life may confront you with.

Psychotherapy is (partly) covered by the Dutch insurances policies. To qualify for reimbursement, you need a referral from your general practitioner, and there must be a DSM-5 classification. I have contracts with Zilveren Kruis and DSW (including Twente Zorgverzekeraar and Stad Holland).

The fee is determined annually by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). If you are not insured by Zilveren Kruis or DSW, you will initially pay the bill yourself, based on a session rate. The NZa rate for a 45-minute session is €179.24, and for 60 minutes, it is €212. Generally, I charge the first 3 sessions as diagnostics (NZa rate: €242.66 per 60-minute consultation). You will receive an invoice that you can submit to the health insurance.

The level of reimbursement depends on the policy; reimbursements are usually 60-80%.

If there is no accepted DSM 5 diagnosis, the fee is €132.24 per session. A referral is not required in this case.

Canceling needs to take place within 24 hours before the appointment, or a no-show fee of €50 will apply.


Executive coaching

After receiving my Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) I entered the Clinical PhD program at the University of Oregon in the US. Before entering the business world, I held positions as a Lecturer and researcher in different settings, including Vancouver Hospital, the University of Amsterdam and the University of London. I have published articles on a variety topics, including OCD, behavioural interaction, close relationships, and on therapeutic alliance. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in the Netherlands

My organisational experience increased exponentially when I joined Phyleon in The Hague. As a trainer/consultant I have seen a wide variety of organisations and businesses through consulting and training within transition processes, stress management, team development, and leadership coaching on individual, group and organizational levels.

The last fifteen years I have been able to bring together my experiences as a psychologist and consultant within several management and director roles. The last 2,5 years I have been active as Clinical director of Child and Adolescent services at the Praktische GGZ.

My approach to coaching can be summarised as eclectic, meaning that it is strongly defined by the need of the client. My clinical background provides me with the skills and knowledge to go beyond the “surface” issues, my experience as a manager /director provides me with a deep understanding of the force field executives have to manouvre through, in these swiftly changing times.

Over the years I have become fascinated by group dynamics within and between teams. I believe much of our behaviour is driven by unconscious patterns both at the individual and at the system level.  By becoming aware, “ (self) consious”  you will be able to improve your understanding  of this force field and find yourself better equipped to adapt to the challenges your are facing as an executive

Executive coaching is calculated per trajectory. Based on a 45-minute introductory session, we assess whether there is a good match and whether you think I can help you. The quote for a trajectory is often paid by the employer, and VAT is applied.

Team coaching/training is calculated per assignment. I am happy to discuss with you to see what is needed for the team. Based on this conversation, I will prepare a quote.