Our weekly therapy program is great for locals who are interested in effective, traditional couples therapy. To achieve the best results, we recommend meeting every week. However, sessions can be held bi-weekly or monthly.
Clinical research done by the Gottman Institute shows that consolidating sessions at the beginning of couples therapy is more effective than spacing sessions out over a longer period of time. Meeting regularly also prevents a common therapy pitfall, where sessions are used for simply airing grievances, rather than healing relationship wounds.
Our aim is to help create lasting changes in your relationship, where you will both be satisfied. This requires a commitment to the therapy process, which includes home assignments to be done with your partner in between sessions.
This program is suitable for couples who:
- Need the weekly structure in order to feel like they are continuously working on the relationship
- Are not eligible for an intensive program
2020 Therapy rates per couple:
- Weekday: € 130 per hour *
- Weekend: € 150 per hour *
Longer sessions are also available. Fees include 21% BTW.
*All hourly fees are subject to change once per calendar year.
Couples therapy is not covered by Dutch health care insurance.
If you have international insurance, we recommend that you contact your insurance provider before your first session to determine whether or not couples therapy is eligible for reimbursement.
For appointment changes or cancellations please give 48 hour notice. Otherwise, the full session fee will be charged.
For proper treatment it is legally required by WGBO that I, as your therapist, create a case file regarding your care. Your case file contains information about your treatment, including your health status, diagnosis, treatment plan, and the signed treatment agreement/informed consent forms.
Your case file also includes session notes, which are a necessary part of your treatment. In certain circumstances, and only after explicit signed consent by you, information from your general practitioner (Huisarts) or other (mental) health care professionals might be included in your case file.
I, as your therapist, do my best to protect your privacy. This means that I:
- Carefully store your case file in a locked filing cabinet
- Ensure that unauthorized people do not have access to your case file
As your therapist, I must legally maintain your confidentiality. Therefore, I am the only one with access to your complete case file.
The information in your case file might also be used under the following circumstances:
- To request or inform other (mental) health care professionals of your mental health situation, for example if I need to consult with a colleague who is also working with your child or if I need to refer you to a different provider. This only happens under explicit signed consent by you.
- For appointed colleagues during my possible absence, if this becomes necessary.
- For anonymous review during peer supervision between colleagues, if necessary.
- For financial administration, a few of your personal details from your case file are used, so that I and/or my bookkeeper can create invoices and declare taxes.
If for any other reason I need to use your personal details, I will always first ask you for explicit signed consent.
The information in your case file with be saved for 15 years, as required by law for all treatment agreements.
PRIVACY REGARDING THE INVOICE AND INSURANCE PROVIDERS
Insurance companies require that certain personal information is listed on the invoice in order to receive reimbursement of fees:
- Your name and postal address
- Your date of birth
- The date of treatment
- A short description of the treatment (‘behandeling psychotherapie’) and code 24500
- The cost of the consult
You have a complaint. What now?
I do my utmost best to offer you help in a respectful and caring way. However, in some circumstances, you might not be completely satisfied with your treatment. It is important to first discuss with me any issues/complaints you might have. Sometimes there are misunderstandings between client and therapist. Once we speak about it, and you have expressed what you are unsatisfied with or what you otherwise expect from me, we can hopefully resolve the issue.
Are you unable or unwilling to speak with me personally about the issue or are we unable to resolve the issue? Then you can utilize the free complaint service offered by my professional organization: Vereniging van Integraal Therapeuten (VIT). The VIT will hear your issue and will provide you with support on how to formulate your complaint and will help you come up with a possible solution. Your complaint will be dealt with within 6 weeks.
Unsatisfied with the results from the VIT?
If you are unsatisfied with the results from the complaint service of the VIT, you then have the right to turn the complaint over to the disputes committee, Stichting Complementaire en Alternatieve Gezondheidszorg (SCAG). This committee serves as a neutral party and is specialized in the complimentary health care sector. The ruling that is made based on your complaint is definitive for both you and the therapist. In some cases, the committee will determine that there be financial compensation. The fee for registering a complaint with SCAG is € 52,50.
The fee is reimbursed if the ruling is in your favor. The disputes committee will make a ruling on your complaint within six months. For more information on how to file a complaint, go to: www.degeschillencommisse.nl The complaint service from the VIT can also help you with this.
You may file a complaint based on issues regarding the treatment you receive(d) from your therapist. For example, the quality of the therapy or the way in which you were treated by the therapist. You can also file a complaint if your therapist made an incorrect assessment about you or if the treatment lead to damages to you or your property.