We must accept our reality as vastly as we possibly can; everything, even the unprecedented, must be possible within it. This is in the end the only kind of courage that is required of us: the courage to face the strangest, most unusual, most inexplicable experiences that can meet us.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Dorothée Janssens de Bisthoven
I have many years of experience in the provision of psychological support and systemic psychotherapy for adults suffering from anxiety, depression, self-doubt, burnout, separation, emotional loss, post-traumatic stress, acute crises and somatic diseases.
I also support partners, relations and families whose loved ones are carrying a heavy burden or who are psychiatrically sick (e.g. a psychosis or depression, or coping with a cancer diagnosis, accident, physical attack or the effects of military deployment), helping them to find a way of dealing with the sufferer that is as appropriate, dignified and helpful as possible.
I advise couples and individuals who have the feeling "things can’t go on like this”. The counseling varies according to the particular problems and what they wish to change. It involves proven approaches from couple therapy and attachment research, which are meaningful, illuminating and creative.
I’m glad to help adolescents who are having a hard time at school or in everyday life who are attracting attention or causing concern, for example, due to a motivational slump, concentration problems, a tendency to withdraw, eating disorders and other physical symptoms of stress, or mood swings (including aggression).
Dorothée Janssens de Bisthoven has been a psychologist for more than 20 years, working in many different positions, from scientific assistant and trainer for diagnosis at the Department of Psychiatry in Mannheim, Germany, to lecturer in clinical psychology at the University of Mannheim. For a long time she was employed as a family therapist and psychological advisor in a boy's home.
More recently, she worked in Nepal as a development worker and psychosocial trainer at the Center for mental health and Counseling, where she still undertakes supervisory tasks once every year.
Since 2000 she has regularly practised the (family) constellation method on a freelance basis, offering seminars on a range of different topics, and developing her own unique style in the process.
Since 2010 Dorothée has lived in Brussels where she has her own practice for psychotherapy.
Born Dorothée Weber in Mannheim, Germany, in 1969
up to 2009
up to 2002
up to 1999
|FURTHER EDUCATION (SUMMARY)
SYSTEMIC THERAPY (Heidelberg School, IGST)
Specialisations in systemic therapy (SIH, Arnold Retzer)
TRAUMA TREATMENT for
HYPNOTHERAPY ACCORDING TO MILTON ERICKSON
ALTERNATIVE HEALING AND MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES