Anxiety and depressive disorders
Analytically Inspired Support Therapy
GSM: +32(0)4 94 38 02 43
Possibility of skype sessions
I practise several types of therapies that have proven their effectiveness in the Psycho-trauma field. According to your requests and issues, we select what the most suitable tools are for your specific situation. The duration of the therapy varies from one person to another as it depends on the observed signs of suffering, whether they are related to a specific single event, or to deeper struggles rooting in childhood.
Hypnosis as described by Milton Erickson, hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that can go from shallow (reverie, light hypnotic trance) to deep. During the hypnosis session, the psychotherapist will help reproduce this pre-consciousness state to facilitate the process of suggestion with fewer barriers. It allows the therapist to work deeper than when the patient is fully conscious. Moreover, it helps support and guide the patient towards the most suitable solution. In the comfort of that position, he is guided by the therapist’s words and is free to comment on his feelings anytime throughout the session.
The therapeutic relationship, based on caring and empathy, plays an essential role in the therapy, regardless of the tools that are selected for the patient. Feeling that you are heard and understood in a safe place is fundamental. It allows bonding with the therapist. This bond will help you feel comfortable enough to be able to express the sources of your anxiety and difficulties. Once words are released, we can work on your vision of the world, which will allow you to have a better understanding of the way you interpret reality. This therapeutic relationship will shed a new light on your irrational negative thoughts and their recurring manifestations that have proven to be at your expense. The goal we are aiming at is the emergence of new behavioral patterns, consistent with what you truly want.
Psychoanalytic support therapy
This therapy is based on the classical therapy as invented by Sigmund Freud- with adapted settings, enhanced by the work of numerous psychoanalysts from the 20th century. It believes that the human psyche operates on the basis of conflicts related to the individual’s development and to events experienced in childhood. Both leave their mark on the unconscious and are transformed throughout childhood and adult life.
This therapy takes into consideration the expression of painful emotions to have a better understanding of conflict. The goal is subsequently to give it a new meaning through the process of adaptive compromise, helping to avoid recurring patterns, expressed through psychological symptoms. The emphasis is then placed on the present experience, the « here and now » and goals of self-development and self-fulfillment.
The EMDR, ‘Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing‘
Desensitization and reprogramming through eye movements was invented in 1987 by Francine Shapiro, PhD (U.S.A), the EMDR is a psycho-neurobiological therapy based on sensory stimulus. Recommended by the World Health Organization since 2013, it helps patients process traumatic events by connecting the rational and emotional parts of the brain.
Humanitarian work -
Alongside the work I do in my practice, I do consultancies with international organizations such as Doctors without Borders (MSF), Doctors of the World (MDM), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR). My job includes two components.