How do therapy sessions work?
The treatment will start with an intake session during which we will discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, your expectations, and your treatment goals.
After we have explored and developed sufficient background to proceed, we will collaboratively identify specific therapeutic goals. Throughout the treatment, we will work together to achieve your goals, which is why I will constantly reassess your treatment plan to determine what has been effective and what is not. That will give us the opportunity to identify what is stopping you from achieving the results you want.
- Sessions initially take place weekly.
- One session lasts for 50 minutes.
Sessions can be carried out ONLINE or FACE-TO-FACE in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
How can therapy help you?
If you have never been in therapy, you may have some preconceived notions of what to expect - possibly from television and movies, or maybe from friends and family members’ own experiences.
There are many different types of therapy and many different kinds of therapists, so it is important for you to explore the different options to determine which one feels like a good fit for you. A good therapist uses evidence-based therapeutic interventions to help you improve your mental well-being and develop coping mechanisms for the difficulties you may encounter in life.
Therapy is not like visiting a GP and receiving treatment for a physical ailment. There is no blood test to determine whether or not you have a mental health condition. There is no single way to support a person with psychological symptoms either. This means that therapy is a process dependent on both the techniques being used as well as your own willingness and motivation to engage with the process. As a therapist, I am here to support and guide you during this process, not to provide ‘quick fixes’ or ‘miracle cures’.
My working methods
Every therapist has their own style of practice. I work with a holistic view of mental health, which means I keep a broad perspective when working with clients and try to consider the many facets of what makes you, you - including your physical, social, and spiritual well-being, as well as your age, gender, nationality, language, culture, life experiences, and beliefs. All of these factors are important and influence our choices and how we interact with the world.
Therefore, I work with each client differently. There is no “one-size-fits-all” intervention. Renowned psychologist Carl Jung once said: "Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul". This is an excellent reflection of my style as a therapist.
In my professional practice, I use a combination of evidence-based approaches. This means that I do not stick to a single manual but rather create a unique blend for each client using scientifically proven interventions curated using my clinical knowledge and expertise while also considering your needs and personal preferences.
The primary methods and techniques that I most often use in my professional work are based on:
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What is the price of a session?
The price of a session is €90.00 (euros). This includes:
- 50-minute session
- Session preparation
- Supervision with other professionals (if needed)
- Availability for answering your questions during office hours (response time usually within a day)
- Administrative support
Payments must be made in Euro currency by bank transfer, credit/debit card or payment link via Stripe.
Suyanne Lima Psychologist is a privite practice, which means that you will cover the sessions yourself.
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