Psychotherapy in steps
The nature and seriousness of your complaints will be determined during an intake or diagnostic interview. The selection of the type of treatment that can possibly yield the best result will be decided after the intake. This decision-making process is in collaboration with you as the client. Sometimes an additional assessment may be required. For example, (neuro-)psychological or a psychiatric examination. Important to note is that one’s (ecological) environment, neighbourhood, work setting, family dynamics, social network and financial situation are factors that are related to mental-emotional wellbeing. These can influence the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
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Psychotherapeutic treatment methodsDifferent treatment methods are considered depending on the complaints and issues. It is important to mention that Logotherapy and existential analysis are often an essential and complementary part of the treatment methods that are offered.
LogotherapyLogotherapy was developed, theoretically and scientifically, by psychiatrist and neurologist Prof. Dr. Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997). Logotherapy and existential analysis are two sides of the same coin. Existential analysis helps discover the true values that characterize a person's life. And logotherapy helps to realize those values in concrete terms. The core of the therapy is: learning answers to the questions that life asks. It is a talk therapy that is practical, confronting and future-oriented in approach. What is special is that Frankl's psychotherapy mobilizes the power of the “spiritual”. The spiritual, unlike the psychic, consists of the active values in a person's personal beliefs. In short, logotherapy is a psychotherapy based on the individual sense of purpose that works within the boundaries of scientifically founded treatments.
The therapy assumes that everyone wants to understand themselves and their existence in a meaningful context. This 'understanding' has several sides: it is cognitive, intuitive and behavioural. And therefore, it concerns the way of thinking, feeling and doing. When a person fails to understand himself in a meaningful context, an "existential frustration" easily arises that can be the breeding ground for all kinds of negative psychological, social, and physical problems. For example, excessive fear, depression, crime or addiction. Fortunately, the reverse is also the case. A newly found meaningful existence creates energy to convert those problems back into health, flexibility and strength. That is the purpose of the therapy. Based on everyone's will to find meaning in life, logotherapy is a cognitive behavioural psychotherapy oriented towards the personal sense of meaning.
Cognitive behavioural therapyCognitive behavioural therapy assumes that thoughts influence feelings and behaviour. During their lives people develop beliefs (cognitions) about themselves and others. These can lead to feelings such as fear, sadness or anger. The behaviour is adapted to these feelings. Cognitive therapy focuses on changing the way you think, which is oftentimes automatic and subconscious. After all, when thoughts change, feelings and behaviour change with it. We often work with homework assignments and exercises. You can read more here.
Psychoanalytic PsychotherapyPsychoanalytic therapy is a form of psychotherapy aimed at giving meaning to and developing the inner world of the client. It is about clarifying the background and meaning of emotional problems that affects people's daily functioning and hinder their relationships. It is also about building an inner world of thoughts, feelings and fantasies through which people can get a grip on their actions. It is always about the way in which people implicitly or explicitly deal with themselves and others.
Together with the psychotherapist, the client discovers underlying thoughts and feelings - such as fear, shame, insecurity, and guilt - that they are often less aware of, have their roots in the past, and lead to a repetition of maladaptive patterns. Sometimes it is also about clarifying and articulating thoughts and behaviour that are sub- or unconscious.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a methodical, developmentally orientated and proven effective therapy. Today it is often referred to as Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT). Psychoanalysis has also benefitted from neuroscientific developments. I am, partly for this reason, a Clinical Fellow of the NPSA.
For more information:-https://npsa-association.org/about-npsa/-https://npsa-association.org/education-training/register-international-neuropsychoanalysis/
Family therapyFamily therapy has an eye for the network, attachments and relationships, communication styles and how personal issues affect all family members. By opting for family therapy, attention is not only paid to the person who is dealing with a problem, but especially how the family deals together with issues and problems.
The interaction and relationship between family members are central. The therapist pays attention not only to the problematic interactions between family members, but also has an eye for moments of positive affect and effective communication. During family therapy, the concept of resilience is crucial, which both implies vulnerability as well as adaptability. This creates hope and space to tackle the problems together. In family therapy we assume that in addition to the problem itself, relational, social and cultural context always play a role. Central is the connection between family members and the wider network, which can improve or restore the atmosphere, experience more support and reduce the chance of remission.
For more information:-https://www.nvrg.nl/home-https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/attachment-based-therapy
Mentalization-Based TherapyThis form of psychotherapy aims at giving meaning to and developing the inner world of the client. It is about clarifying the background and meaning of emotional problems that affects people's daily functioning. It is also about building or mentalizing an inner world of thoughts, feelings and fantasies through which people can get an understanding and eventually a grip on their actions. It is always about the way in which people implicitly or explicitly deal with themselves and others.
Mentalization-based therapy (MBT) is a methodical, developmentally orientated and proven effective therapy. Psychoanalysis and MBT have also benefitted from neuroscientific developments. I am, partly for this reason, a Clinical Fellow of the NPSA.
The links below provide more information:-https://npsa-association.org/about-npsa/-https://npsa-association.org/education-training/register-international-neuropsychoanalysis/
EducationSupervision in psychodiagnostics and psychotherapy or undergoing psychotherapy as part of your training is offered (VKJP; NIP). Interested? Contact me.
Supervision is possible in the field of treatment and diagnostics. Psychotherapy as part of your training is offered from a psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic framework. I am a certified supervisor and learning therapist for people in training for various BIG-registered professions (psychotherapist, mental health psychologist, clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist). Recognized supervision in the context of acquiring the basic assessment of psychodiagnostics (BAPD) is also possible.
Supervision is provided individually, in pairs or triples. Psychotherapy is only offered individually. This is also possible via Zoom or Teams.
The rate for an individual session of 60 minutes is € 110. For a group of 2 (60 minutes) that is € 145 and for a group of 3 € 220 (90 minutes). Rates are negotiable. If you do not show up for an appointment or if you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, then an amount of € 50 will be charged.