Praktijk Bougainville -  International Psychologist and Author

The loss of a beloved person affects us all deep inside our heart. It stays with us for a longer period of time and we often need someone to talk to, to help us understand the losses we are going through or we experienced earlier in our lives. Barbara Bahtiar is there for you to trust your inner feelings, to help you cope with trauma, grief or loss, to help you to stay grounded and focussed in life. In individual sessions you learn how to accept the losses, how to cope with them and how to survive in a pleasant way. The loss or grief can be of all sorts, from the death of a beloved one to leaving one's home country, studying abroad or living as an expat or third culture kid in a new country, under new circumstances.

About Barbara

International Psychologist

Barbara Bahtiar is helping a lot of international students coping with their lives in The Netherlands, helping them to overcome trauma's in the past, present and near future. Individual sessions are given in French, German, English and Dutch, for Barbara lived, worked and studied several years abroad in France and Luxembourg, studying European Culture in Nancy, French Language and Literature in Grenoble and working for international organisations in Luxembourg, Strassbourg and Paris. She studied German and French Language and Literature in Groningen and completed a Master of Sciences in Psychology at Hull University (UK). It is her pleasure to help international students from all over the world enjoy their lives and stay in Groningen, overcome their difficulties and cope with life as an international student in a new country.


Barbara Bahtiar is an International Psychologist and Author, living in Groningen, The Netherlands. In her books Rose Petals and Tea Leaves, roses of the Alhambra and other stories (2018), Roses of the Alcázar, a rose garden in Seville (2019) and Rose Petals and Jasmine Flowers , a Journey through authentic Indonesia (2020), she travels to beautiful places all over the world, describing feelings of loss, love, grief and pleasure . 

Author Barbara Bahtiar - Take a look

Rose Petals and Tea Leaves, roses of the Alhambra and other stories (2018) by Barbara Bahtiar

ROSE PETALS AND TEA LEAVES, roses of the Alhambra and other stories is an openhearted and heartwarming book about roses, love, loss, grief, history, religion and faith against the background of beautiful places like Paris, Seville, Cordoba and Granada.

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Roses of the Alcázar. a rose garden in Seville (2019) by Barbara Bahtiar

Roses of the Alcázar, a rose garden in Seville is a tribute to the beautiful city of Seville in Southern Spain. It is a new book about roses, love and grief by Barbara Bahtiar, author of Rose Petals and Tea Leaves, roses of the Alhambra and other stories.

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Rose Petals and Jasmine Flowers, a Journey through Authentic Indonesia (2020) by Barbara Bahtiar

Rose Petals and Jasmine Flowers, a journey through authentic Indonesia, Barbara Bahtiar travels to a traditional wedding ceremony in Bandung on Java. She describes the Islamic marriage, Nikah and the Javanese ceremony for the bride, Siraman.

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Avalon, Roses of England - Celtic Roots Forever

Barbara Bahtiar explores her Celtic Roots by taking us on a journey to the Isle of Avalon using guided meditations and beautiful images. May the Roses of England and Scotland guide you to the very center of your heart, gaining more clarity in your life.

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