Brief therapy, Solution-focused therapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Somatic Experiencing
I welcome you to my private practice between Jette and Ganshoren, to work with you in English on the changes that you wish to see appear in your life. I am a therapist for adults, and I offer individual consultations. My practice is based on your own unique experiences and goals, following your own pace. Usually, the therapeutic process doesn't take more than 10 sessions (partly refundable by most mutuelle systems).
I'm a psychologist (Master, ULB 2006), enrolled in the Commission des Psychologues de Belgique, and I abide to their code de déontologie.
My aim is to help you (re)discover your ressources and competences, and to help you implement practical tools into your every day life, adapted to your own experience, so that you can stop "going in circles", as if you were reliving the same problems again and again.
"Brief therapies" is an umbrella term that covers many collaborative techniques designed to offer the quickest, most complete, and most lasting relief from the problem.
This tool is interactive. The patient and the therapist define together what exactly the problem is, and the strategies that the patient's already tried to solve it. Once the problem is defined, the patient is invited to co-create and test out new approaches to the problem.
Brief therapies are... brief, and yet quite efficient. They allow people to find their way toward problem-solving, owning their new-found equilibrium, empowered in their relationship to themselves and others.
HTSMA is a somewhat barbaric french acronym that stands for "Hypnotherapy, Strategic Therapies, and Alternating Movements". It's a full-on approach alternating between conversational moments and EMDR-based movements.
In an HTSMA session, our base point is your physical and emotional sensations, and their intensity. From there, we can work on trauma-based issues, phobias, chronic pain or illness, grief, and anxiety.
Narrative therapy was created by a genious australian social worker named Michael White. It is one of my favourite therapeutic tools. In a seamless conversational inquiry, it opens a space to allow people to reconnect to their value system, to feel what it really is like to be themselves, and to get reacquainted with their ressources, abilities, strengths, that became hidden, denied, or lost through suffering.
The person is invited to develop a different life narration, taking the driver's seat as the author of their story, thereby creating a more integrative, whole, gentle and empowering relationship to their life.
After a few stays in buddhist temples in Asia, I started including elements of mindfulness practice within therapy sessions, with great results.
Mindfulness generally helps people (re)develop their being-with-themselves muscle, going back to the present moment, nonjudgementally, nonapologetically, and effortlessly. Just being there, and observing what is happening. This practice is particularly interesting to treat anxiety and insomnia.
Solution-focused hypnotherapy was created by Bill O'Hanlon, who was Milton Erickson's last pupil (and gardener!). This approach is humanistic, and deeply respectful. During a session, the person's experience is validated and integrated constantly, and all that is present is accepted and welcomed into the therapeutic process. This hypnotherapy technique is designed for people who feel like they spend too much time "in their head", as it opens the door for the unconscious and the body's wisdom to step in and help the person heal in a much more integrated manner.
Based on the polyvagal theory and mindfulness, somatic experiencing encourages the person to reconnect to the body with kindness, to settle back into a state of (sometimes long lost) safety, to become acquainted with their triggers, and to deeply take care of their nervous system.
This gentle and simple approach is very efficient to treat trauma, anxiety and depression.
Please note that appointments can only be made via e-mail.
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