Because it is not easy for everyone to find the right help for your problems, we give here a very brief overview of some problem areas that we deal with. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to ask me.
We give individual, couple and group therapy to adolescents (+15) and adults who are confronted with psychological problems and who want to work with counseling therapy under the guidance of a psychologist-psychotherapist.
We work through conversational therapies, which can be both short-term and long-term and intensive in nature. Depending on the problem and the question we work in a supportive, insightful or solution-oriented way.
We work on an individual basis, as well as with couples, families and groups.
If necessary, we also work with interpreters to solve the language problem. However, these costs are for the applicant.
Our approach is mainly psychodynamic (Freudian and Lacanian). After a few introductory talks, we check whether we work purely analytically or that you would rather benefit from supportive therapy. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is not a directive therapy. There are no ready-made answers.
The therapist supports speaking to the patient by listening actively, asking questions, formulating hypotheses and testing interpretations. An opening is created to approach the whole from a different perspective. Underlying dynamics and patterns become clearer. Important here is the respect for time (your rhythm) and being (no judgment). The individual desire of each subject is central to this. Psychoanalysis appeals to me particularly in view of the thorough consideration of the history of the subject and the unconscious.
It is important to know that I think that therapy is not so much aimed at reducing symptoms, but primarily strives to reduce the vulnerability and increase the psychic power through insight into itself and in his or her functioning. The effects of good therapy are therefore also noticeable in terms of social functioning, quality of life and the reduction of susceptibility to relapse. Therapy requires a certain form of courage, perseverance and investment.
Below we give an overview of some problem areas that I deal with.
- Identity questions
- Trauma, PTSD
- War victims, terror, attacks
- Sexual abuse, incest
- Psychosomatic complaints
- Work-related complaints, such as burn-out
- General unwell
- Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
- Anxiety and depression (panic attack, hyperventilation, OCD, depressive disorders, …)
- Psychiatric problems
- Autism and ASD
- Life questions
- Sense questions
- Relaxation therapy
- Psycho-education about disorders
- Sleeping course
- Group cohesion
The group therapies take place in Bertem (Leuven).