Before We Meet

enlightenedATTENTION PLEASE: Make sure you read the protocol to follow regarding COVID-19 before your visit.

 

WHEN

My usual schedule is Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., dedicating myself to consultations mainly from Monday to Thursday and being able to answer my phone on Fridays.

At the moment, the waiting period to have an intake session is around 3-4 weeks.

 

WHERE

Regarding the way to my office, this will take you around 10 minutes from Utrecht city center if you come by car (there is plenty of free parking in this area). The building is within walking distance from both train stations Utrecht Leidsche Rijn and Utrecht Terwijde. It is also reachable by bus (lines 4, 10, 11, 15, 18, 28, 37, 48) and by bike (around 20 minutes ride from the city centrum). For more indications, you may visit https://www.u-ov.info/ or plan your route with Google Maps in the section "Reach me"

 

HOW MUCH

Among the boundaries of our therapeutic relationship is important to mention my fees and other conditions:

  • Individual session (45 min direct, 15 min indirect) = € 90 (standard) - € 125 (max.) *
  • Couples counseling (75 min direct, 15 min indirect) = € 135 per session
  • Groups therapy (90 minutes approx.) = € 25 per meeting 
  • Written report (with patient consent) = € 89,65
  • Overtime (e.g. email and telephone inquiries) = € 27.50 (15 mins)

Given the nature of these services and the characteristics of my firm, all these amounts are VAT exempt.

*(Partial reimbursement is possible through most supplementary insurance packages. However, if your insurance package is the most basic and you want to use it for your therapeutic process, we need to apply the maximum rate to cover the participation of a Psychologist with BIG registration. To receive accurate information about your insurance coverage it is advisable to call your insurance provider, to let them know of my AGB codes and if you only have basic insurance it might be helpful to share with them this template of a typical restitutienota)

Regardless of possible reimbursements from insurance providers, sessions are expected to be fully paid as they are booked. Our payment system (Stripe) accepts most debit and credit cards as well as iDEAL.

A session can be rescheduled or canceled free of charge with two business days' notice. In such cases, you will be refunded on the card you used to pay. If a consultation is canceled with shorter notice the fee for a full session will apply, without exceptions. 

Although Dutch tax authorities do not consider it mandatory, an invoice can be issued after the session, if you need it to claim any applicable reimbursement to your insurance provider.

 

FOR WHOM

My practice specializes in ex-pats living in the Netherlands but everyone is welcome as long as they feel comfortable with the eventual use of English in the care process.

I only work with adults and the areas I am more familiar with are:

  • anxiety and stress, including panic attacks
  • self-esteem issues 
  • depression and mood swings
  • loss and bereavement (including migratory grief)
  • burnout and life-work balance
  • cultural adjustment
  • relationship issues
  • identity and career questions
  • trauma and abuse
  • personal growth (feeling stuck)
  • existential and life-meaning questions

If your complaints are recurring and complex, where previous help has proven insufficient and/or they are so serious that a multidisciplinary treatment is desirable, I recommend specialist care centers.

This is often necessary when there is (a combination of) serious addiction and/or eating problems, psychotic symptoms, severe suicidality, complex system problems, intellectual disability, or development problems. Your GP will be able to advise you in this case and refer you to the appropriate care.

 

HOW

Every meeting must take place following the protocols that have been implemented at the time, to provide safe conditions for it. These protocols will be communicated by email and published on this website.

Before our first session, please make sure you read our privacy policy and agree with our terms and conditions, accessible at the footer. Once that's clear, you will need to fill our registration form and privacy statement

Last but not least, as part of my commitment to the wellbeing of my patients, I am a registered Psychologist in the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP #225619), the Official College of Psychology in Spain (COP #AN03800), ACCESS Counseling Service Network and the Professional Association for Specialized Psychosocial Therapists (NVPA #104465 - RBCZ #190223R). The Code of Ethics of these organizations pursues a double purpose: to establish standards of professional conduct for registered Psychologists and to inform and protect whoever seeks our services.