FAQ2022-04-17T21:30:41+00:00

Frequently Asked questions

Fees

What are the cost of the Therapy Sessions?2022-04-17T21:27:18+00:00

The cost can be viewed on the Bookings Page. I work as an independent practitioner and I am not affiliated with any Dutch health insurance provider. Please check with your health insurance provider to see whether there are any reimbursements available.

Can the price of Therapy Sessions be reduced for me?2022-04-17T21:29:02+00:00

We can certainly discuss the possible options for you. Please send me an email or book a free complimentary in-take call to discuss the possible options.

I am a Student. Are there reduced rates?2022-04-17T21:32:19+00:00

Yes. You may benefit from student rates. Please send me an email to discuss the possible options.

I am an Expat. Can you provide reduced rates?2022-04-17T21:33:23+00:00

Yes. We can certainly discuss the possible options for you. Please send me an email or book a free complimentary in-take call to discuss the possible options.

Psychotherapy

When do I need to consider Psychotherapy?2022-04-13T09:15:26+00:00

“Any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, psychotherapy can help.”

Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:

  • A sense of overwhelming, prolonged helplessness and sadness.
  • None of your efforts or help from your friends seems to improve your problems.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work or to carry out everyday activities.
  • Excessive worry, expecting the worst or constantly feeling on edge.
  • Your actions are harming you or others. This could include drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive.

Read more at http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/understanding-psychotherapy.aspx

How long is a session?2022-04-13T09:16:39+00:00

A session is usually 50 minutes, depending on the needs of the client.

How many sessions will I Need?2022-04-13T09:16:58+00:00

The number of sessions depends on the nature and complexity of the complaint. Each person and difficulty is unique and will require a unique treatment approach.

On average, I recommend four (4) sessions as a start for you to find benefit in psychotherapy. Some clients may benefit sooner and some may benefit from a longer duration of therapy.

What are the cost Involved?2022-04-13T09:17:12+00:00

The cost can be viewed on the Bookings Page. I work as an independent practitioner and I am not affiliated with any Dutch health insurance provider. Please check with your health insurance provider to see whether there are any reimbursements available.

Will Health Insurance pay for Psychotherapy?2022-04-13T09:17:26+00:00

I work as an independent practitioner and I am not affiliated with any Dutch health insurance provider. Please check with your health insurance provider to see whether there are any reimbursements available.

Couples Therapy

What is pre-marital therapy?2022-04-13T12:25:17+00:00

Pre-marital Counselling aims to build effective communication skills before walking down the aisle. It has been scientifically proven to enhance the quality and longevity of relationships. Discussions around marital goals and expectations build a realistic foundation for the marriage.

What is co-parenting therapy?2022-04-13T12:26:03+00:00

The end of an intimate relationship does not mean the end of your relationship as parents. Co-parenting Therapy guides parents in prioritising the best interest of their children despite the dissolution of their relationship. Building a new family system during this time can be very tricky. Parents often need guidance in negotiating this new relationship dynamic.

How does couples therapy work?2022-04-13T12:26:41+00:00

When working with a couple, I see each partner on their own before starting joint sessions. This gives me a full picture of the challenges you are facing. It also allows each partner an unfiltered space to vent before joint sessions.

Once each partner feels heard, and we’ve addressed hindrances to a joint process, we create a joint therapeutic space. This is a space where both partners can work towards a more satisfying relationship.

When should we consider couples therapy?2022-04-13T12:27:16+00:00

It is never too early to consider couple’s therapy. The earlier you start the process, the better. Pre-martial therapy builds effective communication to add to the satisfaction in your relationship. Couples therapy can address a sense of dissatisfaction at any point in a relationship. It can also serve as a maintenance tool in a relationship to promote the lifespan of a relationship.

Do you provide online couples therapy?2022-04-13T12:27:48+00:00

Yes, Online Couples Therapy uses the same principles within an online format. I make use of Zoom, a secure online platform.

Family Therapy

How does family therapy work?2022-04-13T12:38:21+00:00

In order to obtain a clear picture of the individuals in a family and the manner in which they relate to each other, each family member is seen individually first.

Once each member has been heard individually, and possible hindrances to a joint process have been addressed, a therapeutic space is created where family members can work towards more effective communication and more satisfying relationships between family members and within the greater family.

When should we consider family therapy?2022-04-13T12:38:48+00:00

Family therapy may be indicated when families are characterised by high levels of overt or covert conflict that they have difficulty resolving.

Family therapy may assist when a new family member joins the family, for instance, the arrival of a new baby; when developing new family dynamics when parents re-marry (blended families); or in negotiating the changes accompanying the divorce of the parental subsystem.

Family therapy may also assist a family in grieving and adjusting to the loss of a family member or when a family member is diagnosed with an illness and the family needs education and assistance in adjusting to the diagnosis.

Psychological Assessment

What is a psychological assessment?2022-04-13T12:45:23+00:00

Psychological assessment refers to a process by which a wide variety of information is obtained in order to compile a holistic picture of a person’s psychological functioning. One component of a psychological assessment is the use of projective techniques and/or standardised psychological tests. These psychological tests or assessment measures are tools that allow for the measurement of human behaviour in order for informed decisions to be made.

When is a psychological assessment indicated?2022-04-13T12:46:04+00:00

Psychological assessment may be useful in identifying areas of development or in creating self-awareness. These include learning, education, and work-related contexts. Specifically, such assessments can assist in determining scholastic difficulties or learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, ADHD, attention and memory difficulties amongst others), assisting in finding the most optimal style of learning and most appropriate course of action when a difficulty is identified.

Psychological assessment can also assist in relation to career guidance for high school subject choices, school leavers, and persons considering making a change in their careers. Psychological assessment may also assist in contributing to an accurate psychiatric diagnosis, such as bipolar mood disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias and others.

What are the cost involved?2022-04-13T12:47:21+00:00

Fees for an assessment are based on the each individual’s assessment plan. An assessment usually consists of 1 hour for a clinical interview and between 2 and 4 hours for the completion of the assessment. Additional costs may be incurred for the review of records, collateral information and the completion of a psychological report.

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