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Types of Psychotherapy

Types of Psychotherapy are modes of counseling that use insights from various psychological streams. The main currents are psychoanalysis, client-centered, behaviorism and systems theory. The latter is not a current for some but we include it because of the strong tools it provides in the interaction mechanisms between people.

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Walter and Natasha both specialize in integrative psychotherapy.

This is a view in which each individual is examined what is most suitable for him/her through an integration of approaches. It is not so much a shopping for tools from the different movements (eclectic) but an integration of different movements.

Our extensive experience means that we can optimally adapt the guidance to the client. An integration means that 1 + 1 = more than 2. In other words, through integration, the form of accompaniment becomes stronger than the sum of the individual parts.

Today there is also talk about the narrative approach and dialogism. These forms are integrated into all our counseling. Rewriting someone’s story, giving (new) meaning from the conversation so that a new story emerges where the client views, feels and acts upon the world and their happiness from a new perspective.

A therapeutic counseling is about change relative to today with regard to self co-determination of more conscious thinking, feeling and behavior through which one functions better for oneself, one’s relationship, one’s family, one’s surroundings and one’s professional environment.

There is little controversy surrounding the efficacy of therapeutic counseling.
We can reassure: therapy works !

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The efficacy of the form of accompaniment gives a little more controversy.
Meta-analyses show that there is little difference in the effectiveness of the forms of counselling.
This is called the ‘dodo bird’ effect.

There are some exceptions to this where the symptoms are very serious.

In summary, it can be said that there is no one privileged and therefore better form.

At Walsha, we monitor this by explicitly looking at the changes that the client himself indicates. One of the main and most important factors of counseling is that you, the client, feel heard and understood in an unconditional way. This also means that we dare to take less conventional positions to guide our clients.

What works is what we – together with you – go for.
We do this in a responsible and reasoned manner. We believe that psychotherapy should not be a reflection of societal norms in the current zeitgeist but rather science-based models that lead to better well-being in your!

Factors that help determine the efficacy of counseling include:

Openness and willingness to change on the part of the patient

  • Degree of motivation
  • Your inner strength and intelligence
  • Your social support from your environment

Walsha starts with a thorough intake, this in the form of a structured conversation. Together we look at the things you are struggling with, what your wishes and goals are and your motivation to change.

This allows us to indicate what can be expected. This both on the practical issues such as cost and time but of course mainly on the realistic and possible results.

Suppose someone with severe autism comes for counseling then it is not possible to “cure” of this but it is possible to make functioning optimal.

A well-directed and structured treatment;

Walsha will present a structured proposal for treatment from the intake. This means that in addition to the structured interview, we may also recommend a psychodiagnostic examination. After conducting this psychological (psychodiagnostic) examination, we will have sufficient tools to propose structured counseling to you.

Therapeutic competence of the psychotherapist and a positive psychotherapeutic relationship;

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At Walsha, you as a customer are central. One of the main and most important factors of guidance is that you, as a customer, feel heard and understood in an unconditional way. This also means that we dare to take less conventional positions to guide you.
What works is what we – together with you – go for.

As a couple (Walter and Natasha) we are constantly exchanging our experience and optimising our approach and way of accompaniment. More than ten thousand hours of therapeutic counseling resulted in hundreds of satisfied clients who preceded you. It is you, as a customer of Walsha, who determines the satisfaction.

Model and techniques;

Walsha uses a wide range of models and techniques. As indicated, we make an integration of models and techniques from different streams. We reach out to these that benefit you as a customer.