Hi there! I am Irene de Bel and I am the proud owner of Praktijk Speelkracht. From a young age I had the dream of setting up my own practice. A place where people are allowed to be themselves. A place where there is room for all feelings: sadness, fear, anger, jealousy, joy, euphoria and everything in between. A place where there is safety to discover all these feelings and to go on an adventure together through play in order to stand in your own power. Praktijk Speelkracht is the place where play and strength come together. In play in search of your strength. The practice started in 2016 and I am still happy every day that I can help people here.

I graduated as a drama therapist at Stenden University in Leeuwarden. I graduated with a research on the processing of grief and loss and made this my specialization during and after my bachelor. After obtaining my bachelor’s degree, I followed various training courses throughout the years in the areas of grief and loss, trauma, high sensitivity, systemic therapy, schema therapy, relationship therapy and developmental transformations: a unique method within drama therapy that teaches you to deal with the instability of life.

I am an emotional person, pure, dynamic, positive, ambitious and driven. To make the dream I once had come true feels very good. I have love for my profession and feel privileged to practice the profession I have always cherished.

I love life, but also know that life is not something to be taken for granted, which is why I consciously choose to work in a strength-oriented way in which increasing your own resilience is central. As a dramatherapist, I have an eye for connection on a physical, cognitive and emotional level. I am convinced that thinking, feeling and acting are inextricably linked.

Irene de Bel