To be yourself
Talking, thinking, feeling together
You may shine!
I am a teen coach in Hilversum for teenagers who think and feel a lot and don't know how to deal with it.
Are you living in Hilversum or the Gooi and do you have concerns about your teenager? Are you worried about whether he or she will make it through puberty in a healthy way? Read more about what I can do for you!
Are you someone who thinks a lot? And feels many things (somewhere deep inside)? Those are two very nice qualities that you have, but chances are that you don’t experience them that way at all.
don’t feel happy
are having trouble with your schoolwork
feel like you don’t fit in at school
often argue with your parents or teachers
have the idea that others have something you lack
feel bad about things that happened
feel frustrated that you don’t know why you’re feeling this way
cannot meet the expectations from others and/or yourself.
Do you feel like your son/daughter:
is not as happy as he/she used to be
is not using his or her full potential
is insecure about him/herself
can’t talk easily about what’s really going on
has trouble trusting adults or peers
has trouble regulating his or her emotions
If you recognize (any of) the things above you’re at the right place here!
In my practice you’ll find a place where:
there is room to be yourself and to get to know ánd appreciate yourself more
thoughts and feelings can be explored and dealt with
new things can be learned to overcome struggles
What I can do for your teenager
As a parent, you want your child to do well and that he or she knows how to survive in today’s society. But unfortunately that doesn’t always happen automatically. If you have a teenager who thinks and feels a lot, it’s not always easy. Because they can have problems with themselves, with you as a parent, with classmates or with teachers. And that while puberty is already a difficult phase anyway and can be even more difficult when not living in their home country. You want them to come out strong, mature and (more) like themselves and sometimes it seems that something is holding them back.
I would like to work with your teenager to find out together what he or she needs to function well. With my down-to-earth approach and humor I help the teenager to feel at ease so confrontational things can also become beautiful learning moments. There is room to express feelings and thoughts so that they can be explored and the teenager will grow. The teenagers begin to discover things about themself that they were previously unaware of and they learn to deal with it in a healthy way.
How I work
We work on the specific needs of your teenager through conversation and active methods. The working methods that I use include: Playmobil figures, quality cards, emotion cards, drawing, rope, mats. I adjust my working method to suit the teenager and his or her request for help and his or her own process. As a result, all sessions are different.
What I liked about the coaching was that we used so much different methods. Sometimes we were talking all the time and another session we were playing out things physically. Because of the coaching I have become much more confident, I have more confidence in my own abilities and now I can handle new situations and new people a lot better!
Who am I?
I am Tamar Poot, I’m living in Hilversum with my husband and two daughters.
I’ve studied orthopedagogical sciences and worked as a remedial educationalist/child psychologist for several years. I have been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of children, teenagers and their parents. Both at the practice and in the families at home, and both individually and in a group.
In addition, I have been doing volunteer work with children and youth since I am no longer a teenager myself. I have done various things in the Netherlands and abroad, including; tour guide for a working holiday for teenagers, caregiver and counselor in a children’s home, youth leader in the church and coach at an anonymous chat and mail service.
I found great satisfaction in the coaching tasks I had, even more than the diagnostic and treatment tasks as a remedial educationalist/child psychologist. That is why I did a training to become a coach for children and teenagers. I’ve gained new insights and learned more practical techniques to help the teenagers I love to work with even more.
With Tamar Coaching I bundle my knowledge and experience to support teenagers and their parents in the things they encounter.
If you contact me, we will schedule a free introductory meeting (with the teenager and parent(s)) to discuss the request for help and to discover whether I can help you. If that is positive from both sides, we can start planning an intake and a session.
Because every teenager is different and therefore every coaching process looks different, I cannot say in advance how long the process will take. Sometimes after the first four sessions you have learned enough to continue, sometimes it takes ten sessions or longer. But a process never takes longer than you want.
We regularly have evaluation moments to see how things are going and what is still needed.
If you as a parent(s) also want to gain more insight into your teenager and how you can best support him or her at home, we can also schedule a parent meeting.
There is no charge for the introductory meeting (30 min).
The cost per session or conversation (50-70 min) is €70. I think it is important to have the time to properly complete a conversation or an assignment. That is why I plan enough time for a session.
A short consultation with parent(s) is free of charge. When it takes 15 minutes or longer (for example an interim evaluation) I will charge between €30 and €70 per conversation, depending on de time needed.
The appointments take place on Monday or Friday in my practice room at Buisweg 7A in Hilversum, near Media Park station.