Current situation: Coronavirus information (COVID-19)

The psychology pratice is open. To prevent coronavirus, various measures have been put in place:

- In the discussion area, the seat distance between the psychologist and the clients is approximately 2.5 m. For certain activities carried out at the table with children and adolescents (e.g. when carrying out assessments), this distance is 1 to 1.5 m depending on the age of the child.

- A disinfectant hand spray is available to clients. The person(s) who participated in the session can therefore receive a jet of disinfectant spray on their hands.

- The objects and materials used when working with children/adolescents are disinfected after each use.

- The "free play" corner has been removed, to avoid the presence of toys used by many children.

- A disinfectant spray for surfaces is regularly applied in sensitive areas (WC, washbasin, door handles, chairs).

- We ask clients to come at the scheduled time, in order to prevent previous and next clients from crossing paths, or more than one family in the waiting area at the same time.

Psychological support

In a difficult life situation, I give the child the space to express himself or herself and develop resources to tackle and overcome the challenges. Children express difficulties differently, and it is important for me to approach the child's personality and temperament.

During the sessions I use conversations, but also less direct methods like play, drawings and other activities depending on the personality and preferences of the child. This enables the child to create trust, to strengthen self-awareness, respect and security, as well as to develop sustained openness, spontaneity and creativity, which allows an inner change. Thus, he or she can freely express fears and conflicts in order to overcome them. This approach strengthens his or her personality, the feeling of one's own identity and self-confidence.

My work in a psychological support is inspired, among others, by children's therapists such as Virginia Axline and Donald Winnicott. In my doctoral thesis, I also dealt with the subject of creativity in the play of children.