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About me

About me

I’m Renate, a trilingual (French, English, Dutch) FSP Psychologist (Psychological Counselor, Relationship Counselor), Life Coach (for Adults and Adolescents) and EMDR Practitioner. Since 2016, I have been the owner and manager of my independent company “Coppet Coaching & Counseling“.

My professional background

After obtaining my Master’s degree in Psychology in 2005 (MSc), I first started working in human resources in international, corporate environments for 8 years. Managing relationships, interviewing people, “profiling” and Coaching Professionals were part of my role. I certified in the use of Psychometric tools to help professionals understand their social type and improve their interactions with co-workers. After working in the corporate sector, I certified in Life Coaching (ICF) and continued my psychology education in Relationship Counseling (Couple’s, FTSP and EFT), ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Clinical Psychology, Adolescent Psychology and EMDR Therapy. 

My personal background

I am from The Netherlands and have been living in Switzerland since 2007. I have two daughters with my Dutch husband, so I understand very well the struggles (and beauty) that Expat Life, Married Life, Cultural Differences and Parenting may bring. I am truly fascinated by the uniqueness of every person I meet and I am passionate about helping them get where they want to be.

My philosophy

Everybody must deal with adversities at times in their lives. And often we think we are unable to get ourselves out of our downward spiral and feel completely stuck. However low you feel today and however impossible it seems to you now to get yourself un-stuck, there is always one step forward that you can think of. Perhaps that step forward for you is me.

I look forward to hearing from you and organize an exploratory talk about you.

My titles & diploma’s

Master of Science in Psychology (MSc)


University of Amsterdam. Psychologist.

Member of NIP, FSP, AVP


NIP number: 230283

Bachelor Course in Adolescent Psychology


Open University, Heerlen. 

Bachelor Course in Clinical Psychology


Unidistance, Switzerland. 

Certified in Fundamentals of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)


ACT-EMDR centrum, Amsterdam. 

Certified Life Coach (ACC)


Centre for Coaching, University of Capetown – Graduate school of Business, Bogis-Bossey. Holistic/Life Coach. 

ICF certified Life Coach


International Coaching Federation. Life Coach.

Certified EMDR Therapist

2020 + 2021

ACT-EMDR centrum, Amsterdam. Technique to help process trauma’s. Certified in Type 1 & Type 2 Trauma. EMDR Therapist.

Certified in Fundamentals of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

Certified in Thérapie Sexuologie Positive (FTSP)


Training in “Positive Psycho-Sexology”, Formation en Thérapie Sexuelle Positive (PFSP), Lausanne.

Certified in Thérapie Conjugale Positive (FTCP)


Training in “Positive marital therapy”, Formation en Thérapie Conjugale Positive (FTSP), Lausanne. Relationship Counselor.

TIPI enfants

HR Evolutions. Technique to help children regulate emotions

Diploma in Child & Adolescent Nutrition


School of Natural Health Sciences (Grade A)

Diploma in Mindfulness

Grade A
School of Natural Health Sciences (2019) Inspired by Eckhart Tolle’s “The power of now” – in my Mindfulness approach.

Certificates in Psychometric assessment tools

“PersProfile Manager”, “Persona 360°”, “Persuasive communication”, “Assessfirst”.

Certified in fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Ecole de PNL de Lausanne.

The Journey Intensive


The Journey France, Geneva. Technique to free emotions.


Contact me to schedule your session.