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The services of the Practice for Psychotherapy, Brussels involve activities to support clients’ individual needs and objectives.
The psychologist Dorothée Janssens de Bisthoven works primarily in German, her mother tongue, and she also offers consultations in English or French, for example for couples and families of mixed nationality.
Activities at the practice entail collaboration with confidentiality and on equal terms.
|PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADULTS
In the course of their lives, everyone reaches a point where they lose sight of the way forward. There don’t seem to be any "correct" decisions or good solutions. Questions, doubts or vexation get the better of them, and they feel overwhelmed and alone.
It is then that they can benefit from professional psychological help. The important thing is to find a person who they feel understands them and their problems, someone who looks on from a “neutral ground”, who poses relevant questions and who supports them in finding solutions that are both effective and appropriate to the individual.
In systemic therapy, the individual takes centre stage, along with their story and their problems, and is observed within the relational structures of their environment and their life history. A person’s subconscious harbours a huge but dormant potential of competences and healing power. To let that potential develop requires special channels of access and a supportive pattern of relationships. The systemic approach invites participants to optimise the way they reflect on themselves, on their relationships and on “the world”.
The duration of the psychotherapy differs from person to person. Often, a distinct positive change or stabilisation can be seen after just a few appointments. Sometimes, it makes sense to pursue regular sessions over a longer time period.
At the beginning, it is a good idea to book one appointment a week. You can take a break in the psychotherapy, or end it at any time. In this case, experience has shown that it is useful to arrange a closing and stock-taking session, in order to discuss other recommendations or more suitable options.
Soul of man, how much like water you are!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Traumatisation does not only result from experiences of disaster or violence. Even “normal” occurrences in life, such as a separation or the death of a loved one, moving home, the birth of a child, verbal humiliation, physical pain or bad news, can also be traumatic experiences.
You feel yourself generally overstretched, physically, mentally or both; you find it hard to relativise things that occur; and you don’t know how to find clarity in the situation.
Traumas are experiences that destroy existing realities, expectations and dreams, and which can pull the ground out from beneath your feet. After that, your own approaches and ways of dealing with things seem ineffective.
Traumas that have been dealt with and integrated, are experiences that you can talk about later (if necessary), because you have integrated them into the narrative of your life and into your whole organism in such a way that you can now imagine continuing to live with them (in a relatively relaxed manner).
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.