Romeck van Zeijl has worked as a psychotherapist, coach and trainer since 1996, and since 2002 as a supervisor and consultant. He specializes in enabling people – teams, individuals, couples – to find their creative “edge” – the edge of learning where transformation takes place, because not just the intellect but our whole being is touched by the experience.
The Paradox of Change
At the core of all his work is the paradox of change: that when we dare to be truthful with ourselves about the way things are, and the part we play in creating or perpetuating them, change and even transformation are inevitable, often at a deep and sustainable level.
Training and Background
Romeck originally trained in Body-Centered and Transpersonal Psychotherapy in the Netherlands and Germany, and in Supervision, Mentoring and Coaching in the UK. He has designed and facilitated a number of training programs in Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as a 21/2 year training in Supervision, Mentoring and Coaching in Slovakia, the first in that country. Apart from designing training programs in experiential learning (including training-the-trainer), other areas of special expertise are Gender Communication and Knowledge Management (for NGO’s in South East Asia), and working with Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress. Romeck has facilitated a great many seminars focusing on relationship and communication skills. He is currently involved in the Leadership Development Program of VBNK, an organisation serving facilitators of development in Cambodia.
Executive Coaching and Facilitation for Organizations
Specializing in NGO’s and in organizations interested in becoming more ethical and sustainable, Romeck also works as an executive coach. His background and experience in psychotherapy and supervision give him an extra “edge”, an ability to quickly assess the strengths of the individual or organization, as well as negative leadership habits and systemic dynamics that can hold an organization hostage. His background in mediation and conflict resolution enables him to work skillfully with tension and conflict in an organizational setting. Romeck has a passion for Leadership Development programs.
Clients have included the NHS, CARE Asia, VBNK Cambodia, the Clinical Psychology Departments of the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth, the EU organization for Adult Education (Socrates/Grundtvig), the Slovak Institute for Supervision, the Iron Mill Institute, Ahimsa (an organization working with male perpetrators of domestic violence), the Devon County Council, Rowcroft Hospice, and Opportunities Pluss.