We try to make a first appointment with you within one or two weeks. If we are full, we’re always more than willing to think about possibilities for another therapist.
In the first couple of sessions we take care of you. You can tell your story and settle down.
After completion of the intake, it will be discussed with you whether treatment is indicated. With an indication for psychotherapy, you will be presented with an individual treatment plan. If you agree with the treatment plan, your treatment will start.
If there is no indication for psychotherapy and/or no agreement is reached over the treatment plan, we will refer you back to your general practitioner. If requested, we can also give you a recommendation for a further referral.
For your treatment, we use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In this form of therapy, you will be helped to learn to discover, recognise and understand you not worked through and unconscious feelings. Your unconscious feelings are often the underlying cause for your complaints and problems. If you get more understanding and hold of these feelings, these will hinder you much less in your daily life and relationships. As a indirect result of this, your complaints and problems will decrease.
Because you learn to know yourself and your experiences much better, you will then be much better able to consciously give a positive direction to your life. You will be able to handle yourself and others in much more constructive ways, so that you will begin to function much better in your daily life and relationships.
We work together with psychiatrists. If needed, we can refer you to a psychiatrist for a treatment with psychotropic medication.