Analytical Drawing Therapy in a nutshell


Analytical Drawing Therapy, now more commonly known as Tekenanalyse, which translates as both Drawing Analysis and Symbol Analysis, is recommended if you experience symptoms of psychological distress.

If you feel unhappy, depressed, anxious, fearful or angry and need some help sorting out these feelings, Analytical Drawing Therapy can help you do this. It can also help you if you don't feel in control of your life because of unprocessed trauma or loss. If you feel you are not living up to your potential, Analytical Drawing Therapy can help you develop greater self awareness and support your efforts in improving your life.


Analytical Drawing Therapy is a client centered (Rogerian) therapy. It is also a psychodynamic kind of therapy, but allowing a certain amount of eclecticism. I keep up with te latest contributions that therapeutic methods offer, working with positive psychology and energy psychology.
The approach emphasizes making the subconscious conscious, thereby offering you choices in life.


Drawings in Symbol Analysis: Blessings in Disguise


Analytical Drawing Therapy uses drawings, (day)dreams (working in alpha & theta brainwave states), free associations, focusing and Voice Dialogue as the subject matter for treatment. The therapist is able to use drawings as a means to guide you in interpreting the meaning of the intrusion of subconscious material into the present moment and everyday life. The therapeutic process is a special relationship, encouraging openness and exploration within a confidential and caring environment. Guided Afffective Imagery (G.A.I.) is an integrative component of the therapeutic process.


The function of the Subconscious seems to be synthetic; it improves our abilities after the fashion of compound interest, and it unites all functions into one harmonious working. (Pelman Institute)




You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus
Mark Twain


Mental Imagery


Beelddrager offers more than just therapy. All Beelddrager activities: courses, workshops, education & professional training involve working with (mental) images and in some cases art. They help you to improve and strenghten your mental & emotional management and facilitate your personal & spiritual growth.


About imagery and how it can be applied

“ is possible for thought-processes to become conscious through a reversion to visual residues [and] in many people, this seems to be a favorite method...Thinking in pictures...approximates more closely to unconscious processes than does thinking in words, and it is unquestionably older than the latter both ontogenetically and phylogenetically."

Freud, The Ego and the Id


Very often, imagery experiences are understood by their subjects as echoes, copies, or reconstructions of actual perceptual experiences from their past; at other times they may seem to anticipate possible, often desired or feared, future experiences. Thus imagery has often been believed to play a very large, even pivotal, role in both memory (Yates, 1966; Paivio, 1986) and motivation (McMahon, 1973). It is also commonly believed to be centrally involved in visuo-spatial reasoning and inventive or creative thought. According to a long dominant philosophical tradition, it plays a crucial role in all thought processes, and provides the semantic grounding for language. (Excerpt from SEP)


Services in English


You are welcome to have your individual therapy or coaching sessions in English. Workshops and courses are also offered in English.

Please contact me if you miss information in English on a specific topic relevant to what Beelddrager offers.



Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared.

J.K. Rowling, 'The fringe benefits of Failure and the Power of Imagination'

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