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Carol Greenshields

I have always been an artist but in 2014 my life changed in a way I never thought possible. Whilst studying for a degree in psychology I myself was diagnosed with PTSD and received extensive therapy. Part of my treatment included art therapy. What my paintings revealed about my inner turmoil was astonishing. Pain that I had buried deep within and had been carrying around for years was suddenly exposed to me in the form of images. I really had no idea what I was holding on to and this revelation started me on my road to recovery.

As a psychologist I often use drawing and painting exercises to help my clients reveal such emotions where words are just too painful. In many cases we have just learned to live with the pain making it part of ourselves, manifesting in ways that make our life so much more difficult such as poor sleep, recurrent injuries, lack of concentration, restlessness, poor self esteem; the list goes on.


With my website I want to not only share my journey with you, but encourage you to draw and paint and understand the pleasure and relief it can bring. Explore hidden meanings of what our art can mean with all the choices we have made when we draw such as colour, light, positions of people and objects.

I currently work from my own practice near Leiden, The Netherlands as a Change Coach using psychology and the secret language drawings to quickly get to the heart of any problems for 

  • individuals​

  • couples

  • teams

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My Life So Far......

I have worked with people from all walks of life and from many different countries and cultures. If you are stuck in life, please feel welcome to contact me.

The early years

I grew up in Yorkshire and having travelled a lot I still find it one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

As a teenager

I moved from England to Holland and discovered a whole new world! In my early twenties I gave birth to my son.

Work Experience

I almost feel like saying you name it I've done it but that of course isn't true. Let's just say I've had very varied work! (See LinkedIn if you really want to know).


I am licensed to dispense medicine, I have a bookkeeping diploma, a Bachelors Degree in Engineering - Logistics and Technical Transport Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, (transpersonal) counseling and psychosocial work.


From ArcGis to EMDR to NLP too many to name.

Current Situation

I live with my husband, together since 1998, in Valkenburg ZH, The Netherlands.

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