A safe space for freedom of expression, growth and healing

Educational assessments and therapy to help your child reach their potential.

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Child psychologist in Netherlands

Because all children deserve to fly

Educational assessments and therapy to help your child reach their potential.

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Helping children overcome challenges

How can I help?

I am Passionate about working with children, adolescents, families and their greater communities. After working as a teacher, I have the utmost respect for teachers and am acutely aware of how often emotional and learning difficulties can affect children’s schoolwork and behavior.

Identification of learning disabilities such as ADHD/ADD; Dyslexia; Dysgraphia; Dyscalculia; Reading & Comprehension, Slow Processing Speed; Poor Working Memory

Identification of developmental disabilities

Identification of any other social/ emotional/ behavioural or psychological problems

Sensory Integration

Parental Support and Guidance

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10 minutes complimentary to discuss a way forward for the first session. T&C Apply


068 541 5328

Let me introduce myself

I’m Cara Blackie – an Educational Psychologist living in the Netherlands.

In December 2020 I emigrated to the Netherlands where I am continuing to support children, teenagers and families with both therapy and scholastic assessments. I am registered with the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen, NIP 234136

I grew up in South Africa, where I completed my undergraduate at the University of Witwatersrand and post-graduate degree in Psychology at Rhodes University. I then went on to complete my PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) at the University of the Witwatersrand. After obtaining my PGCE I taught for one year and then did my Masters degree in Educational Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand.


My Practice

Child Psychology

I see the importance for early intervention and support and the benefit of play therapy for children and psychotherapy for adolescents. I also combine art therapy into my practice to allow another medium for children to express themselves.

I see the use of assessments as a valuable tool to gauge a child’s global functioning and to get a better understanding of how best to assist the child. This would require the family and the school to get involved in order to assist the child. I am able to offer Psychoeducational Assessments (cognitive, educational, emotional and neurodevelopmental aspects) for children from 4 years of age until early adulthood.


A safe environment for freedom of expression, growth and healing


As a parent, it is important to know that you do not have to be alone in struggling to deal with difficulties.


You may also wish to involve your child’s educators in the testing process as they can provide additional insight.


In some cases, having a psychologist work directly with your child’s teachers in order to observe your child in class may also be helpful.

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My Practice

Helping children to reach their potential

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Cara helped pinpoint the difficulties that our child was having and he was then able to get better support at home and at school to overcome his challenges.

The Process

Starting a therapeutic process can be a daunting situation.

Especially when there are lots of questions regarding what support may be required.

Talk to me first

I offer a free consultation session (10 minutes) either telephonically or via an online platform. Here we can discuss your concerns, hopes and expectations and then discuss the process that may then follow.

Book your session

Contact can be made by submitting a contact form online or by sending me an email. We can then discuss if a 10 minute consultation session is required or whether therapy or an assessment may need to be scheduled.

Help your child to spread their wings

Identifying your child’s strengths and weaknesses will lead to recommendations for both academic and behavioural intervention. By detecting problems, an assessment can be used to assist in planning your child’s school program, to identify needs for special services in school, and to help you access resources in your community.

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Let’s Talk

Phone: 068 541 5328

Email: cara@expatchildpsychologist.nl

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Face to face consultation

Nassauplein 20,
2585EC, Den Haag

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My Timings

Mon – Fri: (9 am to 6 pm)
Sat: (Closed)
Sunday: (Closed)