General information concerning therapy with a therapist

Overview and general terms of treatment with therapists

At what point in your life might you need a therapist? psychologist 

Therapists, coaches and counselors are mental health specialists. This is effectively what characterises them: they are the professionals that looks after the troubles, complex or not, which affect our emotions, our stability, our well-being, and the “state of our soul”. psychologist psychotherapist counselor counsellor

When a feeling of uneasiness persists, when it affects our daily routine, our relationships and our work, and we can’t manage to identify the cause of it, or to resolve it by ourselves, a therapist is then someone we are advised to talk to to try to put things “straight”. psychologist psychotherapist counselor counsellor

Numerous physical symptoms also have psychological causes: putting your back out, headaches, continuous fatigue, and stomach ache are some of the pains which can be bodily manifestations of stress, anxiety or depression. A therapist can help you to find the source of these troubles and work through the problems to relieve and solve them. psychologist psychotherapist counselor counsellor psychologist psychotherapist counselor counsellor

A therapist will enable you to shed a light on the often unknown causes of your own mechanisms and reactions, and the work of a therapist will help you to bring them into focus and find the tools within you to handle your problems better, or even eradicate them. Therapy is a joint and participative process, where success largely depends on the will of the patient. psychologist psychotherapist counselor counsellorpsychologist psychotherapist counselor counsellor

What happens at the first meeting?

At the first interview, the therapist will ask you some general questions about yourself and will ask you the reason(s) for you taking this step. They will decide with you what type of therapy suits you best. It could be that you require a few support sessions or perhaps a longer therapy over several months; you will decide on the frequency of your sessions together. Your therapist will advise you, but in the end it is your decision how you wish to continue the therapy.

An individual interview generally takes around 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the amount of time the therapist reserves for each session. The therapist will also let you know the price of the session.

What results can you expect?

The results vary from one person to another. The aim of having therapy is so that you feel relieved from one or more of the problems which are weighing you down and which had been unmanageable for you. Therapy allows you to put into words things which will let you draw a line under these problems, or find the causes and explanations which will make you stronger and more able to manage your emotions towards these problems. As a natural consequence, your general state will improve, you will regain confidence in yourself, and move forward on the path of well-being.

Additional information about Therapist Belgium

Why wait longer ? Just take the first step and make contact !

Do you questions that are still unanswered (for example how a therapist or counselor can assist you to find solutions to your problems)? Simply make an appointment via our secretariat, or send an email to the secretariat of Therapist Belgium, to the attention of any of the therapists or counselors on the website.

General information concerning therapy with a therapist

General information concerning therapy with a therapist

Marie Joe Kfoury

Therapist Psychotherapist - Auderghem - Marie Joe Kfoury

A first consult

There is never a good or a bad time to take that first step and make contact with a therapist.

Whatever your problem, your worry or simply your desire to speak or to be listened to, you can call any of our therapists whenever you feel the need. It is your desire and your need that are at the heart of this process.

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