HOW I CAN HELP
The starting point in therapy is generally questioning oneself and one's existence, wishing to change or to adjust certain aspects of life or simply the need to stop hurting, to begin seeing life differently, to gain hope and trust.
This is a deeply personal decision, which supposes to reflect on what is difficult in our current lives, in our relationships with others, with ourselves and our past and what we wish to change.
Pursuing a psychotherapy means being willing to work towards change, with help and support, as well as taking the time necessary for better understanding oneself and one's problems, at their core.
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To best help with specific difficulties, questions or problems, I provide my clients with personalized support throughout different kinds of therapy sessions.
During one-on-on therapy sessions we can address a large area of issues as they present themselves to your specifically and subjectively.
Some people are going through difficult times and need the help of a psychologist to overcome these moments and regain their balance. For others, relationships are a source of anxiety, stress and cause a more general impression of misunderstanding.
Finally, therapy can be useful when we simply want to learn more about ourselves and understand our behaviors, our reactions in different situations.
Seeking couples therapy can be a good way to improve your relationship with your partner.
Unlike individual sessions, couples therapy sessions take place with both partners present each time. The goal is to identify possible difficulties in communicating and understanding each other, in order to find and implement a follow-up strategy adapted to your problems and your situation.
For that, I always adapt the theoretical tools and the methods I use in therapy, so that it best suits your couple and your way of being together.
Work and organizational psychology sessions
In organizational psychology sessions we can address your relationship to work and the place your job takes in your life. These could be situations at your workplace that cause you stress, or specific issues such as moral harassment.
A therapy session can provide you with a safe, non-judgmental where you can find support and help to see your professional present and future in a clearer way.
I am a licenced psychologist and psychotherapist, having received my master's degrée in psychology from The Sorbonne Paris Nord University. I am registered with the Agence régionale de santé (ARS) as a health professional, under the number ADELI 759388184. In addition to my practice, I teach psychology at the University of Paris-Est Créteil.
First sessions and what they are about
The first session is an opportunity to get to know each other and to gradually begin to establish a relationship of mutual respect and trust.
It allows us to define your problem more precisely and, based on that mutual definition, to agree together on an appropriate therapeutic strategy to implement.
All sessions are strictly confidential, respecting the code of ethics of my profession.
How sessions with me take place
During sessions, I always adapt my way of working to the problem of each person and to their conception to psychotherapy.
To do this, I mainly turn to the systemic orientation, the person-centered approach (Carl Rogers) and to the theory and methods of mindfulness, to which I can associate tools from other fields of therapy, if necessary.
The first session has, among other things, the purpose of finding together a therapeutic project as well as a way of implementing it, that best suits you and is most effective for you.
My role is to provide you with the support necessary to help you address, understand and overcome your difficulties. During the sessions, with this objective in mind, I intervene to help you explore ways of thinking, as well as your emotions, in order to build your own resources and tools to manage difficult situations on a daily basis.
Also, I share with you links that I can make with theory and the scientific research in psychology and psychotherapy, so that it can help you in your understanding. When useful, exercises or topics for reflection can be suggested from one session to the next.
The follow-up therapy sessions
The number of follow-up sessions is never predefined. It always depends on the problem, the therapeutic goal and on individual parameters, such as the person's degree of commitment to the process.
The frequency of the sessions is also determined taking into account the client's schedule and the progress of follow-up.
Usually, the sessions are closer together at the beginning (once a week or every 15 days), before gradually becoming more less frequent as the follow-up evolves.
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