This page sets out information about becoming a client

 

What approach is used at the sessions?

 

The approach is always individially chosen. Generally speaking, there are two main approaches: the first is cognitive, which involves interventions on the mental and behavioural level and is more solution-oriented. The second is psychodynamic, which involves work with feelings and emotions and helps to find inner balance. Many clients can profit from a mixture of both. If it still sounds confusing, don’t worry, because I never forget to ask my clients about their expectations from our sessions and their particular communication needs and wishes.

 

Which issues are not treated?

 

I am not a medical psychotherapist. I specialize in mental health counselling and life coaching, personal development, self esteem issues and empowerment for personal and professional goal attainment. I do not treat psychiatric issues, though I offer support art therapy and bodywork for these cases. I also do not treat substance abuse, though I offer support therapy. I also don’t offer primary treatment for disorders that manifest pathophysiological processes. I refer issues that have become a medical concern to experts in respective areas. I do offer support therapy if it can make you feel comfortable, as long as you are being medically treated. I also do not support with psychological consequences of sexual assault and with psychosomatic pain disorder because it requires a set of skills I cannot offer. However, I efficiently work with all varieties of post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

 

What is the duration of sessions?

 

Duration of sessions is 45 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How often are sessions held?

 

That depends on your particular needs and on your readiness to process changes. You come as often as is best for your situation and it is you who decides. Some clients want to move more quickly, whereas others need more time to let changes happen.

 

How long does the process last?

 

The number of sessions is highly variable and depends on such factors as your goals, your experience with receiving help and the challenges and blockades we are facing and managing. Short-term therapy is generally about 8-10 sessions. There are also some clients who come occasionally when they want support in a crisis or conflict situation. Similarly, some clients need only one coaching session, a couple of consultations or short-term therapy because their issue requires only a few steps to undertake. In other cases, a client might need a longer process to explore deeper issues and change some ingrained mental or behavioural patterns. Ongoing appointments are help on a weekly basis as long as you need them. Learning new nehaviour or new way of thinking are processes that can happen quickly or more slowly, depending on your personality and your readiness.

 

If you would like more information about your particular situation, please feel free to ask me how long the process is expected to take. However, you will be able to get a more precise answer once I learn your personal history and reasons for seeking support. And whereas I offer you her professional opinion about what frequency is best for you, I will equally respect your right to decide about what feels best for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Confidentiality

 

I fully adhere to the codex of professional ethics for therapists and coaches respectively.

 

In order to maintain the highest level of confidentiality, I do not store your personal data.

 

 

 

What fees should I expect?

 

Fees represent payment for my professional knowledge and experience. They also cover short between-session support.

 

 

 

 

Availability

 

I am available from Monday to Friday and offer appointments throughout the day starting at 9 am and ending at 8 pm. I am also available every second and fourth Sunday of the months starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. You can find the time that suits you best.

 

 

 

Ready to Get Started?

 

You may also schedule a free 15-minute personal conversation if you want to check the chemistry by writing me an e-mail at ireneparker.nl@gmail.com.