Diagnoses and treatment approaches exist in abundance.. yet people and problems do not exist in isolation. No single approach will translate into effective change, unless your personal mix of needs, conditions and resources is recognised and addressed with a tailored solution. Methods I use, integrate the working ingredients from cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, systemic, mindfulness and relaxation, imaginary methods, cultural psychiatry or even.. common sense. Mutual respect and trust are vital in a result-driven collaboration, whenever required and appropriate, allow for a dash of challenge or confrontation. Whatever you are struggling with; we’ll deal with this together.
Moving from the Netherlands (in 2010), to the U.K (2010-2015) and to Switzerland (2015 – now) enabled me to develop clinical experience with people in very diverse settings. A double career as intercultural and communication trainer added interpersonal sensitivity, flexibility and the firm belief that nothing is ‘abnormal’. We are all just learning, and it’ll never stop. Besides clinical counseling, I train and supervise therapists, research and publish, provide training workshops and speak at conferences across Europe.
I have availability currently but work with no more than 5 patients at a time. Home visits provide most context information and online sessions add more flexible availability and keep costs low. Praxis based sessions are available at a +20% surplus on top of the standard rate of 150 CHF/h .
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