Why consult ?
For many people, seeking the help of a Clinical Psychologist remains a difficult step. However, at times, one can feel overwhelmed by various life events that may require the assistance of a professional.
Consulting a Clinical Psychologist allows to make sense of psychic suffering, to work through solutions, and to find balance.
Anxiety Disorders (stress, panic attacks, phobia, generalised anxiety,…)
Mood Disorders (depression, sadness, bipolar...)
Relationship difficulties (parent-child, couple, professional,...)
Professional difficulties (stress, burn-out, unemployment, harassment,...)
Academic difficulties (gifted, mentally challenged, orientation,...)
Adjustment disorders (life events, academic/career choices, marriage, pregnancy, birth, post-partum depression, divorce, retirement, ...)
Illness (cancer, chronic disease,...)
Bereavement, palliative care, end of life, death
Sexual difficulties (lack of desire, hypoactive sexuality,aversion, dysfunctions, ...)
Sleep disorders (insomnia, hypersomnia, nightmares,...)
Psycho-Somatic disorders (somatisation, hypochondriac, dysmorphia, pain,...)
Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia,...)
Addictions (alcohol, drugs,…)
Post traumatic stress disorder (traumatic events, threat of death or serious injury, violence, flashbacks, ...)
Personality disorders (paranoid, anti-social, borderline, narcissistic, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, histrionic,...)
Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD, uncontrollable patterns of thought and actions, preoccupation with order, control, details, perfectionism ,... )
Behaviour difficulties (hyper-activity, agressivity,...)
Cognitive-behavioural therapy considers that psychological difficulties are related to thoughts, emotions and behaviour that are learned, reinforced and conditionned by individuals throughout their life experiences.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy allows to identify and to adjust certain thought patterns, emotions and behaviours in a constructive, concrete and practical manner.
This approach, considered as Brief Therapy/Short Term Therapy, allows to relieve the symptoms relatively quickly. Although this approach may suffice unto itself, a deeper analysis may allow to understand the origins of the symptoms. In this respect, a analytical therapy may be considered as a complementary approach.
By gaining awareness of the influence of these unconscious conflicts on his current behaviour, the patient comes to better understand them and gradually free himself from their influence.
Systemic, Family & Couple Therapies
According to the systemic approach, an individual's difficulties may stem from the type of interaction between the person his/her entourage (family, friends, co-workers...).
Once the problem has been analysed, the goal of the therapy is to modify the relationship between the person and others.
Cancer patients are often caught up in a cycle of intense physical treatments: specialist consultations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy… At times, patients may not realise or may neglect the psychological impact of the disease.
Psycho-Oncology takes into consideration the psychological, behavioural and social aspects of cancer. Psycho-Oncology is an essential part of the multidisciplinary approach currently used in the treatment of cancer.
Psycho-oncology addresses the necessity to prevent and treat the negative repercussions of cancer on the psychological health of patients, family members and care givers.
Psycho-oncology is practised by clinical psychologists during all stages of treatment. This speciality takes into consideration the many factors that may influence the disease process, side effects, remission, recovery, social and professional reinsertion.
Psycho-Oncology is an essential therapy in the fight against cancer.