Do you often feel out of place? Like you don’t belong? Not understood, frustrated with you life? Are you dreaming of escaping the rat race? Do you question yourself, your life, the sense of it all? Good! It means that you are thinking and you have got standards. However, you might benefit from a little support in chiselling your own trail in life.
Are you feeling stuck in traditional therapeutic approaches? Are you not making the progress you hoped to see? Do you have the hunch that getting to the root of your troubles requires a deep dive out of your head and into your feeling heart? Are you curious to try a less traditional approach of emotional healing for stress reduction and solution finding based on the new science exploring the quantum field of energy? Perhaps you want to step into something new but you stop yourself because you’re wondering if it’s too far ‘out there’ and 'different' for you. I understand - yet if you're still here reading, maybe it's your time now.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, in private practice in Brussels, Belgium. I specialize in individual psychotherapy, and work with adults of all ages. I am also a specialist in psychotherapy, trained in several evidence based integrative approaches. I assist my clients in addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, low self esteem, LGBTQ+, codependency, family conflicts, relationship problems, and existential life issues. I provide supportive psychotherapy for adult individuals seeking to improve their well-being, while cultivating skills that lead to a greater sense of purpose and self.
I provide therapy for all individuals. Whether there is a specific problem, theme or concern, or perhaps just a feeling, one may start and embark on a personal journey of psychodynamic psychotherapy with me.
What if you could get help for your problems without having to attach your name and face to them? Ever been told to keep your problems “in house” , don't discuss them with anyone and to basically shut up. Pretend they don’t exist because really? How bad can it be when you’ve got food, shelter and people who love you? But in your silence the frustration, the pain, the angst and anxiety keep on building. With no one to tell as the one time you spoke up they shut you down and you said never again. The repercussions are greater than the “potential” relief of speaking so you think.
Strong people reach out for support and discover the empathic will for their own selves in the authentic connection with me, the therapist. Empathic will is kind and loving, you can relax into it like into a big hug and at the same time it gives you wings because you can be your true Self.
My goal is to offer empathy and help to clients who find themselves in a conflicted state, who again and again face same struggles in relationships and professional life, and who decided to increase the quality of their life. The initial step is slowing down and reflecting on what causes the painful emotions and difficult situations. Then we gradually analyse how to brake the maladaptive patterns of emotions and behaviour. Based on the issues, conflicts, and situations faced by the client in day-to-day life, we apply the newly gained insights to bring changes to improve the quality of life.
If deeper meaning and purpose are important to you, or if you are facing a difficult change in your life, then I may be the life coach you are looking for. In fact, I only coach people on situations and topics I have already faced in my life, so you may consider me to be a coach who is doing the work from an authentic place. Topics I work with are the following: entering adulthood, adapting to new cultures and countries, the decision to marry, relationship difficulties, divorce, entering parenthood, being a parent, midlife crisis, identity crisis, career transitions, loss of employment, and deep grief and loss.
Psychologue clinicien (nº 357523) inscrit à la Commission des Psychologues (nº 871.214.674), formé en psychologie cognitivo-comportementale. Je travaille en français, anglais, espagnol et catalan. La psychothérapie est un outil très utile pour les personnes qui souffrent de dépression, d'anxiété ou d'inquiétude pendant une période prolongée, qui éprouvent des problèmes affectant leur bien-être physique et émotionnel ou qui ne se voient pas capables d'affronter un événement tel qu'un nouvel emploi, un divorce ou un deuil pour la perte d'un membre de la famille.
In my practice for psychotherapy my curiosity and inquisitiveness are at the middle of it all. Besides my studies at the Academy for Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy, my background as visual artist and teacher add to this. In therapy as well as well as in fine arts we are challenged to see things in a different light. I help my clients find their disabling belief systems and offer ways to look for constructive and creative insights tailored to each individuals’ and couple’s need.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Gent Arrondissement are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Gent Arrondissement then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Gent Arrondissement, or Child Psychologists in Gent Arrondissement.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Gent Arrondissement psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Gent Arrondissement specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.