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The Therapist

Rachel Fontaine

Rachel FontaineI graduated in 2008 at the ‘Hogeschool voor Natuurgeneeskunde’ (School of Natural Medicine), Bloemendaal and consequently became Naturopathic and Classical homeopath. In order to get the license ‘Homeopathy’, I did one extra year of training.

During my studies I received several years training in natural food, phytotherapeutics (medicinal herbs), psychology, psychosomatics, classical massage, reflexology, medical practice courses and counseling. In 2006 I started treating patients and nowadays I work as a full time therapist.

Since 2012 I teach  ‘evidence based practice’ to students in their fourth and fifth year at the same School of Natural Medicine. Students learn to use evidence based treatments and to integrate and account for research in treatment plans for their patients. Besides practical experience and the treatment of many patients,  I have corporate experience as a communication and commercial project leader. I also followed and finished the post-HBO course ‘organisatie en management voor onderwijs- en zorginstellingen’ (‘organisation and management for educational and healthcare institutes’).  It helped me to get a better understanding of the different phases in life, and subsequent processes which play a role in each of them.

My sources of inspiration are children and grown-ups who can make great progress with basic support and a solid individual treatment plan (often consisting of several treatment types).  My vision on health is multifactorial, and my strength is my broad background and wide expertise within complementary medicine.

In treating patients many a factor plays a role, and treatment will only help if all factors are considered.  People using medicines or  suffering from chronic symptoms can often be much more active then they think themselves.

Our physical body is strongly connected to our mental health.  From my experience I know that, as a consequence, you have to focus on both.

As a therapist I am specific and practical and I am an advocate of short-term support.

Since several years I also give online advice, see my page at www.gratisadviseurs.nl