There are many types of therapy and even more different therapists to choose from. Finding the right therapy which fits you and your situation can therefore be a challenge, especially when living in a foreign country. Rather than a specific type of therapy, it is more important, however, is to find a therapist with whom you feel at ease and can trust.
Seeing an individual as a part of a whole, acknowledging the importance ofunderstanding the context of situation is why systemic therapy is used by International Couples Therapy. Systemic therapy (couples and family therapy) is the search for and identifying the interactional patterns which are destructive in a relationship and exploring the possibilities to change these patterns. Given a person’s social system often times has a large impact in one’s life, I strive to engage the other members of the family (partner, children, parents) when possible.
My approach to therapy encompasses a number of things:
- Providing a safe space in which to explore and share difficult feelings with each other.
- Facilitating better communication by enhancing listening and expressive skills.
- Exploring individual and family histories to beter understand the nature of the couple’s dynamic.
- Identifying current stressors and triggers and working to resolve impasses.
- Sessions are in English or Dutch
Effective May 25, 2018, the new data and privacy legislation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is applicable throughout the EU. This is known in the Netherlands as General Data Protection Regulation (AVG). The Personal Data Protection Act (WBP) is no longer in use.
GDPR in a nutshell
In this practice, your therapist will process various personal details with the purpose of ensuring that the therapeutic treatment and financial settlement are carried out correctly.
- Your data is well protected against unauthorized access.
- Your data has a legal retention period of 7 years.
- You have the right to know whether and which personal data will be processed by your therapist. You also have the right to inspect, adapt and (partially) remove this data (as long as the privacy of another person is not harmed by this).
- You determine whether and if so, which information may be passed on to third parties.