You will undoubtedly follow all the developments regarding the current coronavirus. It disrupts society and creates many questions and feelings of uncertainty. Especially nowadays it is important that you know that neuroCare is there for you. Our practitioners provide appropriate remote support, so you don’t have to face difficulties al by yourself.
Depending on the nature of your complaints and the treatment we offer for this, you can undergo treatment on location at one of our neuroCare locations. We work according to the guidelines of the RIVM and the health of our clients and employees is paramount. In case treatment on location is not necessary, we would like to introduce you to online psychotherapy through video calling. Our intake interviews and advice can also be carried out online.
Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that is effective for anxiety, mood and personality problems. The treatment is short if possible and long if necessary, depending on the nature of the problem and the person. The aim of psychotherapy is to jointly (client and therapist) examine and process the psychological complaints in order to reduce them or make them more manageable.
There are various forms of psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CGT) or EMDR. In general, we opt for a combination of these forms, also known as integrative psychotherapy. The choice always takes place in consultation between the client and the practitioner.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of therapy in which the emphasis is on changing the behaviours and thinking patterns that maintain or exacerbate psychological or physical complaints. In the Netherlands, this is the most widely used and researched form of psychotherapy. The treatments are a complaint- or problem-oriented and short-term in nature. The therapist might utilize exercises and homework to help the client.
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy for people who continue to suffer the consequences of a major experience, such as a traffic accident or a violent crime.
EMDR consists of a number of actions that allow the memories of these experiences to be stored in the memory in a different way. The therapist will ask you to think back to the event, including the accompanying images, thoughts and feelings, and then a number of sets of eye movements will be made. The sets will gradually lead to the memory losing its power and emotional charge. This makes it easier and easier to think back to the original event.
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Schema therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps to understand and change the origin of behavioural patterns. The influence of experiences from a person’s childhood on patterns and daily life is investigated. One learns to change oneself in such a way that one feels better and is better able to take care of oneself and stand up for oneself. This changes behaviour, thoughts and feelings.
In some of our branches we do not offer a full schedule therapy, but we can work with parts of the schedule therapy.
Increasingly, e-health is also being offered. By this we mean informative programmes that are offered via the Internet and that have a specific subject as their theme, such as anxiety, depression and/or ADHD, for example. In addition, self-help techniques are also offered or material is offered to support a specific treatment.
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Most therapies talk a lot about problems and worries. Children are not always able to express what concerns them. Play fits in better with their world of experience. The therapist can use the child’s world of play to understand what concerns him or her and then help the child cope with difficult experiences. Playing is also a way for children to express their feelings. During the game there is of course also talk, but for the child in a more playful way.
ACT (acceptance & commitment therapy) is a modern form of acceptance-oriented behavioural therapy that focuses on behavioural change and improving functioning.
Acceptance is about experiencing and accepting what is inside, such as unwanted feelings and thoughts. Commitment stands for connecting to values and goals that are important to a person. The ability to be in touch with the here and now (mindfulness), being able to distance oneself from the content of one’s own thinking, making value-oriented choices and converting these into actions are taught.
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The aim is to become actively aware of automatic reactions to stress, conflict situations and fear, and then to learn to choose alternatives if these reactions have a negative impact on a person’s functioning. The training consists of a combination of psychological skills such as mindfulness and acceptance techniques (ACT) and/or principles from twilight therapy and physical skills (basic postures) from martial arts.
There are many different forms of psychotherapy. Some therapies help to deal with unpleasant memories from the past, such as EMDR, while other treatments focus mainly on the here and now. Cognitive behavioural therapy teaches you what you can do to change your behaviour or thoughts in order to feel better, and mindfulness helps you to take more distance from your own thoughts and feelings.
Our therapists are trained in various evidence-based treatment methods and try to determine together with you which treatment suits you best. Unless there is no other option, you will keep the same practitioner from start to finish, so you won’t have to get used to a new face all the time.
We try to avoid long waiting lists, and offer a safe and personal atmosphere within our offices.
Our most important asset, however, is that psychotherapy in neuroCare can be combined with the latest neuromodulation techniques, such as rTMS. This turns out to be a powerful combination: research has shown that psychotherapy and rTMS are much more effective together than separately, at least in the treatment of depressive symptoms. In this way, we have been able to help many people, sometimes after years of struggle with the symptoms. Moreover, we try not only to help you get better, but also to stay better. For example, we offer everyone a free check-up appointment six months after the end of the treatment.
Source: Donse et al. (2017) Simultaneous rTMS and Psychotherapy in Major Depressive Disorder: Clinical Outcomes and Predictors from a Large Naturalistic Study. Brain Stimulation.