You don’t need any prior knowledge, culinary or otherwise, in order to benefit from working with me. In fact, I really enjoy that I get to work with people that have years of experience with self development and people that are new to energy work. 

Can I only work with you if I know what Reiki, yoga or hummus is?

Just two: That you're open to receive and be guided. You can usually tell that you’re open to receive if you have questions and are looking for answers. As to being guided by me, see if the thought of having a cup of tea with me sounds inspiring to you.

What are the prerequisites for working together?


What does it mean when you say that you work with people on the “essence of their unfolding self”?

That was just a really complicated way of saying that your soul keeps finding ways to express itself more through your personality. This is the process I support through my work with you.

Spiritual teaching is not purely about transmitting knowledge. It is primarily about helping a person experience a dimension of the self and the world that lies beyond everyday experiences. These teachings help you to open up to more sacred and soulful perspectives and living in real life. 

What do you mean by ‘spiritual teachings’?


Is there some sort of belief system that I need to buy into? I don’t know if I believe in all “this energy stuff”.

Yes. In order to happily work with me, you need to be open to the possibility that there is more to the world and yourself than you can perceive with your five senses.

I suggest you relax and allow yourself to try something. If it does not suit you well, no hard feelings.

No, I don’t identify with any specific religion or school of thought.

Every religious tradition is rooted in a deep common spiritual truth. I’ve gladly worked with atheists, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and they’ve all felt at home with me. Because of my knowledge about many religions I’m able to put the focus on the light within whatever spiritual tradition you feel affiliated to and utilize it to bring you closer to your soul.

Are you affiliated with any religion or spiritual school of thought?

First of all you don’t need to have a problem to benefit from working with me. Simply wanting to awaken deeper or becoming more of yourself is an excellent reason to start. I have been able to help people with issues around their physical health (look into the energetic origins of a health problem you’ve been unable to resolve), relationships (heal underlying dynamics with loved ones) and mental health (e.g. complex cases of psychosis, drug overdose, schizophrenic paranoia, depression and eating disorders)

What kind of problems can I come to you with?

Long-term physical or psychological problems will usually not resolve in one or two sessions. Generally, I will be able to estimate how much time it will take until you experience the first results.

How many sessions will I need?

You won’t know this with your brain, but you might feel or sense it and that is an excellent start. Also, did you know I offer 15-minute complimentary discovery sessions? (Message me to book one) You’ll definitely know after having it (Bonus hint: if you can’t stand my writing or this page, we’ll likely not get along. That’s totally fine.)

How do I know if we’re a good match?

While some people really like being in the same room with me, energetically there is no difference. I can perceive and support your energy field equally in person and long distance. Most of my private sessions take place on Skype.

Isn’t remote (long distance) work less strong or useful than in person?

The first time that I met Maartje I was so depressed that I used to wake up in the morning only when my daughter called me for at least 5 or 6 times. I didn’t have the energy to do anything.
Maartje gave me the tools to find myself again and to handle difficult situations. Now that two years have passed I am still very grateful for that chance.
— Nuria, housewife & pastry chef, Switzerland