Our team

Sibyl Pien Owner Clinical psychologist

Sibyl Pien
Clinical psychologist, GZ-psychologist, I.F.S. therapist & somatic experiencing in training                                        

I have been working in addiction care since 1995 and, after years of working in regular healthcare in Belgium, I switched to private care and the 12-Step Minnesota Model in 2007.

For four years, I combined both my own practice and working in 12-step clinics abroad. In 2012, Affect2u was founded, where I am able to put my passion and concern for the recovery of addicts into practice.

People often ask me if I don’t find it too hard or difficult, or if I’m not fed up after all these years. And the answer to that is “No”! I just love working with addicts in recovery because, for me, addicts who want to opt to be ‘clean’ and sober are the most intelligent and creative people around.

In fact, I am grateful to be able to support a process of meeting addicts who are in hell, with families and partners who are heavily burdened by grief, anger and shame about the addiction; who can achieve a sober, rewarding and peaceful life without addiction and substance use, and restore their family ties and relationships.

It’s certainly not an easy process. I think addiction is one of the most complex and destructive diseases out there, with lots of different faces. It makes you believe there is no addiction, makes you compare yourself to ‘the drunk who’s lost everything and is living on the street’. But nothing could be further from the truth. Addiction affects everyone, including and especially the regular and more affluent sectors of society.

This passion and concern is my vision and mission, to guide an addict to ‘heaven’ every day, and away from the hell of destruction, grief and death.

Clinical team

Peter Henneman
Peter Henneman Addiction specialist & counselor
Lore Dewilde
Lore Dewilde Clinical psychologist
Julie Albert
Julie Albert Health Nurse, health scientist, trauma-informed counselor & somatic practitioner in training
Emiliano Ciociola
Emiliano Ciociola Clinical psychologist
Eef Lachowska
Eef Lachowska Trauma-informed counselor & reiki master
Eric Horn
Eric Horn Trauma Counselor
John roberts
John Roberts Addiction specialist & counselor
Vainui Nicole
Vainui Nicole Clinical psychologist
Naoual Barry
Naoual Barry Psychologist & I.F.S informed
John Stewart
John Stewart Trauma-informed addiction counselor
Michael Nicol
Michael Nicol Clinical neuropsychologist
Kayla Gous
Kayla Gous Psychologist

Case Manager

Jan Olaerts
Jan Olaerts Case Manager, expert by experience & Recovery Assistant

Recovery Assistants (RA's)

Arne Nilis
Arne Nilis Head of the RA's, Recovery Assistant Hoboken & expert by experience

Chelsea Terryn
Chelsea Terryn Recovery Assistant Hoboken/Vosselaar & expert by experience
Tim van Ballegooij
Tim van Ballegooij Recovery Assistant Vosselaar & expert by experience
Michael Wilheim
Michael Wilheim Recovery Assistant Vosselaar & expert by experience
Ian Roelants
Ian Roelants  Recovery Assistant Hoboken & expert by experience
Obi Therapy dog Vosselaar (The Journey Inwards)
Douglas Philips
Douglas Philips Teamleader RA's Vosselaar, Recovery Assistant & expert by experience
Tonny Mertens
Tonny Mertens Recovery Assistant Hoboken & expert by experience

Administration & Office

Inge Pierloz
Inge Pierloz  Administration & yoga

Julie D'Hoore
Julie D'Hoore Project Manager
Olivier De Weer
Olivier De Weer Accounting

Other staff

Ralph Van de Wijnckel
Ralph Van de Wijnckel Doctor specialised in addiction
Michael Goyvaerts
Michael Goyvaerts Sports & nutrition coach
Helena Mermans
Helena Mermans NLP coach / doctor

Any questions?

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