Frequently Asked Questions about Expatriate Counseling

What is Expatriate Counseling?

Expatriate Counseling offers coaching, counseling and therapy for Expats by Expat. Our main areas of expertise are: Crisis Management, Crisis Prevention and Personal Development. Self-development can be in the form of marriage or relationship counseling, career coaching or lifestyle coaching.

Why Expatriate Counseling?

Expatriate Counseling has been helping people from all walks of life from all over the world since 2004! Our founder, Robbert Jan Nuis, has counseled hundreds of expatriates and guided them to self-discovery, self-awareness, and self-fulfillment.

Where are you located?

I travel between Thailand and The Netherlands. If you would prefer to meet in person, we can arrange it in either of these two countries.

Do you offer online sessions?

Yes. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, I have quickly adapted to serve more clients through online sessions. We meet through Skype/Signal/WhatsApp/Zoom or whatever we both feel comfortable using. Check out the options available here.

How can Expatriate Counseling help me?

Expatriate Counseling can help you achieve whatever your goals are, assuming you know what you want and put in the necessary effort. In brief, Expatriate Counseling helps you to see and reconnect with your true self, hidden behind masks, distractions and addictions so you can decide to live a happier, healthier life with more freedom through control.

Why should I work with you?

I have been living a conscious life since my first waking up when I was 16 years old. Through the years, I have gone through countless personal, physical and spiritual challenges. Leveraging my skill set and experience, I have worked with hundreds of people with diverse backgrounds over the past 18 years in my private practice. I have 49 years of Expat experience, having lived in different countries learning from different cultures. I have been a digital nomad since 2004. More About RJ

How long does it take before Expatriate Counseling gives me results?

You will see results as quickly as during the first session. Your results, of course, depend on the efforts you put into during our sessions and afterwards. It also depends on how much you push yourself to test the boundaries of your comfort zone. I will continue to push you to identify your blind spots for you to learn the lessons to enable you to grow further. Getting Results!

Are you a psychologist/doctor?

No. I am not and that works to your benefit. During college, I studied psychology but after discovering the power of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), I found I could accomplish more with faster and better results. The wisdom I’ve gained through my personal experience, coupled with my education, makes me more effective.

Can you prescribe medicine/antidepressants?

 No, I cannot. With my help, you won’t need medicine. People who are on medication are not in full contact with their feelings and emotions so it’s harder to make a lasting change. Medicine artificially changes your levels of consciousness and thus, skews the reality of your awareness.

Can I get reimbursement from my insurance company for our sessions?

That totally depends on your insurance policy or package. It is best to check with your insurance company. My experience working with insurance companies has not been pleasant. They dictated how I should work with my clients and were more concerned about their interests. As your coach, you are my priority.