Your psychologist in The Hague
The purpose of all guidance from Psyche is to empower you with the skills and knowledge you need, to take control of your life and unlock your true potential.
Psyche can offer help with:
Psyche uses the following therapy forms:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy assumes that it is not the events themselves that give a person a certain negative feeling and let them behave in a certain way, but the colored glasses through which people look at things. Learning to interpret these negative thoughts in a more objective way, will help to have a more objective look at your own feelings and perceptions. Negative feelings will alleviate and your behavior will change.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common forms of treatment in the Netherlands. It is a brief structured therapy, present and future oriented. The story of the client is important. Together with the therapist you are going to discover how the negative and irrational pattern of thoughts have been created in the past.
Schema Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps you to understand the origin of behavioral patterns and to change them. It is an analysis of the impact that experiences from your childhood have on your present daily life. During therapy you learn to challenge yourself, take better care of yourself and to feel what you really need in life. In this way not only your behaviour will change, but also your thoughts and feelings.
Voice Dialogue (VD)
Voice Dialogue is a specific method developed to explore the world of the Selves – also known as sub-personalities. This method requires two people: a facilitator and the subject being facilitated. The job of the facilitator is to help the subject become aware of, and to experience, the various Selves that run our lives and to learn how to use them in a conscious way through the development of an Aware Ego Process.
Each of us "contains multitudes". We are made up of many selves, identifying with some and rejecting others. This over-identification with some selves and the loss of wholeness that comes from the rejection of others, can create imbalances and blind spots. This work is about embracing all the selves. This dance of the selves is an amazing process and we see the dynamics of the world around us shift as our internal world changes.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. During EMDR therapy the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus.